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What challenges does the demolition industry face in 2022?

Ben Griffiths, operations director of the Rye Group, talks about the current state/challenges of the demolition industry and what it should expect in 2022.
migrant construction workers

Number of migrant construction workers falls whilst demand rises

The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) annual migration report has revealed that the construction migrant workforce continues to fall and at a worryingly rapid speed, meanwhile demand, costs, and wages surge.
building materials shortage

2021 building materials shortage: What is the price of building materials?

Covid-19, Brexit and booming demand are combining to drive up prices for the essential materials the UK’s construction sector desperately needs. Bluebeam takes a look at the 2021 building materials shortage.
asite amsterdam office

Asite opens new office in Amsterdam

Construction cloud collaboration provider, Asite has opened a new office in Amsterdam, as part of continued expansion in the European market.
digital transformation

The road to digitalisation in the construction industry

Some companies may be in the slow lane while others are speeding ahead. But what is becoming clearer all the time, is that the industry now has a road map towards digital transformation and the journey is underway. Finbarr McMeel, technical director at Gilbert-Ash explains more.
Construction jobs, construction, workers,

Construction jobs expected to rise after challenging year

While there are challenges ahead for the sector which is set to grow by a quarter of million workers in the next four years, the construction industry will provide more opportunities for British workers, as the number of migrant workers falls, CITB’s annual Migration Survey showed.
Brexit Working Group

CLC launches Brexit working group to prepare construction industry

The Construction Leadership Council has launched a ‘Brexit Working Group’, to produce and signpost business guidance and information to help the industry be prepared to maintain business continuity at the end of the transition period.
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New points-based immigration system will ‘hamper UK construction’

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced the launch of a new points-based immigration system which will give priority to 'highly skilled' workers.
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UK construction earnings on EU investments dwindle post-Brexit

The UK construction sector has seen earnings on its investments in the EU plummet since the Brexit vote with profits dropping 95%, analysis of the latest ONS data has revealed.
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The European Green Deal: What impact on the built environment?

The European Green Deal is a major new commitment from the EU to tackle urgent environment-related challenges on the way to a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Eugenio Quintieri of the European Builders Confederation looks at the implications for the built environment.
Commercial contracts, Brexit,

Brexit planning: Consider your commercial contracts

In the wake of the general election result, the UK looks firmly on course to leave the European Union. Karen Holden, an awarding-winning solicitor and founder of A City Law Firm, looks at the implications of Brexit on commercial contracts.

Hotel construction on the rise in London

Boutique and luxury hotels are on the rise with 210 new hotels currently in the development pipeline in London, according to a study by Boodle Hatfield.
Insurance risks, Brexit, Construction companies

Construction firms urged to manage insurance risks before Brexit

Hard or soft Brexit, construction companies need to implement and amend insurance cover to avoid facing further challenges after 31 October.
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CECA calls on Government to protect post-Brexit migration landscape

Civils contractors have backed CITB’s recommendations calling for greater simplicity and breathing space on the planned visa restrictions after Brexit.
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Construction employers need flexibility on post-Brexit visas, says CITB

Construction employers raise concerns about the future 12-month visa scheme, as CITB urges the government to extend the ‘low-skilled’ visa to 24 months.
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The Construction Industry Brexit Survey: The results

We release the results of PBC Today's 'The Construction Industry Brexit Survey', as fewer than one in 10 respondents declared themselves highly confident in their outlook post-Brexit.
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Brexit Survey: Two-thirds of construction professionals worried for industry

Two-thirds of construction industry professionals are concerned about the outlook for the industry post-Brexit, according to a new reader survey for PBC Today.
BIM Today September, Construction Industry Brexit Survey,

BIM Today September 2019

In September's BIM Today, we reveal the results of the Construction Industry Brexit Survey, a major poll of our readers to gauge the confidence of the AEC sector once the UK leaves the European Union.
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Invasive weeds set for flowering season

Dr Peter Fitzsimons, Invasive Weed Control Group technical manager of national trade body the Property Care Association, explains the importance of being alert to alien plant species at this time of year.
structural steel, recycling, environmental benefits

A new protocol for reusing structural steel

The SCI has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel.
brexit, construction industry, immigration,

The Brexit fire: Could the change of prime minister put it...

The topic of immigration has dominated the Brexit discussion so far and, as an industry which relies so heavily on EU labour, the construction sector is feeling the pressure.
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Khan says post-Brexit immigration plans would put construction at risk

Sadiq Khan has revealed the damage that the government’s immigration plans could do to London’s economy, as crucial sectors such as construction could struggle to fill key posts.
Construction Industry Brexit Survey,

The Construction Industry Brexit Survey

With the UK due to leave the European Union on 31 October, PBC Today has launched a survey to take the pulse of the architecture, engineering and construction sector.
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European Commission reveals winner of ‘Loi 130’ competition

The European Commission has revealed the winner of ‘Loi 130’, an architectural competition to identify the best solution to replace part of its ageing offices in the European quarter.
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Construction industry suppliers ‘prepared for Brexit’

Construction industry suppliers say they expect a slight dip in the market following Brexit, but reveal they are prepared thanks to contingency plans, according to a survey by MRA Research.
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How will Brexit impact the retention of skilled workers in construction?

Jerald Solis of Experience Invest looks at the challenges facing the construction industry, and what can be done to ensure the retention of skilled workers following Brexit.