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July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs growth

July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs...

Findings from the July Construction PMI indicate a strong rate of jobs growth but a reduction in UK construction output for the first time since early 2021.
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Suppliers named for £500m public sector new build framework

Twenty suppliers have been awarded a place on a new £500m new build framework to deliver public sector construction projects in Scotland.
Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Lee Hewitt as UK Health, Safety and Environment Director, following Heather Bryant’s retirement

New UK Health, Safety and Environment Director appointed by Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Lee Hewitt as UK Health, Safety and Environment Director, following Heather Bryant’s retirement.
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JV North appoints appoints modular contractors to MMC framework lot

North West housebuilding consortium, JV North has appointed eight modular contractors to its £560m modern methods of construction framework lot.
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SWPA: Procuring energy efficiency measures

In this article, Emily Bull, client research officer at SWPA, explains how the second wave of the Social Housing Decarbonisation fund will enable associations to secure better housing energy efficiency measures.
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Window and door suppliers win place on £66m public sector framework

Eleven window and door suppliers have won places on a new £66m national public sector framework (WD2), launched by not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider LHC.
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Procurement in practice: The benefits of aggregating demand for MMC homes

In this article, Phillip Blackmore, regional procurement manager at SWPA explains how aggregating demand for MMC homes is beneficial for manufacturers and communities.
James Bailey, managing partner of Bruton Knowles which has just been appointed a place on the Citizen Framework

Bruton Knowles secures spot on property valuation Citizen Framework

Bruton Knowles has secured a place on the £800,000 Citizen 2022 framework (0928) to deliver vital development property valuations over the next four years.
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Kier launches new tool to track spend in areas of social...

Kier has announced the launch of a new tool- called Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) - which will track its spending in areas of social deprivation across the UK.
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The Gold Standard in construction: The quest for better collaboration

In this article, LHC explains how it is responding to the Gold Standard in construction, to deliver social impact and create local opportunity.
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New regional director targets housing and levelling up in the North...

Ethan James has been appointed regional director for Consortium Procurement Construction, targeting housing and levelling up for the North and Midlands.
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GRAHAM’s financial growth figures are ‘strong and sustainable’

In the latest published accounts for the financial year (up to 31st March 2022), GRAHAM’s financial growth has been described as ‘strong and sustainable’, with revenue reaching £948m.
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The role of the public sector in decarbonisation

The public sector faces a significant challenge in transitioning to net zero. The UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum recently held a panel discussion looking at some of the key issues including funding and the impact of the skills shortage.
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Digitisation of procurement is the only way to the gold standard

Eighteen months on from the publication of the Construction Playbook, just how well is the industry doing in meeting the needs for increased digitisation of procurement? Julian Penna, product owner for MyPagabo, says that while the pieces of the puzzle are all there, the industry as a whole is still a few steps away from completing the jigsaw.
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New LHC board and interim group director announced

The new LHC board and interim group director have been announced as part of a governance review to support the not-for-profit framework provider's future growth.
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Notting Hill Genesis launch new affordable homes framework

Notting Hill Genesis has selected 146 consultants and contractors for their new affordable homes framework, which will deliver more than £2.8bn-worth of new homes for London.
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SCAPE selects contractors to £750m Regional Construction framework

Jeakins Weir, Stepnell, G F Tomlinson, Lindum Group, Ashe Construction, Conamar, Clegg Construction and R G Carter have been chosen to help local authorities and public sector organisations deliver ambitious, community-focused construction projects up to a value of £7.5m from 26 August 2022.
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Galliford Try reappointed to Midlands Highways Alliance Plus Framework

Galliford Try’s Highways business has been reappointed to the Midlands Highways Alliance Plus (MHA+) Medium Schemes Framework.
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Kier wins place on Crown Commercial Service’s £35bn RM6232 Framework

Kier Places has been appointed to Lot Group 2 – Hard Facilities Management, Lot 2b and Lot 2c on the CCS Facilities Management and Workplace Services RM6232 Framework.
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Amey wins place on CCS Facilities Management & Workplace Services framework

Amey Secure Infrastructure has secured a place on the CCS Facilities Management & Workplace Services framework.
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Kier wins place on Pagabo’s civils and infrastructure framework

Kier has been appointed to all four lots of Pagabo’s £1.56bn civils and infrastructure framework.
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How procurement can improve building safety

The political spotlight has remained firmly fixed on how the industry can improve building safety in the first half of 2022. While progress towards the Hackitt Review recommendations is slowly being made, there is a continued need to revisit and reform processes at procurement level and through the whole supply chain.
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Pagabo appoints suppliers to £1.56bn civils and infrastructure framework

National framework provider Pagabo has appointed 48 suppliers to its new £1.56bn civils and infrastructure framework.
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Algeco lands ESPO Modular Buildings Framework (953)

Algeco UK has been awarded a place onto the ESPO Modular Buildings framework (953) for Lot 1A – Modular Buildings Education (Hire) and Lot 2A – Modular Buildings Healthcare (Hire).
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Applying ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ together – a provider and supplier...

Five months on from Professor David Mosey’s ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ report, LHC meet Claire Bailey-Jones, head of business development from Novus Property Solutions to discuss the key lessons the sector can learn to make tangible, practical differences.
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The benefits of MMC & procurement barriers to adoption

Phillip Blackmore, regional procurement manager, SWPA, discusses how contracting authorities can procure effectively to ensure they obtain the benefits of MMC.

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