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Construction jobs on the increase

The revival in the construction industry continues apace with substantial year-on-year job inc...

Avoiding contractor fraud

Having had first-hand experience, Steve Speller, joint MD at Speller Metcalfe, explains how to...

Health & safety campaign launched

3M urges construction companies to make ‘wise choices’ with its new health and safety vide...

Constructionline up for sale

The Government is planning to sell the UK’s largest online construction supplier database, C...

Construction pros unhappy with pay

Young professionals working in the construction industry are unhappy with their current salary...

London’s school places’ shortage rises

The capital needs an additional 133,000 school places by 2018 to address future demand, accord...

RIBA: “new schools not fit for purpose”

Spending on schools needs to be increased by 20%, according to a new report from The Royal Ins...

Balfour Beatty gets training

Balfour Beatty and Waltham Forest Council team up to provide ‘ground-breaking’ training sc...

Entries open for the CIBSE Awards 2015

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) Building Performance Award...

Asset Skills Training launches FM course

Asset Skills Training is launching new online courses for FM professionals on its stand U1170 ...

BPF lobbies for UK bill change

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed a recent change made to the Immigration Bil...

Calling young builders

Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, President of Youthbuild UK, has launched the 2014 Young Builder of t...

Double success for G F Tomlinson

Contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating after scooping two prestigious construction industry a...

Save lives, save money

A new report by the British Safety Council is a reminder of the benefits to business of invest...

Renovation nets architectural award

University of Leicester's new conference centre and hotel recognised by Royal Institute of Cha...

Scape launches Renovate

A new product to transform existing buildings in the education sector at a lower cost than new...

Back to school for Lakehouse

Construction support services provider Lakehouse secures four new contracts through the SMARTE...

RIBA: North & Scotland lead recovery

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published the results of the March 2014 F...

Playground orders continue to fall

First quarter UK orders for playgrounds and play equipment fell to an eight-year low in 2014, ...

Morgan Sindall framework update

Since 2006, Morgan Sindall has been a key player in South Lanarkshire’s plan to rebuild or r...

Miller builds on public sector success

Miller Construction has been appointed to the £200m framework that will deliver school buildi...

Discover the true cost of bidding

Marketing Works & Reading Uni launch new Bid Cost Survey to uncover the true cost of bidding i...

Banking on Bangor

Campus expansion plans at Bangor University have received £45m backing from European Investmen...

Facilities high on students' agenda

New report on the student experience discovers eight out of 10 UK students rate facilities as ...

Saint-Gobain opens new tech academy

Saint-Gobain has launched its sixth Technical Academy, following a successful open day at its ...

New school buries time capsule

Pupils and staff at a Warwickshire primary school have buried a time capsule at the site of th...

Meet the typical British builder

According to a new survey, the average builder earns £26,000, supports Manchester United and i...

CLV and Arlington acquire Opal assets

Campus Living Villages (CVL), together with Arlington, has purchased a UK portfolio, formerly ...

Buying time

Outsourcing the management of the contractor supply chain can make construction procurement a ...

G F Tomlinson bags £33m Scape contract

G F Tomlinson has been awarded a further £33 million of contract works by public sector constr...

Southampton saves money with Scape

Procurement and construction specialists Scape save Southampton taxpayers 40% of costs on new ...

Predicting the future for students

UNITE and the University Alliance has launched the first student living futures report: living...

‘Skill shortages threaten recovery'

Skill shortages in construction will grind the UK recovery to a halt, says entrepreneur and As...

East Midlands Hub launched

Developers, contractors & architects gathered in Nottingham to take part in the launch of the ...

Portakabin gets five-star rating

The Portakabin Group has been accredited to the highest level in its fifth annual Achilles Bui...