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Next generation and innovation top the agenda at UK Construction Week

Safe buildings, innovation, offsite and the next generation were just some of the buzz words that came out of a record first day at UK Construction Week, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham. One of the strongest themes to ...

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Meet the company revolutionising the construction hoardings industry

In his former life, Steve Matthews was a project manager for a large construction firm where he was overseeing major accounts for national retail brands such as Tesco. After identifying a gap in the market for a cost effective, sustainable, ...

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Interserve wins £70m accommodation project in Leeds

Interserve has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £70 million by Dandara Limited to design and build a residential development comprising 744 apartments in Leeds. The four-building development, located in the south side of Leeds city centre, will ...

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IAQ could become an issue for new buildings

Developers could soon be required to reach an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) if they are to gain planning permission for new buildings. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has made tackling pollution a key priority of his ...

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Built Environment Technology Association (BETA) is established

A new international organisation, the Built Environment Technology Association (BETA), has been launched to equip the real estate, construction, design, urban planning and facility management industries to better understand and utilise contemporary and developing technologies for the built environment. BETA will ...

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BESA and ECA issue industry manifesto

An engineering services manifesto has been launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), ahead of the upcoming general election on 8 June. The five-point industry manifesto, which adds to a recent submission by ...

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RICS warns historic buildings could be at risk from skills crisis

Historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of Britain’s best-known national treasures, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) following a recent survey it commissioned with YouGov. The survey ...

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CBI convenes next generation of construction leaders to tackle future challenges

The CBI has asked a group of future leaders in the construction industry to develop recommendations to improve collaboration and digitisation within the sector. The group, comprising representatives from right across the supply chain, from design to sub–contractors, is expected ...

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Carillion secures £90m defence contract in Cyprus

The UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded Carillion a £90 million contract to design and build a communications centre in Cyprus. The centre will be a single story building, approximately 10,000 square metres in area, with temperature and humidity controlled ...

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Kier builds on its success in biotech sector

Kier has been selected to design and build a major new £46 million office and laboratory at Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The scheme, being delivered for Cambridge Medipark Limited, will consist of a three-storey laboratory building and a four-storey office building, connected ...

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