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We must learn lessons from Grenfell

The golden thread of information must improve transparency and drive collaboration between project partners to make our buildings safer says James Connolly, Head of Partnerships at eviFile Today (14 June) marks the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire – ...

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CIBSE launches Building Performance Awards 2020

Entries are now invited for the 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The Awards showcase the highest achievements in building performance across the construction and property industry, and are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on ...

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Construction moves towards greater digitisation

NBS, who has been monitoring Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in the UK for almost a decade has announced its 2019 BIM survey results which show that overall trends of BIM awareness and adoption have grown from little more than ...

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Construction industry holds auditors accountable for Carillion collapse

The construction industry views the collapse of Carillion as a result of aggressive accounting policies and a close relationship with KPMG. A survey of the supply chain conducted by public sector procurement specialist, Scape Group, finds that 93 per cent ...

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Wellington Place’s multi-million pound impact on Yorkshire

Transformed from a low-grade retail park to a multi-million-pound commercial property development, Wellington Place is now one of the most successful City Centre regeneration projects in the UK and has to date contributed a total economic value (GVA) of £200 ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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FM sought for evidence on construction product information

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) has extended its Call for Evidence on construction product information to 23 April 2019, and in particular is seeking responses from the facilities management sector. The survey forms a critical part of the construction industry’s ...

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VINCI launches health and safety strategy – THINK AGAIN

VINCI Construction UK (VCUK) has introduced a refreshed approach to improving health & safety which recognises the significant role that behaviour has on influencing the performance of the organisation. THINK AGAIN will focus on how behaviour and choice can help ...

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Former Wates boss to take up CEO role at Kier

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Kier Group has appointed Andrew Davies as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 15 April 2019. From 2014 to 2018, Davies was the CEO of Wates Group, the construction, developments and property services group. In October 2017, Davies was announced ...

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Wates reports increased profits and record order book

Family-owned construction, development and property services company, Wates Group, has reported increased profits for the year ending 31 December 2018, with a record order book of £5.4 billion heading into 2019. Turnover for 2018 was within one per cent of ...

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