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Unite calls for all workers in construction to be provided with death benefits

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent tragic fatality ...

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Sutherland steps down at Interserve

Dougie Sutherland, Managing Director of Interserve’s development division has stepped down from the Board of Directors with immediate effect, a week after a major shareholder of the company called for the removal of eight board members, which included Sutherland. Sutherland ...

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UKGBC launches consultation on net zero carbon buildings definition

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation sets out the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group ...

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FRC provides update on Carillion investigation

UK audit watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has provided an update into its investigation of the collapse of construction giant Carillion last January following “significant public interest” in the case. The FRC is investigating KPMG’s audits of Carillion (2014-2017) and ...

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Polyteck adds new division

Construction and facilities management business, Polyteck Group, has launched a new plumbing and drainage division. As the business primes itself for further growth, the division will be an amalgamation and integration of the separate plumbing and drainage teams, which will enable ...

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UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group will bring together over 30 experts from across the building value chain and is ...

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Is London’s skyline set to bloom?

A planning application has been submitted to the City of London Corporation for The Tulip, a unique 305.3-metre-high visitor attraction which would be sited next to 30 St Mary Axe, also known as The Gherkin. This project is proposed by J. ...

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Interserve remains on track

Interserve has provided an update on trading for the first nine months of the year ending 31 December 2018, which sees the Group continuing to trade in-line with management’s expectations. The implementation of the Group’s strategy and the Fit for Growth ...

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Constructive criticism

If Britain is going to achieve the aims of the Construction Sector deal then facilities managers MUST be involved in construction projects from the beginning says Mark Coates, Head of Strategic Asset Development at Viewpoint This October (12th) marked 100 ...

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Construction workers facing needless workplace dangers says research

Unite, the construction union, has called for employers to start taking workers’ safety seriously, in response to a survey published today (22 November) by Direct Line for Business which found that there were 196 fatal accidents and 26,196 non-fatal accidents ...

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