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CPA forecasts double-digit growth for construction despite constraints in product and labour shortages

Construction output is currently very buoyant and is forecast to rise by 13.7 per cent in 2021 and 6.3 per cent in 2022, according to the Construction Products Association’s latest Summer Forecast. This positive outlook comes despite the dual constraints ...

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Trade bodies call for caution as restrictions are lifted

As businesses return to more regular working conditions following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, two engineering services bodies have stepped up their health & safety advice alongside a warning that the pandemic has still not relaxed its grip on the ...

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Covid fallout could lead to a harsh winter for construction

Actuate UK, the alliance of leading UK building engineering services, has warned that Covid continues to cast a dark shadow on the construction industry and says the knock-on effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt long after the ...

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Business transformation leader takes up CEO role at Novus Property Solutions

National maintenance, compliance and construction contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has appointed industry specialist Steve Davies as its new Chief Executive Officer. Davies is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results within facilities and asset management, ...

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Actuate UK calls for UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended

Engineering services sector body Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product compliance and standard marking is not ...

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NBS and ASFP announce safety-based collaboration

NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector. The partnership aims ...

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Novus commits to female leaders in its latest hire

National maintenance and construction contractor Novus Property Solutions has underlined its commitment to dynamic future growth across the next five years with the appointment of a new Head of Business Development, Claire Bailey-Jones. In a sign of the company’s commitment ...

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UKGBC launches Solutions Library to help with sustainability challenges within the built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new Solutions Library designed to tackle shared sustainability challenges within the built environment and enhance collaboration between innovators and corporates. According to the UKGBC many of its members have already set ...

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BAM Construct UK reports a rise in profits in 2020

BAM Construct UK has published its latest report and accounts for 2020 which show profit before tax increased to £13.7m (2019: £9.4m). Revenues across the design, construction, facilities management and property development businesses reduced by 15% to £793.1m (2019: £930.5m) ...

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454 hard hats represent the number of suicides in UK construction each year 

A total of 454 hard hats have been laid out at the Leeds College of Building to represent the number of construction workers who die from suicide each year, as new research finds that almost half (49 per cent) of ...

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