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BESA warns of mental health ‘second wave’

As more sites and buildings reopen, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors. It said Mental Health Awareness Week was an opportunity ...

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Mace unveils changes and new appointments at FM business

Global consultancy and construction business, Mace, has announced a number of changes as it reshapes its facilities management division. Alongside a number of new leadership team appointments, Mace’s Operate division will stop using the ‘Macro’ brand and formally adopt the Mace ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Industry leaders provide wellbeing and loneliness support

Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) comes at a time the UK finds itself under great stress as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Working in collaboration with national construction framework organisation Pagabo and software provider Sypro, mental health charity Mates in Mind has released two ...

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Construction industry has proved it can change, says Hackitt

The way the construction industry has responded to the coronavirus crisis shows it is capable of making the changes it must to improve building safety and quality, according to Dame Judith Hackitt. The chair of the Independent Review of Building ...

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Government supports construction industry guidance to avoid disputes

The UK Government has offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations from businesses as they manage and enforce B2B contracts during the Covid-19 emergency. There is a real concern that the construction industry will become embroiled ...

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Interserve converts three hotels into isolation centres

Interserve Group Limited has been awarded a contract to convert three hotels into Covid-19 isolation centres to accommodate patients who are recovering from the disease. Interserve Construction has been appointed by the Department for Health & Social Care (DHSC) to ...

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Willmott Dixon highlights measures to build safely during Covid-19

Willmott Dixon has highlighted the measures it has implemented to build safely during Covid-19 at Stockton’s Globe Theatre. The independent construction and property services company, has over 95 per cent of its projects open after implementing the Construction Leadership Council’s ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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NHS Nightingale Hospital North West opens its doors

NHS Nightingale Hospital North West at the Manchester Central Convention Complex officially opened its doors today (17 April) at 2pm. Delivered by Integrated Health Projects (IHP), the joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine under the ProCure ...

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