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Construction firms join forces to drive change for site wellbeing

National framework organisation Pagabo has partnered with health technology brand Moodbeam to look after and promote the wellbeing of everyone working on projects in the built environment through the use of wearable technology. Moodbeam One is the world’s first wearable device, ...

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NBS and BESA partnership helping to drive digital adoption throughout the building lifecycle

NBS, the leading specification platform for the construction industry, has partnered with BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) to help drive digital adoption throughout the building lifecycle. As part of their joint commitment to digital construction, the link-up will publish mappings ...

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University Partnerships Programme appoints new director

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), a provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure in the UK has announced the appointment of Adam Tyson as Construction Director. Tyson has joined the senior team in UPP Management, UPP’s specialist asset management business ...

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Property and construction industry leads call for a green recovery plan

More than 200 prominent business leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling for a clean, inclusive and resilient recovery from coronavirus. The property and construction industry is heavily represented in the letter, with members of the UK Green Building ...

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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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