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Wates encourages employees to ‘take a minute’ on World Suicide Prevention Day

To coincide with today’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Thursday 10 September) family-owned construction, property services and residential development company, Wates Group, has launched a company-wide campaign to encourage colleagues to ‘take a minute’ – time to talk to someone to get help, to not mask how they feel, to notice a ...

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Tender documentation available for £47bn developer-led framework

National procurement organisation Pagabo has announced that developers are now able to download the tender documentation for the organisation’s brand-new £47 billion developer-led framework. Open to all public sector bodies including schools, universities, local authorities, police and emergency services, NHS ...

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Learnings from COVID-19 should extend beyond the crisis, finds construction report

Balfour Beatty, GKR Scaffolding, Kier, Mace, Morgan Sindall, and Skanska have published a new COVID-19 industry research report, conducted by Loughborough University: “COVID-19 and construction: Early lessons for a new normal?”. The independent report, based on research conducted by Loughborough ...

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Balfour Beatty awarded critical road contract worth £108m on behalf of Highways England

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £108 million contract on behalf of Highways England to design and build a critical dual carriageway linking the M67 with the A57 in Mottram Moor, Greater Manchester. Forming a key part of Highways England’s ...

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RFM Group announces two key senior hires

RFM Group, a growing property group specialising in construction, facilities management and maintenance, has appointed two new business development specialists to support ambitious growth targets and a growing pipeline of opportunity. Shannon Sugden joins the team in the newly created FM ...

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service selects RFM Group to remodel key operational sites

RFM Group, a growing property group specialising in construction, facilities management and maintenance, has been appointed by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to refurbish its North Allerton and Bradford sites. Following competitive tenders, RFM were identified as the most suitable contractor ...

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Construction Leadership Council launches Covid-19 cost assessment toolkit

The Professional Practice Task Group for the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Covid-19 Task Force has published a methodology for assessing and reporting the cost implications of disruption due to the pandemic. Construction clients and contractors rely on accurate cost prediction ...

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Costain-Skanska JV raises hearing protection benchmark

Costain-Skanska joint venture (CSjv) is implementing a new hearing protection policy across all of its HS2 enabling works construction sites. Working with smart tech company Eave, whose innovative hearing conservation solution provides real time noise monitoring on site, CSjv is ...

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Wates focuses on future opportunities

Wates Group has unveiled a series of organisational changes that will intensify its focus on the opportunities that lie ahead in its key sectors. The announcement incorporates revisions to its structure along with a series of new executive appointments. The ...

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Government publishes landmark Bill to improve building safety

Yesterday (20 July), saw the government publish its landmark Bill, which is set to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. Published in draft form, the Building Safety Bill will improve regulations as the government seeks to ...

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