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Pagabo names lead providers for Professional Services UK and Scotland frameworks

Multi-disciplinary construction consultancies – AtkinsRéalis and Turner & Townsend – have been named as the lead providers for two upcoming Professional Services frameworks from Pagabo. The two frameworks – both of which will go live in April 2024 – provide a framework specifically ...

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Crane survey sees record number of office new starts in London

Deloitte’s latest London office crane survey sees the highest volume of new offices being built since 2005. The study was extended to cover seven central London areas and reveals that there are currently 124 schemes are under construction totalling more ...

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UKGBC publishes new guidance for construction sector to accurately model and report on embodied carbon emissions

The UK Green Building Council has published new guidance to improve how embodied carbon emissions are modelled and reported on, enabling more informed and sustainable decision-making across projects. Although embodied carbon is being increasingly factored into how we design new ...

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NTU to launch new centre for sustainable construction and retrofit

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will invest £1.5 million into developing skills, research, training and consultancy to support the UK construction sector reach net zero. The University will launch the Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit to develop solutions, skills and ...

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Poor mental health can have serious consequences on health and safety within the construction sector

By Chris Handley, Construction Director at Concert Thank goodness we’re beyond the days where poor mental health was deemed to be a weakness or flaw. However, we still have a way to go in order to recognise suffering in others. ...

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Balfour Beatty joins forces with CABE

International infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, has joined the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) as a new Premium Company Partner. The partnership comes at a pivotal time for the construction and infrastructure industry, with the changes to the Building Safety ...

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BCIS publishes five-year forecast for construction sector

Latest projections from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) forecast construction costs to rise just over 3% in the year to 3Q 2024, while tender prices are expected to increase by just over 2% in the same period. In its five-year ...

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Clients more focused on net zero goals than building safety

A new study has found that construction clients are more focused on meeting their net zero goals than complying with the Building Safety Act. The research carried bout on behalf of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) also revealed a ...

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Board appointment at Wates Group

The family-owned building, development, and property maintenance company has appointed Liz Reilly to the Group Board as a Non-Executive Director. Reilly will chair the Wates Group’s Remuneration Committee. Reilly has over 30 years of executive experience in organisational design and ...

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Data is construction’s ‘strongest ally’ in decarbonising built environment

A consortium of leading organisations and professional bodies are calling for the construction sector not to let up on its commitment to reduce its impact on climate change, as it launches the ground-breaking Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD). The project, ...

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