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Amey Consulting’s Managing Director Alex Gilbert warns that the UK needs new skills and new thinking if it is to meet its net zero targets The need to build a more sustainable future is not in doubt. Tackling climate change ...

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Bureau Veritas urges commercial buildings to ‘create an infrastructure’ that supports an EV future

Electrical safety expert, Bureau Veritas, has cautiously welcomed new world-leading regulations for all new homes and buildings in England to have electric vehicle charging points installed as standard – stating that the move will help to drive uptake in electric ...

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Kier to tackle modern slavery through its mental health first aiders

Kier is the first UK contractor to train its mental health first aiders (MHFAs) to spot the signs of modern slavery and exploitation. With 900 colleagues having become MHFAs at Kier, this new training is being delivered through Jericho, a ...

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Balfour Beatty bolsters its commitment to hiring apprentices, graduates and trainees

For the second year in a row, Balfour Beatty has bolstered its commitment to young people, publicly declaring its intention to increase the number of Apprentices, Graduates and Trainees by c. 60 per cent when compared to its 2021 intake. ...

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EQUANS director to chair CBI Public Sector Partners Council

Sam Hockman, Divisional CEO of EQUANS UK & Ireland, has been appointed as the new chair of the CBI’s Public Sector Partners Council (PSPC). Hockman leads EQUANS’ Energy and Technical Services business across the public and private sectors and has ...

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CBRE completes £960m deal for majority ownership of Turner & Townsend

CBRE has acquired a 60 per cent ownership interest in, and entered into a strategic partnership with, Turner & Townsend, a provider of program management, cost consultancy, project management and advisory consulting services for clients in 46 countries. The strategic ...

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Strong construction demand but supply hit by perfect storm

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has revised construction output growth up for 2021 from 13.7 per cent to 14.3 per cent since its previous Forecasts, but also revised down growth for 2022 from 6.3 per cent to 4.8 per cent in ...

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‘Colossal’ skills drive required for Government’s £650bn Infrastructure Pipeline plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that whilst the government’s announcement of a record £650 billion investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost for the buildings services sector, this will need to ...

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Kier restructures UK Construction business

Construction and infrastructure services firm, Kier, has unveiled a new structure for its UK Construction business that will support its ambitions for sustainable growth in its key sectors across England, Scotland and Wales. The new UK structure consists of five ...

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Amey sets out Roadmap to Net Zero

Infrastructure services and engineering company, Amey, has set out a roadmap to reduce its carbon emissions and reach carbon net zero by 2040. To achieve this goal, Amy has set itself two ambitious targets: Achieve Scope 1 and 2 Net ...

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