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BCIS calls for more support for construction industry in Autumn Statement  

The Building Cost Information Service is calling for the Government to do more to support the construction industry ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement. BCIS data forecasts that new work output will not return to growth until the end of ...

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SOCOTEC UK acquires building pathology specialists to enhance end-to-end building expertise

SOCOTEC UK, the market leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) in the construction and infrastructure sectors, has acquired Hutton + Rostron (H+R), renowned specialists in Building Pathology. This strategic move establishes SOCOTEC as the sole UK company offering end-to-end ...

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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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Smart Buildings Show goes from strength to strength

Smart Buildings Show once again welcomed a huge attendance as it returned to ExCeL London on 18-19 October 2023, welcoming many visitors and industry-renowned exhibitors. A stream of more than 2,000 visitors flowed through the exhibition hall and attended presentations ...

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Finalists for Britain’s most beautiful new buildings announced

Building Beauty Awards has unveiled its 2023 finalists of Britain’s most beautiful new buildings, engineering structures and urban landscaping schemes. The finalists have been selected by a prestigious judging panel chaired by “design guru” Stephen Bayley Hon FRIBA, who is ...

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Green skills

Why facilities management needs to lead the charge in upskilling the nation ahead of 2050 says Alexandra Gates, Managing Director of Expedient Training The UK is headed for a roadblock. According to the 2023 Progress Report issued by the Climate ...

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Kier strengthens its construction division with two key senior appointments

Kier has appointed David Rowsell as managing director of Kier Construction London and Cheryl Parsons as regional director for Kier Construction Southern as the Group’s Construction business creates two new and distinct business units. Rowsell joins Kier from Morgan Sindall, ...

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RICS launches manifesto for the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published its manifesto titled ‘Empowering a Sustainable Future’. According to the United Nations, the built environment generates around 40 per cent of global carbon output, and RICS is leading the industry on ...

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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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Sustainable surcharge

New research suggests that companies are willing to pay higher rents for more sustainable corporate office space following the rise of hybrid working. Should the sustainability attributes of some buildings be enhanced to command a rent premium or should standard ...

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