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UKCW sees debate around digital hit a higher level

The future success of digital construction lies with improved planning, more consistent procurement by Government, integrated software systems, the education of the young and the development of hybrid solutions that don’t scare the industry, according to yesterday’s opening debate at ...

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UKGBC launches Sustainable Innovation Manual for construction and property industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has  launched its Sustainable Innovation Manual to help built environment professionals put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning, decision-making, and project work. The step-by-step guide includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help ...

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Unprecedented support by MPs to prevent another Carillion

Following the collapse of Carillion in January, the Aldous Bill, the largest fair payments campaign ever formed in the UK, now has support from over 200 MPs. The backing comes alongside an unprecedented coalition of over 80 industry bodies and ...

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Campus Living Villages and Equitix secure deal with University of Bristol

A joint venture between Campus Living Villages and Equitix has been appointed as the strategic development partner for new accommodation projects at the University of Bristol. Over the next five years the partnership will provide high-quality student accommodation, beginning with ...

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Interserve to merge UK and International divisions

Interserve has announced  a new simplified organisational structure that will combine both UK and International divisions, to support the Group’s strategic priorities to define and deliver consistent propositions for customers, standardise operational delivery and create a “One Interserve” culture. The new ...

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Carillion ‘ripped off suppliers’ finds damning Parliamentary report

Carillion used its suppliers to “prop up a failing business model” is the damning conclusion of two influential Parliamentary committees, which ahead of the launch of the final report of their inquiry into the collapse of Carillion has published evidence ...

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Willmott Dixon launches Mental Health First Aider initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its All Safe Minds campaign. Everyone on a Willmott Dixon project already receives ...

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The M&E market is ripe for medium sized businesses

Ask building service industry leaders to name the biggest challenge currently facing the M&E sector and they will most likely lament the shortage of trained technical engineers. The problem surrounding the recruitment and retention of skilled operatives in the sector ...

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UK construction sector continues to face difficulties

Construction output is continuing its recent decline, falling by 0.8 per cent in February 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. This was driven predominantly by a fall in repair and maintenance work, which fell ...

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Skanska UK proposes operations reorganisation

Skanska UK has announced it is proposing a strategic, internal reorganisation of its building operations, which will bring together all of Skanska UK’s building expertise into two organisations – one focusing on construction and the other on building services. As part ...

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