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Amey partners with BuildForce to support Service leavers and Veterans

With around 14,000 personnel leaving the Forces each year Amey is keen to tap into this pool of talent and has formed an alliance with BuildForce, an industry led programme that aims to reduce the skills gap in the construction industry ...

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Hocking takes up seat as chief executive of Galliford Try

Bill Hocking has formally taken up his new role as Chief Executive of Galliford Try with effect from 3 January 2020. Hocking succeeds Graham Prothero who has stepped down as CEO and leaves the business following the successful completion of ...

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Polyteck unveils new business structure

Construction and facilities management business, Polyteck Group, has created a new structure for its business operations, forming two new distinctive divisions: maintenance and specialist services, and property development. The move follows a strategic review that identified a need to offer ...

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Government must tackle late payment issues, says BESA

The new government must do everything it can to solve the late payment problems that continue to undermine construction supply chains, according to the Chief Executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) David Frise. He told the Association’s ...

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Construction body launches work at height guide

Construction industry body CONIAC (the Construction Industry Advisory Council) has produced a guide entitled ‘Safety Steps’, designed to help anyone looking to ensure safe work at height. ‘Safety Steps’ is aimed primarily at five key work at height audiences: designers, ...

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New procurement agreement to shape public sector construction

The government has awarded a major new procurement agreement, which will help shape public sector construction. All public sector bodies can use Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Construction Works and Associated Services agreement to find companies to help build things like ...

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A call to arms

The RICS Integrated Property Services Conference 2019, which took place in London on 1 July, focused on how to build trust in the facilities management profession With a change in name from ‘Strategic FM Conference’ to ‘Integrated Property Services Conference’, ...

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We must learn lessons from Grenfell

The golden thread of information must improve transparency and drive collaboration between project partners to make our buildings safer says James Connolly, Head of Partnerships at eviFile Today (14 June) marks the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire – ...

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Construction moves towards greater digitisation

NBS, who has been monitoring Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in the UK for almost a decade has announced its 2019 BIM survey results which show that overall trends of BIM awareness and adoption have grown from little more than ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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