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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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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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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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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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Data centre builds are suffering ongoing project disruptions

A new Europe-wide report has found external site disruptions and inflationary pressures are causing delays to the construction of new data centres and preventing such projects from adopting greener practices. This comes from the second half of a two-part report ...

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Morgan Sindall Property Services unveils Apprenticeship Academy 

Morgan Sindall Property Services (MSPS) has launched its flagship Apprenticeship Academy, aimed at attracting and inspiring talented young people into a wide range of roles across the property maintenance and construction industry.   Developed by MSPS’ in-house social value team and ...

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Wates to train nearly 400 people in suicide prevention

Wates Group has announced a new partnership with the charity PAPYRUS to train almost 400 people across its company and in local communities to prevent suicide among young people. Employees of the family-owned development, building and property maintenance company, were ...

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Bleak picture for construction as stagflation reigns 

The outlook for construction investment remains challenging, with little or no growth coupled with persistently high inflation creating stagflation, the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) cautioned in its latest industry report. It found that the dramatic increases in costs of ...

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Climate debate

Mitakshi Sirsi, Director of Sustainability, Broadway Malyan (pictured left) and William Poole-Wilson, Founder and Managing Director, WILL+Partners (pictured right) discuss how the construction industry and architecture & design firms can help improve sustainable outcomes in the built environment This article ...

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Pagabo Foundation’s Feelgood Games return this May to tackle mental health in construction

The Pagabo Foundation, the charitable arm of national framework provider, Pagabo, has announced the return of the Feelgood Games this May, encouraging people from across the built environment sector to take part in support of its mission to tackle mental ...

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