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Social value guidance for LAs published by UKGBC

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has released its latest guidance document, detailing how local authorities can help ensure that new construction and property development in their area positively impacts people and communities by delivering social value. ‘Driving social value ...

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Wates reports increased profits and record order book

Family-owned construction, development and property services company, Wates Group, has reported increased profits for the year ending 31 December 2018, with a record order book of £5.4 billion heading into 2019. Turnover for 2018 was within one per cent of ...

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UKGBC launches consultation on net zero carbon buildings definition

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation sets out the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group ...

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Constructive criticism

If Britain is going to achieve the aims of the Construction Sector deal then facilities managers MUST be involved in construction projects from the beginning says Mark Coates, Head of Strategic Asset Development at Viewpoint This October (12th) marked 100 ...

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Construction workers facing needless workplace dangers says research

Unite, the construction union, has called for employers to start taking workers’ safety seriously, in response to a survey published today (22 November) by Direct Line for Business which found that there were 196 fatal accidents and 26,196 non-fatal accidents ...

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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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