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Skanska secures £240m project in Central London

Project development and construction group, Skanska, has won a £240 million contract to construct 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London. Skanska will also install mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services in the 25-storey commercial project, due to start construction in ...

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Mace sets goal to be net zero carbon in 2020

International construction and consultancy company, Mace, has announced that it will achieve net zero carbon emissions in 2020. The ambitious target will see the company reduce its carbon emissions across its own development and operations as far as possible and ...

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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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