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New digital construction platform set to unite the industry on credential checks and tackling modern slavery

The UK construction industry has for decades been plagued by issues such as modern slavery, data silos, lengthy onboarding, fake credentials and a lack of digital standards, according to the brains behind newly launched digital construction platform Construct.id. Construct.id is ...

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Inquiry into environmental regulations launched by the Built Environment Committee

The House of Lords Built Environment Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of environmental regulations on development and has issued a call for written submissions. The Government has set out, through primary and secondary legislation, a number of ...

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New circular economy toolkit for built environment stakeholders is launched

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a new toolkit to enable the construction industry to accelerate the shift from a linear to a regenerative, circular economy. Titled ‘System Enablers for a Circular Economy’ the toolkit highlights systemic barriers ...

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Compliance expert urges duty holders to pay heed to new fire safety legislation

Today (23 January 2023) the Fire Safety (England) Regulation 2022 comes into effect, putting greater emphasis on the importance of fire doors and fire safety instructions for multi-occupied high-rise buildings. The Hackitt Review, responsible for changing the regulatory landscape of ...

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Wates Group names next chairman

Sir James Wates CBE has announced that Tim Wates will succeed him as Chairman of the Wates Group. The change will take effect at the company’s AGM in May 2023. Tim Wates joined the privately held, family owned built environment ...

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Government urged not to scrap or relax Working at Height Regulations

The Scaffolding Association is calling on the Government not to scrap or relax Working at Height Regulations. The Revocation and Reform Bill which is currently being passed through Parliament includes over 2,400 laws and regulations which are being considered following ...

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New head of sustainability at Kier

Kier has appointed Anna Baker as Head of Sustainability for its Construction business. This latest appointment builds on the Group’s newly formed Responsible Business team and underlines its commitment to sustainably delivering infrastructure which is vital to the UK. Baker will ...

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Construction slowdown predicted until 2027

New work output in the construction industry will not reach pre-pandemic levels until 2027, according to new analysis from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS). As part of its quarterly data briefing, BCIS has revealed its short and long term ...

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Galliford Try lands place on £3bn CCS Security framework

Galliford Try, one of UK’s leading construction groups, has been appointed to the new £3 billion Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework for Security – Physical, Technical and Support Services. The business has been appointed to all four lots of the ...

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Construction product sales down for first time in two years

The two-year run of sales growth for construction product manufacturers came to an end in Q3, according to the Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey. Furthermore, a slowdown in construction activity in the publicly financed and repair & ...

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