Construction

Lost in translation: sustainability down the construction supply chain

08/01/2020

Luke Deamer, Erica Russell and Jacquetta Lee explore sustainability down the construction supply chain.

Developers offered loans to build new schools

10/10/2019

Housing developers will be given loans from the Government to build new schools before new properties are finished.

Rise in digital construction

04/10/2019

Lee Ramsey explains how digital construction can help local authorities create better buildings and stronger communities.

MPs call for modern construction methods to solve housing crisis

03/07/2019

The Government must encourage the use of modern construction methods to solve the housing crisis, MPs have warned.

Building on 'brownfield' sites at five-year low

03/06/2019

Construction on derelict land has fallen to a five-year low while development in countryside areas has increased, according to the latest figures.

Councils fear Swansea construction giant could be 'Welsh Carillion'

15/03/2019

Swansea-based construction giant Dawnus was today on the brink of collapse and expected to call in administrators Grant Thornton.

Brokenshire announces ‘stronger’ regulatory framework to improve building safety

19/12/2018

Council leaders have welcomed moves to tighten up building safety standards – but say it should be backed by regulation rather than relying on good will.

Construction ‘booming’ in North West, figures reveal

11/10/2018

The construction industry is booming in the North West of England, according to the latest figures.

Liverpool hospital to be built despite Carillion collapse

27/09/2018

The building of the New Royal Liverpool Hospital, whose future was in question after the collapse of Carillion, is to restart, the Government has announced.

UK's infrastructure output increased by just £70 per person between 1997 and 2017

09/07/2018

Infrastructure output in the UK has only increased by £70 per person in the past two decades, new research has revealed.

Building control interventions worth nearly £2bn, academics find

19/06/2018

The net economic benefit of public service building control interventions in construction projects could be as high as £1.85bn, new research suggests.

Auditors tell councils to ‘learn lessons’ from school wall collapse

04/04/2018

Auditors have called on councils in Scotland to ‘learn lessons’ from the collapse of a school wall in Edinburgh.

Building a future: women in construction

26/03/2018

Women working in the construction industry are very much in the minority, but they could be a valuable source of much-needed skills. Mark Whitehead attended a round table discussion focusing on the issue and considering some solutions.

Construction professionals support ban on combustible materials on high-rise buildings

21/02/2018

Almost three-quarters (74%) of construction industry professionals believe that using combustible materials on mid-, high-rise and sensitive buildings should be banned, according to a new survey.

Think tank calls for ‘skills levy’ on construction industry

01/12/2017

A leading think tank has called on the Government to introduce a levy in the construction industry to boost skills training as part of a plan for Brexit.

Snap election blamed for delays in public sector building starts

11/08/2017

The number of new building projects in the public sector fell by 10% in part because of the snap general election in June, according to construction analysts.

Westminster consultation on tall buildings ‘not about skyscrapers’, council insists

28/03/2017

Westminster CC in London has launched a consultation on whether to consturct more tall buildings to cope with a growing need for housing and office space.

Regional cities enjoy ‘record levels’ of construction activity

01/02/2017

The UK’s regional cities are experiencing record levels of construction activity as real estate surveys reveal ‘buoyant’ developer sentiment.

Skills shortage in construction at ‘breaking point’, survey reveals

22/08/2016

The skills shortage in construction is at ‘breaking point’ and negatively affecting the quality of public sector projects being delivered, according to survey.

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The 15 strongest performing councils in adult social care have been highlighted in IMPOWER’s latest productivity INDEX. Ralph Cook looks at the results.
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