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Transforming the industry for the better

Sarah McMonagle of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), explains the organisation’s three point plan to reform the sector’s approach to quality, in the wake of Grenfell. Let’s be honest, the construction industry does not have the greatest image in... View Article

SME builders now better represented on CITB Board, says FMB

The appointment of two construction SME representatives to the CITB Board is an important step forward, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the CITB’s announcement regarding the new appointments to the CITB Board, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the... View Article

Bureau Veritas considers the impact of the Hackitt Review

As the long-awaited Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt was published last week, prompting much debate among the media, general public and industry alike, Bureau Veritas considers the long-term repercussions of the recommendations and calls... View Article

New president calls on CIBSE to adapt to change

Stephen Lisk, incoming President, has made a resounding call for CIBSE to accelerate its evolution in response to a rapidly changing world. Lisk’s Presidential address focussed on the pace of change within the natural world as well as the construction... View Article

300,000 new homes a year: an achievable goal?

Steve Mansour, CEO at insurer CRL, explains how to make the homebuilding process more about building homes. Getting tangled up in red tape is every small to medium builder and developer’s nightmare. Overly complex policies, unnecessary processes, outdated legacy systems... View Article

Comment on Intergenerational Commission report

Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast, said: “The price and availability of land is a major problem within the housing market. Developers have increasingly been accused of overpaying for land by suppressing affordable housing provision and challenging quotas through the planning... View Article
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