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Best Practice Hub hits record two million views

The Best Practice Hub – the free online resource for the construction industry to share its best practice has now had over two million views and registered over 10,000 Hub users. In 2018 alone, the Hub has received over 250,000... View Article

Co-living – the graduation from student housing

JLL has published a new report which surveys the changing dynamics of student accommodation.  Commenting on Co-living – the graduation from Student Housing, Philip Hillman, international director, Student Housing EMEA, JLL, said: “The student accommodation sector has been transformed by a... View Article

In wake of Carillion collapse, Constructing Excellence published report reveals almost half (43%) of construction firms prioritise immediate financial goals over organisational resilience

The organisational resilience of the UK construction industry: Are we built on a house of cards? report reveals the key obstacles to embrace organisational resilience, identified among the 100 senior business managers and executives within UK Construction Organisations surveyed: Immediate financial... View Article

Female construction workers make the best traders

Female construction workers are better than anyone else at building a tidy profit as traders, research by global trading and investment platform, eToro, revealed today. They post average annual gains of 14.2% compared with just 8.6% for their male counterparts.... View Article

Topping-out of new homes in Battersea

On Friday 16 March, St William, a joint venture between National Grid and the Berkeley Group, held a topping-out ceremony at Prince of Wales Drive, to celebrate the first structural completion for both the Battersea scheme and for the St William... View Article

Hedging can help meet changing guidelines

Hedges are often shied away from by developers and contractors, particularly for smaller developments, unless specified by planners. Sometimes this is due to concerns regarding maintenance, timescale to achieve an instant screen, or simply due to a lack of familiarity... View Article

Buy to let is dead, long live build to rent

There’s no denying it, the UK is in dire need of more homes with the shift from owner-occupied homes to rented homes being the norm continues apace. As such, the number of rented homes available needs to expand. However, the... View Article

The importance of branding in the built environment

There is no doubting the opportunities in today’s construction industry. The sector alone contributes nearly £90bn to the UK economy, which amounts to 6.7% of the wider total. But have you ever considered how important branding is for site developers... View Article

Brexit: NFB welcomes agreement on transition period

David Davis, secretary of state for exiting the EU, and Michel Barnier, EU chief negotiator for Brexit, said that the two sides have agreed on a “large part” of the transition agreement that will structure the “orderly withdrawal” of the... View Article

Lovell Homes – building better

Lovell Homes has become the first national homebuilder to adopt British Gypsum’s advanced drylining solutions – Gyproc Habito and Silent Floor – as standard on its homes at Heath Farm, Holt, North Norfolk. This adoption is in response to the... View Article

Mates in Mind extends its reach into Northern Ireland

Mates in Mind has extended its reach into Northern Ireland through partnership with leading mental health charity, Inspire Knowledge and Leadership. The partnership means that construction companies and workers throughout Northern Ireland can access the full support of the Mates in Mind... View Article

How to build houses and save the countryside

This week sees the publication of How to build houses and save the countryside by former CPRE chief executive Shaun Spiers, which pulls together many of the debates and issues that dominated his time with us. Its timing is particularly pertinent given... View Article

The next generation of women in construction

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring... View Article

CIOB announces new Vice President

Mark Beard FCIOB, Chairman of construction group Beard, will be appointed Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) on 19 June 2018. In 2020 Mark will become the 117th President of the CIOB. His Presidency will follow from Charles Egbu,... View Article
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