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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

RSK acquires Central Alliance Pre Construction services

Leading environmental and engineering services company RSK Group Ltd today announced that it has acquired Central Alliance Pre Construction Services Ltd “Central Alliance”, a pre-construction services company headquartered in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. Central Alliance provides ground investigation, geo-construction, training,... 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

IBI Group Hires Retirement Living and Senior Care Lead

IBI Group has appointed Maarit Heinonen-Smith as its UK Retirement Living and Senior Care Lead. Maarit joins IBI Group from the Specialist Housing Team at PRP Architects, where she has built an impressive portfolio designing and delivering innovative housing and... 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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