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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

Historical site entices birdwatchers worldwide

Remotely located on the tip of Askøy, an island north of Bergen, the Birdwatching Tower has been sensitively designed by Norwegian architecture firm, LJB. The bird observatory is positioned in Herdla, an area renowned for its wide and open grasslands, and is... 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
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