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Duo of Appointments at Cassidy + Ashton

Cassidy + Ashton has actively recruited two new architectural technologists experienced in Revit and BIM Level 2, taking its Chester headcount to 14. The move follows a number of big wins for the company’s architectural, building surveying and town planning... View Article

Northcot Brick project wins 2016 Stirling Prize

One of Northcot Brick’s flagship building projects, the Newport Street Gallery has won the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. Awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Stirling Prize is presented... View Article

Wood by William Hall, coming March 2017

Building on the earlier bestselling titles, Concrete and Brick, Wood is authored by graphic designer William Hall. It features an introductory essay by writer and naturalist Richard Mabey who explores the symbiotic relationship between building and trees. Ultimately, with its... View Article

Simpson acquires Gunnebo Fastening Systems AB

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Gunnebo Fastening Systems AB, bringing a complete line of CE-marked structural fasteners and unique fastener dimensioning software for timber applications into its already comprehensive construction products... View Article

Skills base must be secured post Brexit

Jeremy Blackburn, head of policy at RICS comments on how leaving the EU will affect the Uk’s skilled workforce. “Hard or soft, we have been a nation gripped by confusion as to what Brexit actually means, and that uncertainty has... View Article

Ground breaking moment at Commercial Quarter Site

Work on an iconic building, which symbolises Ashford’s enterprising approach towards economic development and growth, has begun. Adjacent to Ashford International Station and opposite the impressive new £26m Ashford College campus that will welcome its first intake of students this... View Article

Housing activity stutters in December

RICS UK Residential Market Survey, December 2016 Slow start to 2017 apparent as activity in the UK housing market stutters • Housing sales activity reduced during December as near term sales expectations fall • Prices continue to slip in central London although... View Article

House purchase lending up 5% in November

On an unadjusted basis, in November: Home-owners borrowed £11bn for house purchase, up 5 per cent month-on-month and 2 per cent year-on-year. They took out 60,800 loans, up 5 per cent on October and up 0.2 per cent on November 2015. First-time buyers borrowed £4.7bn, up... View Article

NHBC names best in British house building

Outstanding achievements in house building were celebrated on Friday as NHBC announced the four Supreme Winners of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2016 at a gala dinner to an industry audience of 750 people, with special guest comedian... View Article

CIOB launches industry’s first ethical construction MOOC

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Academy is notching up an industry first with the launch of a massive open online course (MOOC) on ethics and compliance that is tailor made for construction professionals. The five-week interactive course is free... View Article

Virtual reality continues from where imagination ends

In the construction industry, technology benefits both designers and homebuyers. YIT customers in Slovakia can now use virtual reality (VR) to take a closer look at their future homes. Virtual reality (VR) is suddenly a hot topic everywhere. VR refers... View Article
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