NEC underpins £816million worth of BCIA winning projects

NEC has been recognised as playing an instrumental role across several award winning projects that were presented at the 2013 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) this month. At this year’s event, NEC3 contracts were highlighted for supporting eight of the... View Article

3d Architects design award success

3d Architects’ Pottergate apartments project has won a Commendation for Good Design in the Norwich Society’s 2013 Design Awards. David Audus, Managing Director of 3d Architects: “We are delighted to have received this Commendation. This was a very constricted and... View Article

Outlook sunny for industrial construction

While housing has dominated the headlines over the last 12 months, figures show that the industrial sector performed better than any other in the UK construction industry, according to the findings of a new report. The total value of new... View Article

MAB comments on the latest Nationwide House Price Index

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “UK house prices have continued to march steadily upwards in the second half of 2013. Nationwide figures demonstrate an increase of 1% in October, leaving prices 5.8% higher than... View Article

New guide to social media for housing associations

A new “white paper” on social media for housing associations sets out how managers can harness the power of Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Written by property comms specialist Hopwood PR, the publication outlines ways to use social media to... View Article

Strong optimism building for British construction businesses

New research from Vistage, the world’s leading CEO organisation, shows that 73% of CEOs in the construction sector report significantly improved financial conditions and strongly increased optimism. Optimism is being driven by hugely promising sales forecasts as a massive 81%... View Article

Surge in builders listening to homeowners’ feedback

Over a quarter of homes completed by British housebuilders now have homeowner’s feedback reviewed by the builder via valuable online reports on customer satisfaction levels, according to new figures released by NHBC. The figures show a surge in builders taking... View Article

Construction adds to UK economic growth

Today’s GDP figures, published by ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 and construction grew 2.5% over the same period. Commenting on these figures, Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products... View Article