Harewood Associates backs Help-to-Buy

A property investment company in Greater Manchester has praised the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme after recent figures revealed how it is providing a stimulus for house building and economic recovery in the UK. New government figures have shown that the Help-to-Buy... View Article

LandAid announces new pro bono giving campaign

Today LandAid, the property industry charity, launches its pro bono campaign to encourage its supporter network to give vital time and expertise to help disadvantaged young people in the UK. LandAid is asking for companies to commit at least 10... View Article

CITB: Invest in skills and inspire the next generation

CITB’s Chief Executive Adrian Belton has called on the construction industry to raise its investment in training, transform its practices and step up its engagement with education to ensure it has the skills it needs to meet the challenges it... View Article

Atkins appoints Group managing director, Major Projects

Atkins has made a new strategic appointment to further strengthen its delivery of major projects around the world. Phil Todd joins the company from Fluor, as Group managing director, Major Projects, and will report directly to Donald Lawson who is... View Article

It’s time to put fabric first

According to Peter Wilcox, technical manager at insulation specialist Recticel, the construction industry has a problem. It’s a problem that affects us all – whether designers, contractors or occupants – new buildings aren’t meeting their designed energy efficiency targets. The... View Article

Construction Industry Council (CIC) invites sector to participate in an online consultation of its review of the Construction Senior Management National Occupational Standards

Construction Industry Council has completed a review of the national occupational standards (NOS) for Construction Senior Management. The review has focussed on integrating new industry practices relating to sustainability, energy use, low carbon and Building Information Modelling. These standards are... View Article

New SIG Drainage brand flies the flag for drainage

SIG Drainage is one of the new brands to emerge from the major rebrand and restructure recently introduced by SIG UK Exteriors, formerly SIG Roofing & Roofline. Alongside several other brands, SIG Drainage forms part of a new SIG Building... View Article

New development boss to help regenerate Croydon

The man who was a major driver in the transformation of Newham after the Olympic Games is to take on the exciting challenge of delivering similar success in regenerating Croydon. Colm Lacey is joining the council as director of development,... View Article

Architects Maber building on success

DUE to a number of major contract wins throughout the UK, architects practice Maber has increased its staff teams across the East Midlands by almost a quarter. MD Mark Hobson says that a number of project wins over the past... View Article

Howarth Timber gets hit for six

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has treated its customers, suppliers and staff to an action-packed day of high-class cricket and entertainment at its 2014 Charity Cricket Event. The event took place at the Elland Cricket Club in West Yorkshire, with... View Article