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An insight into new developments and news in construction management from the professionals on the front line.


13th May 2019
Mental health issues in the construction industry have been described as the ‘silent epidemic.’ Yet it isn’t that silent when you consider the statistics. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), anxiety and depression have overtaken musculoskeletal issues as the most reported health...
7th May 2019
James Simpson OBE Hon.DSc FRIAS, Chairman of the Building Limes Forum, discusses the rebuilding of Notre Dame after the fire, highlighting the importance of the skilled trades and welcoming the opportunity the project creates for in depth training and experience at all levels. The fire was a...
29th April 2019
At the Generation 4 Change (G4C) Yorkshire and Humber awards in March, CIOB Novus sponsored the Mentor of the Year 2019 category. The awards recognise the individuals and companies that support, mentor and shape the future leaders of construction. We caught up with winner, Danielle Fleming, about...
15th April 2019
In 2018, just under 7,000 individuals were identified as potential victims of Modern Slavery and referred into the government’s National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – a 300% rise since 2013. However, there is a consensus that these statistics do not reflect the true picture of Modern Slavery in the UK...
8th April 2019
Achieving the Fellowship was very significant to me. It was a watershed moment in my career and, after years of hard work, it felt like I had reached the pinnacle of my profession.
1st April 2019
As a Trustee, you are in a prestigious position and it’s not a responsibility to take lightly. I certainly didn’t when I had the privilege to take on the title as you quickly realise the integral role you play in the future of the organisation.
25th March 2019
The publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety issued an important and resounding call for change across the entire construction industry. A number of challenges were identified about how we ensure our buildings keep people safe.
18th March 2019
Quality in construction is quite rightly under the spotlight but to ensure quality we need competent people and one way of achieving this is through competency schemes . The CIOB is already on this path in developing schemes that allow individuals to demonstrate their competency in a robust way.
11th March 2019
This month, the UK government announced that they will be seeking seven new members for the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and it would be great to see CIOB members take up the opportunity.
8th March 2019
For International Women’s Day, we spoke with one group of women who are being the change they want to see in the construction industry. Novus is our network of young construction professionals, and our Novus Group in Manchester are challenging the status quo with a committee where, for the first...