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


3rd June 2019
The construction community coming together on an international scale is one opportunity to come from the largest infrastructure project the world has ever seen.
28th May 2019
In our previous blog , we discussed the challenge in ascertaining a true picture of the number of victims of modern slavery in the UK and the importance of businesses’ recognising it as an issue, in order for them to be able to mitigate that risk.
20th May 2019
It’s Dementia Action Week, and a good time to talk about what the construction industry can do to support not just the creation of homes and office spaces, but the development of spaces to help people live well in the buildings we create.
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.