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


26th June 2019
Scotland has long been famed for its engineering and construction. From the Lighthouse Stevensons to James Craig, who planned the New Town of Edinburgh, right up to the Falkirk Wheel, the only fully rotating boat lift in the world, which was completed at the start of the 21st century.
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.
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.
27th February 2019
Northerners, born and bred, by nature are invested and excited for any opportunities that arise to raise the profile of our regions.
3rd January 2019
Many people seem to think that innovation in construction is something that happens as a matter of course. From Palaeolithic caves to living in Neolithic mud brick houses; from Greek lintels to Norman arches; and from massive stone walls to slender steel frames, improvements in design, content and...
5th October 2018
This week James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has announced that a New Homes Ombudsman is to be created. He said this will ‘champion homebuyers, protect their interests and hold developers to account’. Importantly, the new homes ombudsman will be...
24th September 2018
In 2020 Mark Beard, Chairman of construction group Beard, will become the 117th President of the CIOB. His Presidency will follow from Charles Egbu, Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London Southbank University, who will become CIOB President in 2019, and Chris Soffe, CEO...
3rd March 2017
Watching England beat Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday, I was struck by the similarities between rugby and the construction industry.
10th August 2016
The British Armed Forces consist of over 150,000 regular personnel and over 80,000 employed as reservists.
4th August 2016
It may come as an unwelcome surprise that construction is a priority area for the UK’s first anti slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE.