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


29th September 2020
The Government has recently published the Draft Building Safety Bill, which is designed to take forward fundamental reform of the building safety system and provide urgent review of the way in which quality and safety are managed in the construction industry. The draft bill sets out a compelling...
26th August 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented opportunity for positive change, and the construction industry has a crucial role to play in a clean, fair, sustainable recovery.
13th March 2020
In Wednesday’s Budget the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Government would provide £1 billion to fund the removal and replacement of unsafe non-ACM cladding systems installed on high-rise residential buildings in both the private and social housing sectors. That is...
4th March 2020
With just over a week until Rishi Sunak, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer’s, gives his first Budget, there is still little detail on what to expect.
4th December 2019
The next general election is now just a week or so away. As the UK readies itself for its third general election since 2015, each of the main UK political parties are now in full campaign mode and have released their manifestos. We take a look at what they say about the built environment.
4th November 2019
It’s official – there will be a general election in December 2019. Support for the construction industry and those who work to shape our built environment is unarguably a key topic.
18th October 2019
On Monday [14 October] the Queen addressed parliament to outline the government’s policy priorities. This blog looks at some of the key issues faced by the construction sector covered in the speech.
7th October 2019
The CIOB Policy and Public Affairs team attended Labour’s Party conference in Brighton and the Conservative’s Party conference in Manchester to discuss key issues affecting construction and the wider built environment.
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.