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29 April 2010 Official CIOB job site launches 04 May 2010

This month sees the launch of the CIOB’s brand-new job site, CIOBJobs.com. From 04 May the site will advertise UK and international vacancies in construction management and related disciplines, targeting high-quality ...

29 April 2010 Post-election fears for PFI projects

Contractors fear that the general election could delay much-needed PFI-funded work by slowing down contract awards over the next year, Construction News reported. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives ...

29 April 2010 Cameron's letter to the industry

In an open letter to readers of Building, Conservative party leader David Cameron set out his party's pre-election pledges on employers' National Insurance, red tape and regulation, procurement, transparency and ...

29 April 2010 Construction growth forecast revised upwards

Hesitant signs of recovery and a slightly improved forecast for the commercial sector were announced by the Construction Products Association, Construction News reported. In its spring forecast the CPA reduced ...

23 April 2010 Volcanic ash fall-out worries the industry

Volcanic ash has affected the construction industry, with the Construction Products Association being asked by government to carry out an assessment of the damage caused, Construction News reported. Some product ...

23 April 2010 Lib Dem policies alarm construction industry

Liberal Democrat plans to slash building programmes have alarmed the construction industry, according to reports in both Construction News and Building. The construction industry voiced its concerns after the surge ...

23 April 2010 Tesco dusts off mixed-use schemes to expand output

Supermarket giant Tesco is planning a £1.6 bn store development programme, Building reported. The programme, which is an expansion of 40 per cent on last year's development output, will see ...

16 April 2010 New RICS boss aims to heal rift with QSs

Sean Tompkins, the incoming new chief executive of the RICS, has vowed to heal the rift between the institution and its discontented QS members, Building reported. Tompkins, whose appointment was ...

16 April 2010 London's major commercial schemes back on track

More than £4bn of large developments in London have come back online in recent months,  according to research by Building. The news coincides with this week's topping out of the ...

16 April 2010 Industry takes legal advice as Bribery Act kicks in

A government adviser has warned construction firms that new legislation could “take them to the cleaners” if they fail to take action against corruption, Building reported. The powers were conferred ...

09 April 2010 Homes tenders avoid pre-election spending 'purdah'

English councils have put more than 7,000 homes out to tender in the past weeks in advance of “purdah” rules that will stop quangos spending until after the general election, ...

09 April 2010 Force child labour from supply chain, industry told

Up to a million child labourers, some as young as six, work in India’s stone quarries, according to an investigation by Building. Just one per cent of the sandstone quarried ...

09 April 2010 Fragile growth recorded, but job losses mount

Construction activity has expanded for the first time in more than two years, according to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. A survey by the CIPS reveals the first ...

07 April 2010 Capturing the image of the industry

International recognition and a cash prize await the winner of a new photography competition set up by the CIOB. The Art of Building is open to both professional and amateur ...

07 April 2010 News Round-Up: April 2010

CIOB heads East for AGM The CIOB plans to use the forthcoming Shanghai Expo 2010 as an opportunity to build links between members in different countries through a series of ...

01 April 2010 MPs warn Olympic budget is “worryingly tight”

A Commons committee has warned that the budget for the Olympic Park is “worryingly tight”, Building reported. The Public Accounts Committee said that the schedule was on track but that ...

01 April 2010 Shock as government rejects Donaghy's key points

Safety campaigners have responded with “shock” after the government failed to meet the recommendations of the Donaghy report and introduce gangmaster licensing and a dedicated construction minister. Rita Donaghy, former ...

01 April 2010 Industry bosses condemned for excessive pay packets

Housebuilders that have benefited from government Kickstart funds have been condemned by MPs for paying bosses “unthinkable bonuses”, reports Building. In the same week, the magazine also revealed that the ...