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24 February 2012 Reach the peak of fitness

As construction teams start gearing up for the Coins 3 Peaks Challenge Georgina Whiting, Challenge Team Coordinator for the Coins Foundation offers a few tips on training for one of ...

24 February 2012 Design managers: it's your time to be in the spotlight

A new handbook, conference and training are on the horizon for design managers, explains John Eynon, chair of the CIOB's  design management working group. Over the last twelve months we’ve ...

24 February 2012 Clients anxious over sudden exit of Davis Langdon head

Clients have voiced concern over the sudden and unexplained resignation of Davis Langdon global chief executive Jeremy Horner. Horner took the position during the firm’s merger with Aecom in October ...

24 February 2012 BESNA dead as contractors dump controversial wage proposals

The controversial Building Engineering Services National Agreement, which triggered more than six months of angry protests from electricians, has officially been dropped, reports Construction News. In a move that could ...

24 February 2012 Crossrail bans unsafe lorries

Plans to make London streets safer for cyclists took a step forward this week as the Crossrail project said would ban all heavy goods vehicles not fitted with basic safety ...

24 February 2012 QS finance director jailed for stealing £1.8m

A finance director at London quantity surveyor Leslie Clark Construction Consultants has been jailed for four years for stealing £1.8m from the firm to pay off his gambling debts, reports ...

17 February 2012 Drainage approval will bump up price of building homes

Government proposals to ensure that all new developments meet stringent drainage requirements, could add up to £2500 to the cost of a new house, the Home Builders Federation is warning. ...

17 February 2012 But SuDS don't have to be costly

Too many urban myths have grown up around the use of SuDs, argues Alex Stephenson, Operations Director Hydro International and Chair of the British Water SuDS Focus Group. In the ...

17 February 2012 Balfour Beatty withdraws controversial contracts

Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, has welcomed the withdrawal of controversial contracts by Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES), which it claims  would have resulted in the termination of long-held agreements ...

17 February 2012 Councils to take up Green Deal

Local authorities are set to invest billions in greening their housing stock under the flagship green deal programme, reports Building. Birmingham City Council is currently shortlisting firms for £1.4bn of ...

17 February 2012 Damien Hirst to build eco-homes

Modern artist Damien Hirst – famous for his pickled sheep – is proposing to build up to 500 eco-homes on Devon, reports Construction Enquirer. He is planning to submit a ...

10 February 2012 High as a crane

GGR’s Unic mini crane and specialist operators will be working from the rooftop of the Shard for the next few months, lifting glass panels from a storage unit on the ...

10 February 2012 News round-up: CM February 2012

Gove cans construction course Flagship diploma offered in scaled down format to new students from September. Education minister Michael Gove has been accused of short-changing the industry after scaling back ...

10 February 2012 Government names price for project types

Every pound of public money spent on construction will deliver up to 20 per cent more by 2015 because of its smarter approach to building public projects, Minister for the ...

10 February 2012 BIM goes to prison

Three prison projects and a court scheme are to trial the use of new build BIM in in the Ministry of Justice as part of the government’s exercise to reduce ...

10 February 2012 No apprentices in three out of four firms

Nearly three quarters of construction firms do not employ an apprentice and do not plan to do so in the next 18 months says Construction News. This is the main ...

10 February 2012 Gove cans construction course

Flagship diploma offered in scaled down format to new students from September. Education minister Michael Gove has been accused of short-changing the industry after scaling back a new construction qualification ...

10 February 2012 Building sites set to open their doors to the public

Contractors are set to open up building sites to the public in a bid to emulate the success of architecture’s popular Open House weekend. Construction’s “Open Door” weekend is the ...

03 February 2012 National Apprenticeship Week: employers can offer a lifeline

We have a mass of jobless young people in this country and there is a desperate need to help them get a foot on the ladder of work. As National ...

03 February 2012 National Apprenticeship Week: how it's done

A group of young apprentices who work for Story Homes are celebrating this month, having completed an award-winning four-bedroom house on their own, in just one year and on budget. ...

03 February 2012 National Apprenticeship Week: new training centre for Brum

Willmott Dixon is to open a new national training and development facility in Birmingham as part of the company’s ambition to invest in skills within the region. The contractor currently ...

03 February 2012 Schools delay set to cause more industry pain

The launch of the government’s flagship £2bn school building programme has been hit by major delays after the scheme was swamped with bids for funding from schools, reported Building.It is ...

03 February 2012 Green changes: Huhne departs, Part L arrives

Chris Huhne the secretary of state for energy and climate change has resigned after the director of Public Prosecutions said he would be prosecuted for perverting the cause of justice ...

03 February 2012 Laing O'Rourke restructures

Laing has combined its two most senior roles in the UK  resulting in the former North and Scotland director Callum Tuckett put in charge of the UK mainland. Mark Richardson, ...