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29 January 2013 Lukewarm response to HSE's CDM-C rethink

The chief executive of the body representing CDM coordinators has warned that any move to combine the role with that of a project designer or other member of the project ...

29 January 2013 Construction chief hints at rewards for innovation

Peter Hansford looks at incentives in public sector tenders Construction companies that can demonstrate innovation could be given additional weighting in public sector tenders, according to the government's new chief ...

24 January 2013 Dutch architects plan to build first 3D printed house

Dutch architects are planning to use the world’s biggest 3D printer to build the first ever 3D-printed house. Amsterdam-based Universe Architecture’s Landscape House will be printed in sections using the ...

24 January 2013 Deregulation set to ease office to resi conversions

Owners of vacant office space – estimated to account for 10-20% of the office stock outside London – will be gearing up to take advantage of the government’s decision to ...

24 January 2013 CIOB members shine in Young Achievers Scheme

Six CIOB members are among the finalists shortlisted for this year’s Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme. The industry-sponsored scheme, set up by the Construction Youth Trust charity, is now ...

24 January 2013 Blacklists: 'worst human rights breach since WWII'

Construction was very much in the dock this week as the blacklisting scandal engulfed the sector. In a Labour-led debate in the House of Commons Labour’s shadow business secretary Chuka ...

17 January 2013 BIM 2050 group: 'future-gazing' for the industry

A new group of young professionals has been given the role of “future-gazing” construction in 2050 and working towards laying the foundations for the transformation that will be required. The ...

17 January 2013 Helicopter crash building remains on schedule

Construction of Vauxhall Tower is expected to be delayed by no more than two weeks following the crash of a helicopter into a crane on the 50-storey building in heavy ...

17 January 2013 Spare labour capacity means more job losses ahead: report

Underemployment, hidden unemployment and spare labour capacity mean that the industry can expect more job losses in 2013-16, while any return to modest growth in output – expected in 2015 ...

17 January 2013 ICIOB membership grade: a correction

In the January issue of Construction Manager and on our website (21 December) we ran a story which stated that a decision would be made regarding the phasing out of ...

17 January 2013 EU set to clamp down on illegally harvested timber

Contractors importing timber from outside the EU must comply with strict new laws banning the use of illegal timber, due to come into force this March. The EU Timber Regulation ...

17 January 2013 Pre-apprenticeship training scheme launched

A government-funded training programme designed to prepare youngsters for the world of work will provide contractors with better candidates for apprenticeships, say industry training experts. The Traineeships programme could be ...

10 January 2013 Government strategy for construction: go abroad

The government's new roadmap for the future of the UK construction industry is likely to signpost the industry in a new direction - overseas. Encouraging exports and overseas contracting is ...

10 January 2013 Newts delay highlights need for new guidance

A delayed start to a John Lewis store in York due to a successful breeding season for great crested newts on the site highlights the impact that statutory conservation measures ...

10 January 2013 CM readers' top 10 online stories of 2012

What CM readers read the most online last year 1. We need to talk about BIM CM interviewed the government’s BIM guru Mark Bew about plans to ensure all government ...

10 January 2013 New scheme to help small firms with equality law

Contractors are being asked to sign up to a fully-funded pilot scheme set up to make it easier for construction firms to ensure they meet or exceed equality and diversity ...

09 January 2013 ICIOB members to learn their fate

The Institute's 10,000 incorporated members are expected to hear at the end of January whether the ICIOB designation will be scrapped from the list of grades. Staff at the CIOB ...

09 January 2013 HSE chief wages war on safety card schemes

Top construction inspector puts “competency” under spotlight as part of CDM regulations overhaul

09 January 2013 End of the road for Practical Completion

A radically different approach to design and contract management implied in the 2013 version of the RIBA's Plan of Work - due to be published in February or March - ...

09 January 2013 Round up: Rational House, New York office, BDP in China

A Rational approach to house building in west London The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has signed a deal with a consortium including Davis Langdon, AECOM and architect 3D ...

04 January 2013 Main contractors helped Swift Horsman stay afloat

Failed contractor Swift Horsman was propped up by main contractors paying for its materials up-front for around six months prior to falling into administration in December, company insiders have revealed. ...

04 January 2013 Significant flaws in NZ earthquake building

The construction manager responsible for a 1986 building that suffered a catastrophic collapse in the 6.2 magnitude Christchurch earthquake of February 2011 failed to adequately supervise the project or the ...

04 January 2013 Building Regs changes to shave £50m off costs

The minister in charge of Building Regulations, Don Foster, unveiled a raft of amendments to the regulations this week claiming they would cut red tape for businesses and save £50m. ...

04 January 2013 CSCS recognition of CIOB qualifications a step closer

The recognition of the CIOB qualifications by the CSCS site workers’ skills card scheme moved a step closer this week as the scheme’s two operators announced they had patched up ...

04 January 2013 Thresholds needed to tackle overheating homes

The industry urgently needs to come up with new guidance on temperature thresholds to prevent new build or refurbished homes suffering from overheating, a new report is urging. The study, ...