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19 December 2014 Construction Manager's top ten stories you read in December

1. Exclusive: ‘Disruptive’ start-up announces plans to 3D print $5m project

18 December 2014 Graduates needed for fast track programmes with leading contractors

CIOBjobs is working with Wates to source CIOB graduates for their management trainee programmes and with Barratt Developments to source applicants for their Accelerated Construction Graduate programme. Both organisations offer ...

16 December 2014 Scotland's home-grown CLT could roll off the production line in 2016

A commercial factory manufacturing cross-laminated timber (CLT) from Scottish timber is now a “serious proposition”, according to Peter Wilson, who leads the Wood Studio at Napier University. Wilson, who has ...

16 December 2014 Our industry must evolve, says new CE chair

Murray Rowden of Turner & Townsend, who takes up the role of chairman at the construction industry best practice organisation Constructing Excellence on 1 January, has told Construction Manager that ...

16 December 2014 SME builders get Starter Home initiative boost

The prime minister’s new scheme to offer first-time buyers under 40 a 20% discount on the price of new-build home should help to boost output from SME house builders, with ...

16 December 2014 Are Trailblazers struggling to reform training?

Concerns are growing that the process of converting 140 existing construction apprenticeship occupations into the new employer-led formats demanded by the Richard Review is proving painfully slow and cumbersome. In ...

12 December 2014 Exclusive: 'Disruptive' start-up announces plans to 3D print $5m project

A new digital fabrication start-up company that has openly declared its intention to “disrupt” the construction sector claims to have developed a new approach to 3D printing that can achieve ...

12 December 2014 New summit for 2015 promises to be “industry-led”

Plans for a new conference organised by the Construction Industry Council and the Strategic Forum for Construction aim to create an industry-led platform to debate issues that extend the beyond ...

12 December 2014 CIOB urges Carillion to 'make a real difference' in Qatar

The CIOB has urged Carillion engage with the underlying issues on labour abuse in Qatar revealed on Monday night’s Newsnight programme, rather than making a knee-jerk response. The programme interviewed ...

12 December 2014 Former CIOB President named Achiever of the Year

Shaylor Group framework director Martin Chambers, a former president of the CIOB and a regular contributor to Construction Manager, has been named Achiever of the Year 2014 at the Constructing ...

12 December 2014 CITB concern on apprenticeship funding plans

Business secretary Vince Cable has approved the first post-Richard Review Trailblazer apprenticeship in the sector construction – for construction assembly technicians – allowing employers to recruit young people onto the ...

11 December 2014 Willmott Dixon head up recruiters looking for CIOB talent

103 jobs are now live on CIOBjobs.com covering everything from project and site management to architectural technology and specialist BIM roles. Willmott Dixon head up our weekly round up of the ...

09 December 2014 Cast your votes for the CIOB Art of Building prize 2014

A study in colour and contrast from a mosque in Abu Dhabi, a photograph of an abandoned and grafitti’d Italian experimental house and a photo-journalistic depiction of brick-makers in Bangladesh ...

09 December 2014 Competition launched to design another Thames bridge

Wandsworth Council has launched a contest to design a new pedestrian bridge across the Thames in Battersea, London. The proposed crossing between Grosvenor Railway Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge will provide ...

09 December 2014 International firms work behind 'corporate veil' in Qatar

A sociology professor advising the Qatar Foundation has told BBC Newsnight that international contractors operating in the country choose to work behind a “corporate veil” separating them from the realities ...

09 December 2014 New confidential Helpline for construction launched

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has teamed up with the Lighthouse Club, the construction industry charity, to promote the charity’s newly launched confidential free helpline service to anyone working in the ...

09 December 2014 Atkins and Arup join £19m driverless cars trial projects

Three consortia have been chosen by Innovate UK to run formal trials in four cities to see how driverless cars could be integrated into everyday life across the country. The ...

07 December 2014 10 things you need to know about George Osborne's autumn statement

1. The government signalled a commitment to build a “Northern Powerhouse”, with major investment in the roads of northern England, new rail franchises, and a materials research institute building a northern ...

05 December 2014 £1bn bid for PPP assets puts Balfour Beatty at a crossroads

Balfour Beatty's board is considering a £1bn offer from John Laing Infrastructure Fund to buy its portfolio of PPP projects – a bird-in-the-hand proposition that could possibly be attractive to ...

05 December 2014 Six-month ‘grace period’ for CDM 2015 revealed

The HSE has clarified the “transitional arrangements” for implementing CDM 2015 next year, telling participants at an open meeting of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee on 19 November that there would ...

05 December 2014 Novus event advises the industry's 'millennial managers'

Directors at Crossrail and Berkeley Homes were among speakers giving construction graduates a unique employers’ perspective on the skills they will need in the industry at a special Novus event ...

05 December 2014 CIAT teams up with BRE to offer BIM training in UK and China

The BRE has joined forces with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) to deliver training to CIAT’s 9,500-strong membership, with the first courses in BIM expected to launch next ...

02 December 2014 WSP plans for green, clean all-electric London

London in 2035 could rely on electric heat pumps for heating and cooling rather than gas-powered systems, while Londoners could all be driving a city-wide network of electric hire cars, ...

02 December 2014 Battersea gives Danish starchitect BIG first UK role

It was confirmed today that Denmark's most famous architectural export, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has been chosen to design Malaysia Square, a public space at the centre of the Battersea ...

02 December 2014 Kier joins John Lewis and Easyjet in 'most admired' list

Kier Group has been ranked sixth in a listing of the most admired companies in the UK, beating McDonald’s Restaurants UK and property investment firm Derwent London. Chemicals company Johnson ...

02 December 2014 Aecom: London contractors gain the upper hand

The surge in workload in London has seen the balance of power shift in favour of contractors who're able to select contracts with the right ‘profile’, according to Aecom's 2014 ...

02 December 2014 Viridian seeks construction manager in south east

Viridian Housing is an award-winning provider of affordable housing in the UK with over 16,000 homes in London, the Midlands and West Sussex. This is an exciting time for Viridian ...