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29 January 2015 CIOBjobs roundup - New roles from Amazon, Barratt Homes, NHBC & CRL

Amazon are currently seeking a Technical Project Manager to manage the planning, design and construction of new UK Fulfillment Centers. Applicants need to have significant project management, construction or engineering ...

27 January 2015 Skills gap widens as CITB raises job growth estimate for 2015-19 by 10%...

The CITB’s latest annual Construction Skills Network (CSN) report released today predicts that the construction industry will expand by 2.9% year-on-year in 2015-19, a level of growth that will create ...

27 January 2015 Skills shortage: Apprenticeship completion stats show decline

The industry is struggling to retain the young apprentices it recruits, the latest government statistics reveal, with just 8,030 apprentices in the “construction, planning and built environment” sector achieving their ...

27 January 2015 Skills shortage: Unis struggle to recruit to degrees in construction

Despite the recovering jobs market, and the industry’s concerted drive to encourage young people to embark on careers in construction, UCAS’s latest figures reveal that the number of students embarking ...

27 January 2015 Berkeley Group launches £2m Innovation Fund

Developer Berkeley Group has launched a £2m fund in an attempt to find ideas that will address the UK’s housing shortage while also creating a safer working environment and “change ...

26 January 2015 Skills shortage: Kier training head floats new ideas for CITB levy

A member of the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) new 21-strong advisory council has pledged to put the case for a radical rethink of how the board operates and spends ...

25 January 2015 Balfour's Quinn to focus on 'bread and butter' issues in two-year turn around

Following a further £70m profit shortfall exposed by KMPG’s review of 127 Balfour Beatty projects, new chief executive Leo Quinn has told City analysts that he will focus on getting ...

23 January 2015 Poll: disappointing benefits and training in construction

A survey conducted by employment agency Reed and YouGov has revealed that staff in the construction and property sectors are looking to employers to offer more in bonuses and benefits. ...

23 January 2015 Crossrail contractors win government skills funding

Skills minister Nick Boles has announced £1.1m of government funding to help “create a legacy of engineering jobs and skills from major projects including the Crossrail development”. The funds have ...

23 January 2015 Students v SMEs in Build Newcastle Live BIM contest

University and school students are to be invited to participate in a 48-hour live BIM competition, after consultancy WYG was revealed as an organiser and sponsor of the BIM4SMEs competition. ...

23 January 2015 Infrastructure contracts in short supply in 2015, says Barbour ABI

The latest market review from Barbour ABI, which manages project pipeline data on behalf of the government, has pointed to a dearth of contracts in the infrastructure sector in 2015, ...

20 January 2015 Lewisham hires Rogers to build movable 'pop-up' housing

London’s Lewisham Council has unveiled plans to build a temporary housing block on the site of the former Ladywell Leisure Centre, which would then be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere in ...

20 January 2015 New Middle East contract wins boost Kier

Kier Group says that it has had a run of success in the Middle East, doubling its revenue in the past 12 months. The latest contract wins for the group ...

20 January 2015 10 cost calamities in cultural projects

Last week it emerged that the expected cost of building the V&A Dundee (above), which is designed by Japanese practice Kengo Kuma & Associates, has risen dramatically from the original ...

20 January 2015 BRE chief is new chair at BuildingSMART as Bew exits

BuildingSMART, the organisation setting a path towards “open” interoperable BIM and seamless data exchange, has undergone a change of personnel with Mark Bew exiting the BRE-managed organisation. It is understood ...

16 January 2015 Cheesegrater bolts and 'hydrogen embrittlement' - what you need to know

With this week’s news that one more bolt had fallen from Richard Rogers' Cheesegrater tower in the City of London, we also now have a technical explanation from the developer ...

16 January 2015 Sterling's strength is making UK more expensive to build: Arcadis

The strength of the pound and currency devaluations in many emerging economies have propelled the UK up the rankings in terms of construction costs – putting it in the same ...

16 January 2015 2015 CIOB scholars present research findings

The recipients of the Sir Ian Dixon and the Faculty of Architecture and Surveying Scholarships presented their research findings at an event at St Bartholomew’s Hospital last night. Ryan Close, ...

16 January 2015 CITB: new structure follows public sector best practice

According to the CITB, the new governance structure it revealed this week – an eight-strong board supported by a 21-strong advisory council – brings it into step with current thinking ...

15 January 2015 Diverse new roles now live on CIOBjobs.com including National Grid role

The National Grid is currently seeking site engineers to join them across the UK to keep millions of homes and businesses connected to the power they need.  This latest opportunity ...

13 January 2015 Clients to seek 'workarounds' to manage risks under CDM 2015, experts say

Some developers and clients could simply pay lip service to the reforms of CDM 2015 by appointing “principal designers” from their pool of existing CDM coordinators and changing their designation, ...

13 January 2015 Crossrail ready: Tottenham Court Road Tube reopens

The revamped Tottenham Court Road underground station has opened with a new entrance and enlarged ticket hall. Designed by Hawkins\Brown and undertaken by Taylor Woodrow Construction and BAM Nuttall, the ...

13 January 2015 CSCS plans to scrap 13 colour-coded cards in favour of single universal card

The CSCS board is consulting on its plan to scrap the 13 colour-coded cards in its suite of skills cards, replacing them with a single “smart card” carrying the specific ...

13 January 2015 Five bid teams battle for Olympicopolis brief

Global giant Aecom is leading one of the five design teams shortlisted to create a master plan for University College London’s new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in ...

13 January 2015 10 issues on construction's radar for 2015

Construction Manager has compiled 10 predictions from the coming year from contributions by NBS, GVA, the BCIS and Tuffin Ferraby Taylor. 1. Housing policy updates The impact of the UK ...

09 January 2015 Long-delayed SUDS plan revealed

A written ministerial statement on 18 December from Eric Pickles, secretary of state at the Department for Communities and Local Government, has confirmed that the government intends to introduce sustainable ...

09 January 2015 CIOB to launch report on labour conditions around the globe

The CIOB is preparing to launch a report investigating workers’ conditions and human rights abuses around the globe, based on information and survey responses from members in all the Institute’s ...

09 January 2015 CITB plans new skills summit for March

Following last year’s No More Lost Generations report, the CITB is convening an apprenticeship and skills summit at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London on 10 March. The list ...

08 January 2015 New Year, new job opportunities with CIOBjobs

A New Year brings new opportunities from employers seeking CIOB talent through CIOBjobs.com. Roles from Network Rail, David Wilson Homes, and Wates all feature in our weekly round up of ...

06 January 2015 Construction Manager's top ten stories you read in 2014

1. HSE: Delayed CDM 201x will be passed into law in April