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29 October 2015 CIOBjobs: Excellent project manager needed for high-end residential projects

Due to continued expansion a rare opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager at Abbeymill Homes Ltd . This role requires a self-motivated individual who enjoys the responsibility of managing ...

27 October 2015 Leeds to build robot and drone technicians for 'self-repairing city' by 2035

Funding for university project aims to create a city with self-regulating infrastructure within 20 years.

27 October 2015 'Name blind' recruitment can address skills shortages, says CIPD

A cross section of employers and university admissions body UCAS yesterday made a commitment to select candidates for jobs and university places on a “name blind” basis, a step that ...

27 October 2015 Apprenticeship starts up 12% as employment rate shows productivity boost

The number of people starting apprenticeships in “construction, planning and the built environment” in England in 2014-15 has risen for the second year in the row to 17,820. This compares ...

27 October 2015 CLT research wins CIAT's top student award

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has announced the winners of its annual Student Awards, which celebrate exceptional work produced by students of architectural technology. The shortlists and winners ...

23 October 2015 CSCS seeks greater scrutiny of CITB test centres after Newsnight fraud exposé

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is to independently review the anti-fraud measures put in place at test centres run by CITB and other exam authorities after a Newsnight/BBC London investigation ...

23 October 2015 China's BCEG takes key Manchester role in wave of contract wins

Beijing Construction and Engineering Group (BCEG) has been appointed as main contractor for the £700m Middlewood Locks regeneration project in Manchester. Middlewood Locks is a 24-acre brownfield site owned by ...

23 October 2015 Final terms signed on Hinkley C contracts in wake of EDF deal

Following confirmation of the investment deal between French energy company EDF and its co-investor China General Nuclear Corporation, EDF has announced that it has agreed final terms with a range ...

23 October 2015 Chinese-UK research projects to deliver ‘low-carbon cities’

Researchers from UK and Chinese universities are collaborating on four new projects to achieve “low carbon cities” in the UK and China. The projects were announced as Chinese president, Xi ...

23 October 2015 Lloyds and HCA fund seeks house builders to boost output

A new £100m programme set up between Lloyds Banking Group and the Homes and Communities Agency to help small house builders develop more homes is calling on SME builders with ...

22 October 2015 CIOBjobs - Save the day as an Infrastructure Engineer with the RNLI

The RNLI provides a 24-hour lifeboat service from 236 stations and a seasonal lifeguard service on 220 beaches around the coast of the UK, ROI and the Isle of Man. ...

20 October 2015 Edinburgh council quizzed as hotel plans threaten World Heritage status

Inspectors from the UK body that advises Unesco’s world heritage committee – the organisation that designates buildings or cities as World Heritage Sites – visited Edinburgh earlier this month to ...

20 October 2015 CIOB's search for photographic talent returns

Art of Building, the built environment photography prize run by the CIOB, has opened for entries. First launched in 2010, the visually eclectic annual competition explores the beauty and quirks ...

20 October 2015 UK's built asset wealth fades as China takes global lead

The UK has dropped two places in a global survey of countries’ wealth in terms of their built assets – just as its favoured infrastructure business partner China takes the ...

20 October 2015 Growing Build to Rent sector set to expand, says BPF

Figures compiled by the British Property Federation show that the private rented sector (PRS) in London is moving ahead quickly, with more than 14,276 units in planning, completed or under ...

19 October 2015 AHMM and Lendlease win Stirling Prize in last triumph for BSF design

Architect AHMM and contractor Lendlease are celebrating winning this year’s prestigious Stirling Prize for Burntwood School, a girl’s comprehensive in south London that was one the last to be commissioned ...

16 October 2015 CIOB chief joins Home Office campaign to drive out worker exploitation

As the Home Office this week launched a campaign to root out illegal working in the construction industry, CIOB chief executive Chris Blythe has argued that the industry is creating ...

16 October 2015 Carbon Trust's £175m 'green' office portfolio set to triple

Low Carbon Workplace, an initiative from the Carbon Trust, property developer Stanhope and asset manager Columbia Threadneedle to convert standard office buildings into low carbon flagships, has plans to triple ...

16 October 2015 Kier, BAM, ISG and Wates called up for DIY SOS

A roll call of contractors, subcontractors and consultants including Kier, BAM, Wates and ISG has been helping the BBC DIY SOS team on its current project to turn empty homes ...

16 October 2015 NW housing associations pool demand to drive offsite manufacturing

A consortium of north-west housing associations led by Manchester City Council is hoping to drive higher uptake of offsite manufacturing by pooling demand to create a potential 500-home programme.  The ...

13 October 2015 Vox pop: should we be worried by the ONS output statistics for August?

The latest ONS construction output statistics for August, published last Friday, might have caused a few misgivings as the industry digested the first year-on-year drop in output since 2013, and ...

13 October 2015 10 ideas to tackle London's housing shortage revealed

The 10 winners of an ideas contest, run by the mayor of London and New London to find innovative ideas to solve London’s housing crisis, have been revealed. Named New ...

13 October 2015 Industry puts forward FiTs compromise to DECC

The Solar Trade Association says it plans to put forward an alternative plan to government that would achieve a subsidy-free solar installation industry by 2020 without relying on the drastic ...

13 October 2015 BPF planning survey claims 'system on the brink'

The fourth annual property survey conducted by the British Property Federation (BPF) and property consultant GL Hearn has revealed increased determination times, dissatisfaction and an increasingly strained planning system. According ...

13 October 2015 Contractors back 'hybrid' levy system, says CITB

A “twin-track” levy system combining the CITB levy and the new government apprenticeship levy would be favoured by the majority of major employers in the industry, according to a telephone ...

09 October 2015 Lend Lease's Dennis Wilson named Construction Manager of the Year 2015

Dennis Wilson MICOB, operations director at Lend Lease, was last night named as Construction Manager of the Year 2015, winning the coveted award that has represented the peak of professionalism ...

09 October 2015 Ten safety innovations backed by Berkeley fund

A discreet back brace designed to be incorporated into a high-vis jacket, designed by a former soldier and managing director of SMB Brickwork in collaboration with a Harley Street spinal ...

09 October 2015 CDM 2015 six months on: HSE chief inspector says PD role is 'a journey'

Six months after the shake-up of CDM 2015 and with the transitional arrangements ending today (6 October), the HSE’s chief inspector of construction has told Construction Manager that the revised ...

09 October 2015 Blacklisting contractors admit liability in revised defence strategy

The eight main contractors mounting a joint defence in the High Court against damages claims brought by 571 blacklisted workers have this week shifted their position to admit liability for ...

06 October 2015 NIC welcomed but industry highlights its challenges

The industry has welcomed the new National Infrastructure Commission, chaired by cross-bench peer Lord Adonis and announced yesterday by chancellor George Osborne - but reactions stressing the importance of different ...

06 October 2015 SkillsPlanner project on track with CITB in data role

Work on a project to create an innovative online digital “brokerage” platform to link prospective trainees, employers and clients with construction training courses has begun, supported by £827,000 funding from ...

06 October 2015 German investment company buys UK engineering consultancy

RAG-Stiftung (Foundation) Investment Company, the investment arm of Germany’s largest coal mining corporation, has purchased a majority stake in London-based engineering consultancy Pell Frischmann. The investment company has purchased the ...

06 October 2015 Q&A briefing: what you need to know about Hinkley Point C

Eric Adams, nuclear business development director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, looks at the continuing delays and question marks around the £24bn project.

02 October 2015 Top 10 stories you read in Construction Manager and BIM+ in September

1. 10 things you need to know about Jeremy Corbyn and the built environment

02 October 2015 CIOB steps up engagement with MPs and policy makers with 'professions' research

The Labour party’s annual conference in Brighton has seen the launch of a new CIOB report aimed at measuring the “added value” that professionals and professional bodies such as the ...

02 October 2015 Inspiring CPDs go live at CIOB conference

Leadership and waste management among the topics to be covered by team of experts. The CIOB is hosting a half-day of live Continuing Professional Development events as part of this ...

01 October 2015 CIOB relaunches chartered schemes for businesses

The CIOB has relaunched its Chartered Building Company and Chartered Building Consultancy schemes , making the assessment criteria more robust, but also raising the scheme's profile with a new marketing ...