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28 April 2015 Smart city technologies to provide green energy to Canary Wharf

Ultra-thin transparent solar panels and kinetic paving slabs that generate energy from people’s footsteps are to be piloted at Canary Wharf in London as a result of its ongoing “Cognicity ...

27 April 2015 How will the industry vote? Take the CM election survey

Can’t wait until 7 May? Construction Manager is giving you the chance to vote for the party you want to win the general election in a short survey to find out which ...

24 April 2015 Construction's FFI bill increased by 25% in 2014, average invoice up by £140

Analysis of the HSE’s latest figures on Fees for Intervention has shown that the construction industry collectively had to pay £2,979,581 in FFI invoices in the most recent 12-month period ...

24 April 2015 Brunel's tunnel shaft to become performance space

Architect Tate Harmer has won planning permission to convert the grade II* listed shaft of London’s Rotherhithe tunnel into an interpretation and performance space for the Brunel Museum. The 20-metre ...

24 April 2015 CIOB Minecraft competition finalists revealed

The CIOB has announced the five finalists in its Minecraft competition, which was launched to mark International Construction Management Day on 9 March. The virtual 3D world-building game has 30 ...

24 April 2015 New UKCG standard mandates 'green' training for all site workers

Following the launch of UKCG’s Environmental Training Standard, all site managers, supervisors and operatives working on UKCG members’ sites will be expected to complete approved sustainability training, while site managers ...

23 April 2015 CIOBjobs roundup: Elixir Group seeks a team of 7 CIOB professionals

Elixir Group has been retained to deliver an estate of 7 luxury apartments and 2 mansion houses in North London for a highly discerning client. They are looking to build ...

20 April 2015 Affordable Arckit model-making kit launched for the classroom

A model-building kit that allows users to build scale models of building designs and is already in use in 50 schools and universities is about to be launched as a ...

20 April 2015 Underskilled industry fails clients, finds survey

A survey of major client organisations around the world by KPMG’s US team has found that more than half (53%) had experienced “underperforming” construction contracts in the preceding 12 months. ...

20 April 2015 Contractors celebrate success in Corporate Responsibility Index

Morgan Sindall and Carillion were the top scoring construction companies with four stars in this year’s Business in the Community annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR ...

20 April 2015 Industry's MasterChef Paul Bogle reaches final four

The industry's new food hero, the NFB’s policy and research manager Paul Bogle, triumphed again in last night's semi-final (20 April) and is now down to the final four.  He ...

19 April 2015 Warning of crisis for NHS estates funding after PF2 pathfinder goes 'adrift'

Carillion’s position as sole bidder on the £350m Midland Metropolitan hospital – following Laing O’Rourke/Interserve’s decision to pull out of the two-horse race – raises doubts about the viability of ...

17 April 2015 ONS records output decline, CPA forecasts strong growth - what's going on?

Construction output in February fell by 0.9% compared to January, the Office for National Statistics revealed on Friday, putting the industry on the verge of a “technical recession” of two ...

17 April 2015 CIOB questions Conservatives' 'Right to Buy' manifesto pledge

Describing themselves as “the party of home ownership” the Conservatives committed to extending the Right to Buy to housing association tenants in their pre-election manifesto. Industry and professional bodies including ...

17 April 2015 Construction Manager's timeline of timber high-rise in 12 projects

As the UK’s tallest timber tower nears completion in Hackney, Construction Manager takes a look back at the most influential timber towers that have already been built and forward to ...

17 April 2015 Stage One and Rise reveal UK's Milan Expo pavilion

The first pictures of the UK pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, which opens to visitors at the beginning of May, have been revealed. Built by Yorkshire-based contractor Stage ...

17 April 2015 NBS BIM survey 2015 shows drop in BIM adoption

The fifth annual NBS BIM survey has shown a drop in BIM adoption, with the number of respondents saying they had implemented BIM on a project in the last 12 ...

14 April 2015 Labour manifesto focuses on housing, infrastructure and apprenticeships

Apprenticeship guarantees for school leavers, a commitment to building 200,000 homes a year, support for HS2 and protection of schools budget are some of the construction-related plans in Labour’s pre-election ...

14 April 2015 'It takes accidents like Moira's to make people act'

Moira Gemmill, 55, former director of design at the V&A museum, became the fifth cyclist to be killed in London this year when she was struck by a tipper lorry ...

12 April 2015 RICS plan for harmonisation of construction cost measurement globally

The RICS is embarking on a project to standardise the way construction costs are measured and expressed around the world – helping global investors to make like-for-like comparisons and national ...

10 April 2015 Balfour Beatty completes first next-generation electricity pylon

Contractor Balfour Beatty is completing a series of  six “next generation” electricity pylons being built at the National Grid’s Eakring training academy in Nottinghamshire. The new T-pylon was adopted by ...

10 April 2015 40% of main contractors failing to measure carbon and energy, says survey

An independent survey of UK main contractors has found that although 68% said that managing energy use and carbon emissions was a big priority in 2015, two-fifths had no programme ...

09 April 2015 CIOBjobs Roundup - City of London seeks project managers

The City of London’s Housing Service has developed an ambitious program to build new homes and implement major improvements to our existing homes. To help us them deliver this program ...

02 April 2015 Hexham Abbey's Middle Ages spread

Hexham Abbey has undergone a £1.9m refurbishment including the creation of a new visitor centre – with exhibition space, café and function rooms – and a glazed porch. Work on ...