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30 July 2015 NHS England seeks five new-build resi projects as 'healthy town' pioneers

NHS England is on the hunt for five new towns or schemes of more than 250 homes where it can partner with the developers to trial new design ideas and ...

28 July 2015 Leading contractors deliver Wood Awards finalists

Some of the UK’s leading contractors, including Mace, Canary Wharf Contactors, Balfour Beatty, Speller Metcalfe and Willmott Dixon, have delivered projects shortlisted for this year's annual Wood Awards. A total ...

28 July 2015 Chemical blueprinting to tackle growing issue of stone theft

Scientists at Loughborough University are carrying out trials of a new chemical blueprint technique that could help crack down on the growing issue of stone theft. The results of a ...

28 July 2015 Replace Green Deal now, says council running £20m scheme

Leeds City Council, part of the Better Homes Yorkshire initiative to retrofit 12,000 homes via the Green Deal and ECO programmes, has called for the Green Deal to be replaced ...

28 July 2015 CIOB seeks future experts with two £3,000 research scholarships

The CIOB is hunting for applicants for the 2015/16 Faculty of Architecture and Surveying and Sir Ian Dixon Scholarships. Each award offers the successful applicant a one-year research fund of ...

28 July 2015 Zane Gbangbola inquest to examine hydrogen cyanide linked to landfill

A forthcoming inquest into the death of seven-year-old floods victim Zane Gbangbola – son of Kye Gbangbola FCIOB – is to examine the theory that he died from hydrogen cyanide ...

26 July 2015 CIOB to create toolkit to tackle 'the dark side of construction'

Following the launch of the CIOB’s report – Modern Slavery: The dark side of construction – the institution aims to produce a toolkit to help organisations become more socially responsible. ...

24 July 2015 TFL funds feasibility study for east London 'Brunel Bridge'

Cycling and walking charity Sustrans is carrying out a feasibility study to investigate the potential for a new bridge between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe in east London. The £200,000 study ...

24 July 2015 Green Deal funding joins zero carbon target on scrapheap

Energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has announced that there will be no further funding for the Green Deal Finance Company due to “low take-up and concerns about industry ...

24 July 2015 New CIOB President sets agenda for the year at Members’ Forum

Chris Chivers, the new CIOB president, has highlighted professionalism, gaining greater recognition for construction managers and helping non-chartered members upgrade as his key aims for the year in his inaugural ...

23 July 2015 Assistant Project Manager, Imperial College London

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  Imperial has one of the largest and ...

21 July 2015 Industry leaders urge chancellor to reconsider zero carbon homes 'U-turn'

Senior figures from Lend Lease, Sir Robert McAlpine, Bouygues, Buro Happold, the British Property Federation and Willmott Dixon are among more than 200 signatories to an open letter urging George ...

21 July 2015 Aid charity Article 25 saved as T&T and Ramboll launch pro bono surveying project in Nepal

Following an urgent appeal, Article 25 has raised the £130,000 needed to allow the charity to continue its work. Article 25 was left facing insolvency following the discovery of a ...

21 July 2015 Industry embracing responsibly- sourced timber, says WWF report

The construction sector has scored highest in a report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) into how companies in the UK sustainably source timber. The WWF’s 2015 Timber ...

21 July 2015 Revitalised Strategic Forum prepares return to the limelight

The industry’s Strategic Forum – which has kept a low profile since a failed relaunch in 2012/3 and the arrival of the Construction Leadership Council in July 2013 – now ...

21 July 2015 Japan cancels Zaha Hadid's Olympic stadium as costs soar

Zaha Hadid Architects’ design for Japan’s National Stadium (pictured), which was intended to host the 2020 Olympic games, has been scrapped. The Japanese government said the controversial design and ballooning ...

19 July 2015 Industry angered as representation in government corridors of power shrinks

The industry has expressed disappointment and frustration at yesterday’s announcement from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills that the Construction Leadership Council is to be slimmed down from a ...

17 July 2015 Six contractors celebrate places on Stirling shortlist

The contractors of the six buildings on the RIBA shortlist for this year’s 2015 Stirling Prize have welcomed the recognition and endorsement of being associated with the UK’s most prestigious ...

17 July 2015 New Lords committee inquiry on planning, architecture and housing

The newly formed House of Lords Committee on the Built Environment has announced that its first inquiry will look at a range of planning and strategic issues on the built ...

17 July 2015 CIOB begins international hunt for outstanding achievers

Entries are now open for the CIOB's second annual International Outstanding Achievement Awards (IOAA). The awards aim to recognise “sparkling examples of initiative, leadership, and collaborative working” across the diverse ...

16 July 2015 CIOBjobs Roundup: Managing Estimator, Henry Boot

Due to continued growth and success Henry Boot are seeking to appoint a Managing Estimator to join their established Estimating team based at their Head Office in Dronfield.  Reporting to ...

14 July 2015 Skanska awarded £700,000 to develop construction robots

Skanska UK has been awarded a £709,000 government grant to develop the use of robots for onsite and offsite construction. The funding has been awarded by Innovate UK and the ...

14 July 2015 Scots team takes home Global Student Challenge trophy

Team Saltire from Glasgow Caledonian University has won the second annual CIOB Global Student Challenge, beating finalists from five other universities. The team – Ross Anderson, Dale Mason, Eugene Atiso ...

14 July 2015 New guidance on its way following Chinese rebar debate

Manufacturer and fabricator trade body the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR) and The Welding Institute are next week due to issue revised guidance to members on welding steel rebar that ...

14 July 2015 CIOB joins global coalition to unify construction cost and classification standards

The CIOB has has joined more than 30 professional bodies from across the globe in the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) coalition. The new worldwide initiative was officially launched at ...

14 July 2015 'Bonfire of planning rules' consumes zero carbon homes

Last week’s news that the government has scrapped the 2016 zero carbon homes target – a measure contained in the small print of its anti-red tape “Fixing the Foundations” productivity ...

12 July 2015 10 policies that will affect construction in the summer Budget

1. The government is to compel social landlords to reduce rents paid by tenants in social housing in England by 1% a year for four years from 2016. The Office for ...

10 July 2015 Top 10 stories in Construction Manager and BIM+ in June

1. Council finds fire-proofing failings at eight BSF schools built by Balfour Beatty

10 July 2015 How the CIOB's Global Student Challenge was a 'golden ticket'

As teams from six universities battle to win this year’s CIOB Global Student Challenge in Hong Kong, the team leader of 2014’s winning team from RMIT University in Melbourne is ...

10 July 2015 Aid charity Article 25 hit by £200,000 fraud and insolvency threat

A serious £200,000 fraud at reconstruction and design charity Article 25 has left the organisation embroiled in a police investigation, facing insolvency and appealing to the industry for pledges worth ...

10 July 2015 Further Balfour Beatty profit warning prompts share price fall

Shares in UK contractor Balfour Beatty fell 4.3% in early trading yesterday after it warned investors that its 2015 results would be hit by a “shortfall” of £120m-£150m. The profit ...

03 July 2015 Action needed to keep building related CO2 on downward curve, says CCC

Government needs to urgently set course to reduce building-related carbon emissions when current programmes such as ECO and the Renewable Heat Incentive expire in 2017, warns the 2015 progress report ...

03 July 2015 WinSun Global teams up with Gensler to 3D print Dubai museum facility

WinSun Global, the international division of China’s 3D printing pioneer WinSun, has unveiled plans to 3D print an office and event space in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. WinSun caused a ...

03 July 2015 ICE tackles poor Part A structural submissions

Structural experts from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have published new guidance to help raise the standard of Building Control approval submissions under Part A of the Building Regulations. ...

03 July 2015 Industry urged to build 'ethically' in new manifesto

A new UK Manifesto for Ethical Sourcing in Construction, co-created in an industry application of a “hackathon”, is due to be published later this month. The new initiative broadens the ...

03 July 2015 CIOB builds clearer path to chartered careers

From 1 July, there will be a change in the process for joining the CIOB. Applicants will no longer be able to apply for membership at the non-chartered grades of ...