Last edited 15 Jan 2018

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43,000 jobs at risk as Carillion goes into administration.

Housebuilding barriers


Sir Oliver Letwin to lead an independent review into the delays in the delivery of housing.

GCR, 14 Jan

Government questioned over big contracts given to failing Carillion.

BIMplus, 14 Jan

Setting out the next stage of the Digital Built Britain programme.

Planning fee increase


Next week the planning fee increases by 20% and new fees are introduced.

Construction Index, 12 Jan

Building Safety Group has reported a spike in unsafe excavation work on UK construction sites.

UKGBC, 11 Jan

UKGBC reacts to PM’s environment speech.

Construction Manager, 11 Jan

Construction work has begun on England’s largest ground source heat pump system.

Help to Buy


Government release statistics showing how many people are now on the property ladder due to Help to Buy schemes.

GCR, 11 Jan

'Biggest contraction since August 2012' as UK construction output shrinks again.

Construction Enquirer, 11 Jan

New assessment by London's Mayor suggests 'hard Brexit' could cost 43,000 construction jobs.

Dezeen, 11 Jan

Celebrated social housing architect Neave Brown dies.

Designing Buildings Wiki goes mobile

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We have launched a new adaptive site that makes Designing Buildings Wiki easier to use on tablets and mobiles.

Lords industrial strategy debate


ICE President highlights the construction sector deal's potential to boost the UK's economy and productivity.

CITB, 10 Jan

£1.5m funding available to employers who can demonstrate immersive learning enhancing training.

GCR, 10 Jan

Italian company offers flat-pack house that can be built in six hours.

Conservation wiki

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IHBC add their 100th article to Conservation Wiki, a microsite on Designing Buildings Wiki.

Mortgage Strategy, 9 Jan

After only 6 months in the job, Alok Sharma is replaced as Housing Minister by Dominic Raab.

DCLG re-brand

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The Department for Communities and Local Government is to be renamed the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Construction Index, 9 Jan

Middlesborough MP says Laing O'Rourke should be "utterly ashamed of themselves" over hospital project.

ArchDaily, 8 Jan

Architecture documentaries to watch in 2018.

ICE online archive


ICE archives available online for the first time as part of ICE 200 library upgrade.

KPMG quit inquiry


KPMG quit their role as advisor to Grenfell Tower Inquiry after accusations of a conflict of interest.

Supply chain payment charter

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Government's payment charter is called a 'dismal failure' as only 35 firms sign up after nearly 4 years.