Last edited 21 May 2018

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BREEAM UK New Construction

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Significant updates encourage whole building life cycle assessment and recognise products with Environmental Product Declarations.

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A campaign to protect oak trees has been launched at the Chelsea Flower Show.

BSRIA's Soft Landings Conference 2018: Soft Landings - a culture for all projects, will take place on 15 June.

GCR, 18 May
China will help Uganda build nuclear power plants.

Response to Hackitt


Desipite Hackitt's recommendations, the government are to consult on combustible cladding.

Construction Manager, 18 May
Seddon are to build awareness of mental wellbeing following the suicide of an employee.

ICE, 17 May

ICE responds to publication of the Hackitt Review.

RIBA, 17 May
New pre-commencement conditions rules will be effective from October.

AT Award

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Recognising excellence in Architectural Technology globally.

Building regulations review

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Hackitt review calls for a radical rethink of the whole system and how it works.

Dezeen, 16 May

Norman Foster and Richard Rogers pay tribute to Will Alsop.

Construction Enquirer, 16 May

London Mayor pledges to build 10,000 council houses.

Grenfell Tower

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The government warns building owners of a performance issue with Grenfell fire doors.

Carillion - final report


'Carillion could happen again, and soon' is the stark warning from the heavily critical final report into Carillion's collapse.

FMB, 16 May

Government must transform how it works with construction post-Carillion.

RICS, 16 May

New RICS standard sets out key professional obligations to mitigate risks of financial crimes.

BRE, 15 May

First time buyers in Wales set to benefit from energy-assessed mortgages.

BBVA Bancomer


RSHP’s BBVA Bancomer Tower wins the RIBA International Award of Excellence 2018.

Construction Manager, 15 May

Carillion used suppliers' cash as ‘credit line’, MPs claim.

Construction Index, 15 May

Global construction costs are predicted to rise 4.3% this year, according to a new survey.