Last edited 26 Sep 2018

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Freedom of Information request reveals that taxpayers are footing the bill for Carillion's collapse.

RICS, 25 Sept

RICS responds to Labour's housing plans outlined at their annual conference.

ICE, 25 Sept

Just 4 weeks until the engineering community meets to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

CNBC, 25 Sept

Amazon makes investment in prefabricated housebuilder.

Sydney Opera House

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Australian landmark celebrates achievement of carbon neutral status five years ahead of schedule.

CIC, 25 Sept

FLUID Diversity Mentoring launches call for action.

ICE, 24 Sept

ICE launches commemorative book to mark 200-year anniversary.

NLA, 24 Sept

Advances in digital can help reduce the ‘silo’ nature of the built sector and make planning more open and accessible.

RICS, 24 Sept

Tender prices for civil engineering work expected to increase faster than costs over the next 5 years.

Dublin housing crisis


Dublin housing crisis restricts employers' ability to recruit, according to new U+I research.

Architect's Journal, 24 Sept

Government’s solution to the housing crisis may be flawed, new research suggests.

Construction Manager, 24 Sept

Former Tory treasurer invests £3m in sustainable housebuilder.

Construction Index, 24 Sept

TCI Top 100 Construction Companies 2018 published.

GCR, 21 Sept

A pavement with tiles that can recycle water installed on a street in Copenhagen.

ACM cladding


MHCLG update states there are still 124 private high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and no remediation plan.

UKGBC, 21 Sept

The importance of measuring social value in developments and key factors for successful measurement.

GCR, 20 Sept

Art gallery 'inside a sand dune' to open this year in northern China.

ICE, 19 Sept

The Princess Royal visits ICE to celebrate the Shaping the World Appeal.

ICE Distinguished Lecture

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Former railway chief James Blake says trust and control are key to successful infrastructure projects.

Construction Index, 20 Sept

Government commissions review of railway network operating structure after persistent failures.

Dezeen, 19 Sept

Post-modernist architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Robert Venturi dies aged 93.

BIMplus, 19 Sept

BSI white paper sets out why BIM is 'a must' for manufacturers of construction products.

Construction Manager, 19 Sept

"What I encountered was truly shocking", says Dame Hackitt on investigating standards.

NHF Summit speech


May outlines a new funding strategy for housing associations and says the 'stigma' of social housing needs to end.

NHBC, 19 Sept

Link between housing and health highlighted by NHBC Foundation

Construction Index, 19 Sept

Report with recommendations for post-Brexit immigration gives no special treatment for construction.

Construction Manager, 17 Sept

Morgan Sindall trials mixed reality for quality checks.

RIBA Plan of Work


RIBA launches a consultation on a new Plan of Work for Fire Safety.

Glasgow School of Art

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The iconic Mackintosh Building will definitely be rebuilt, board chairwoman confirms.

RICS, 18 Sept

New paper by RICS calls on government and the industry to embrace modern methods.

Construction Manager, 17 Sept

US housebuilding giant eyes stake in UK modular firm.

AT Awards 2018


Read about all the winners from the London ceremony of CIAT's 2018 Architectural Technology Awards.