Last edited 21 Jul 2018

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Modern slavery

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BRE partner with Global GreenTag to develop an Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard for Australia.

Off-site manufacturing


House of Lords committee encourages the use of off-site manufacturing in new report.

UKGBC, 19 July

The West Midlands could take the lead on green housing.

RIBA Stirling Prize


The shortlist for the 2018 prize for the UK's best new building is revealed.

Empty homes premium


Amendment to Bill aims to provide councils with greater powers to increase tax premiums on empty homes.

Construction Manager, 19 July

£75m modular housing plan for London's homeless.

Builders' Merchants News, 19 July

Builders Merchants Federation warns of a £1bn 'Brexit bombshell' due to VAT on materials.

Construction Index, 19 July

London Borough of Haringey scrap controversial plans for Lendlease 'development vehicle'.

NLA, 18 July

Workplaces should concentrate on creating the right culture, says new report.

Combustible cladding


New cross-party report calls for combustible cladding ban to be extended to all high-rise residential buildings.

FMB, 17 July

75% of Northern Ireland builders say the Stormont deadlock will dampen growth.

CIC, 17 July

Top honours awarded for highest performing UK construction sites.

Innovate UK competition


From next week, UK firms can bid for a share of a £12.5m fund to boost productivity, performance and quality.

RIBA, 17 July

UK transport infrastructure exacerbates housing crisis, according to new RIBA report.

Construction Index, 17 July

Reports emerge of site managers resorting to DIY online inductions.

Construction Enquirer, 16 July

Around 1,100 staff still remain at Carillion six months after the collapse.

U+I, 15 July

AshbyCapital and U+I launch The Future Works office in central Slough.

World Youth Skills Day


Important action is being taken to inspire young people to train as engineers.

The Guardian, 16 Jul

UK house price slump blamed on surge in sellers.

CITB, 16 Jul

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills.

Construction Manager, 16 Jul

Galliford Try's mental health strategy is delivering measurable success.

HSE, 16 Jul

HSE issues safety alert reminding contractors to keep their sites child-proof.

Global boiler market


BSRIA report on the domestic boiler market, with China recording the most 'dynamic market uptake'.

Construction Enquirer, 13 Jul

The standard of university construction courses has come under fire from students.

Construction Manager, 12 Jul

New alliance aims to improve the facade fire-testing market.

Carillion defence


Former Chief executive Richard Howson blames government for being 'poor payers'.

CITB, 10 Jul

CITB research shows number of migrant workers in construction growing to 1 in 7.