Last edited 17 Jan 2019

News from the web

Construction Manager, 16 Jan

Second reading for project bank accounts bill.


BIM Plus, 16 Jan

More than half of construction firms are now using drones to capture data.


Blue Book

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BSRIA publishes the 2019 edition of its small but concise annual databook.


BBC News, 17 Jan

Hitachi suspends work on £20bn nuclear plant in North Wales.


Scottish Construction Now, 16 Jan

Flats and offices planned for ‘People make Glasgow’ tower.


The Construction Index, 16 Jan

Pay of self-employed workers outstrips wages of the employed.


Clean air strategy

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BSRIA calls on government to reach deeper into the causes of pollution.


RIBA, 14 Jan

Extending permitted development rights could result in lower standards for homes.


CIOB, Jan 14

Construction sector is not taking up tax credits for research and development.


Construction Manager, 14 Jan

Mace wins Renzo Piano's £825m Paddington 'Cube'.


New editor appointed

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George Demetri brings a whole new level of technical knowledge to Designing Buildings Wiki.


Gov.uk, 14 Jan

HS2 sets a new benchmark in construction vehicle emission standards.


BIM Plus, 14 Jan

BIM’s key role in the ‘golden thread’ and improving project outcomes.


Gov.uk, 14 Jan

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The government launches a strategy to clean up our air.


GCR, 11 Jan

Claims Bucharest’s heating system is losing 2,000 tons of hot water every hour.


Construction Manager 11 Jan

Top 5 construction legal issues to look out for in 2019.


GCR, 11 Jan

Hitachi to “suspend all work” on Wales’ nuclear power station.


CIAT, 9 Jan

Report says concrete is responsible for 8 per cent of all CO2 emissions.


Knowledge survey results

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A third of practitioners do not have easy access to the knowledge they need.


BIM Plus, 10 Jan

Will BIM turn contractors into manufacturers?


Construction Enquirer, 9 Jan

Crossrail bosses cannot confirm a revised opening date for the delayed project.


Scottish Construction Now, 9 Jan

The infrastructure projects behind the Glasgow Region City Deal.


Mace, 8 Jan

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Mace appointed for the construction of the £150 million arrivals terminal at London Stansted.


Construction Manager, 9 Jan

How has construction changed since Carillion’s collapse?


ADF, 7 Jan

Construction starts on The Kite in Elephant and Castle.