Last edited 19 Sep 2018

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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.

Construction Index, 17 Sept

Electricians endure late payments and rising costs according to survey.

AT Awards 2018


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

MEN, 16 Sept

Calls for Right to Buy policy to be suspended in Greater Manchester., 15 Sept

£6 million awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding.

GCR, 14 Sept

More than a third of Romania’s houses ‘in urgent need of repair’.

Global cabling market


BSRIA study shows an increase of pre-terminated fibre connectivity.

BRE, 13 Sept

BRE awards SABRE security certification to International Quarter London.

CIAT, 12 Sept

Three-year retrofitting project for social housing in Wales.

PfG Scotland


As Holyrood returns, the Scottish Government sets out its Programme for Government 2018-19 for the coming year., 13 Sept

HS2 to support 15,000 jobs by 2020.

Construction Manager, 13 Sept

Two-thirds of construction bosses expect the amount of offsite work to double over the next 5 years.

Construction Index, 13 Sept

Ministry of Housing agrees a deal for £1bn in loans for SME housing developers.

RIBA, 12 Sept

RIBA International Prize 2018 - shortlist announced.

Umbrella companies abuse


Unite calls for umbrella companies to stop apprentice levy deductions.

BBC, 12 Sept

Victorian Society reveals top 10 buildings 'crying out' to be saved.

Construction Manager, 12 Sept

Complete a survey here on the question of whether information and data is improving project outcomes.

CIC, 11 Sept

CIC publishes an Essential Principles Guide for clients, developers and contractors.

Quality management course


CIOB launches new course in construction quality management.

FMB, 11 Sept

How builders spend their time, according to new research.

Construction Manager, 11 Sept

Unite demands criminal investigation into Carillion collapse.

New Socialist, 10 Sept

Owen Hatherley explores what a 21st century 'socialist housing policy' should look like.

BMN, 10 Sept

A park on Blackpool’s seafront is being renovated following an £80 million investment.

ACM cladding


Remove dangerous cladding or face fines, developers are warned.

CIC, 10 Sept

Government supports industry development of ‘best valuetools to transform procurement culture.

GCR, 10 Sept

World’s tallest timber building turns out 'slightly higher than planned'.

Walney Extension


The largest offshore wind farm in the world officially opens in the Irish Sea.