Last edited 21 Jul 2017

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British Museum extension


Read about RSHP's British Museum extension which has been shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize.

CIAT, 21 July

Architectural Technology Student Awards 2017 shortlist announced.

ACM cladding


More updates from DCMS about the large-scale testing of cladding systems and the number of buildings affected.

Blackhorse Road regeneration


UandI secure resolution to grant planning consent for major new regeneration project.

The Guardian, 21 July

The real cost of regeneration.

Self-Build, 21 July

MP pushes for more land to be made available to help people commission their own homes.

GCR, 21 July

MIT create device that can inspect gas pipes from the inside.

RIBA Stirling Prize 2017


Shortlist for the industry's most coveted award announced.

Farmer review response


Government responds to Mark Farmer's review of industry, rejecting the call for a levy on clients.

BSRIA, 20 July

BSRIA supports creation of Industry Response Group in response to Grenfell.

RICS, 20 July

Workloads have slowed across all sectors of construction as Brexit delays investment.

Construction Manager, 20 July

New Digital Built Britain proposals for £250m sector deal with government.

BIMplus, 20 July

Free calculator helps SMEs assess cyber risks.

IHBC, 20 July

Only 2 weeks left to enter 2017 Gus Astley Student Award for a chance to win £500.

ICE Grenfell Tower review

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Peter Hansford to examine what wider lessons can be learned from the fire.

Faraday Future campus


MAD Architects reveal their designs for a futuristic campus for electric car manufacturer.

Lenders Core Report

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Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, according to industry consortium's new report.

Glenigan, 19 July

Mid-year forecast points to overall activity continuing to expand despite slower economic growth., 19 July

Major project delivery improving, says government.

Construction Index, 19 July

BDP and CH2M to lead Palace of Westminster repairs.

Safe ductwork


BRE publish new Loss Prevention Standard seeking to minimise fire risk from ducting.

Grenfell Tower working group

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CIAT announce the establishment of a Working Group in light of Grenfell and call for contributions.

BBC, 18 July

Humber Bridge awarded Grade I listed status.

GCR, 18 July

India launches world's first solar train.

Construction Index, 18 July

Union ballots tower crane operators for strike action.

Nieuw Bergen


Have a look at these competition-winning designs for a new residential development in Eindhoven.



£6.6bn worth of contracts to build the first phase announced by the government.

IHBC, 17 July

Lake District inscribed as UK's 31st World Heritage Site.

RICS, 17 July

The changing face of geomatics.

Construction Enquirer, 17 July

Bouygues and McGee dig one of London’s largest ever holes.

BIMplus, 16 July

Hyperloop One announces completion of first major test.

The Guardian, 16 July

Nearly 30 years on - the story of Lewisham's radical self-builders.

Compensation events and Brexit


When will changes in UK law during Brexit trigger a compensation event?

Global boiler market


Global boiler market heats up as the UK is no longer the largest market.

CIC, 14 July

Parliamentarians call on training overhaul to help ‘Build on Brexit’.

GCR, 14 July

UNESCO announce 21 new World Heritage Sites.

Construction Enquirer, 14 July

London Mayor agrees £1.7bn of funding deals for affordable housing.

The Sax


Have a look at the proposed new addition to Rotterdam's 'Manhattan-on-the-Maas'.

Delivering low carbon infrastructure


UK-GBC publish new report calling for industry-wide carbon target for infrastructure.

ICE, 13 July

Engineers celebrate 200th anniversary of unique chain bridge in Llantysilio.

RICS, 13 July

Uncertainty continues to stifle the housing market.

Construction Index, 13 July

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