Last edited 25 Apr 2018

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Cladding tests


Association of British Insurers describe full-scale cladding tests as 'utterly inadequate'., 25 Apr

Government champions innovation in bid to build well-designed homes.

Construction Manager, 25 Apr

Accidents in scaffolding sector hit a record low.

Construction Index, 25 Apr

More than 60,000 construction companies trading on the brink.

Graphene-reinforced concrete


Researchers believe they may have created a 'game-changing' new form of concrete using graphene.

CIH, 24 Apr

A home for everyone now a top priority for people in Wales.

BSRIA, 24 Apr

BSRIA to stage 2018 Soft Landings Conference in June.

BREEAM Wiki launched

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Part of Designing Buildings Wiki, BREEAM Wiki will advance knowledge sharing for the BRE family of sustainability tools.

RIBA, 23 Apr

Architects’ Council of Europe votes to support RIBA motion on Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications.

Construction Manager, 23 Apr

Office sector expected to shrink 20% this year.

Beyond BIM

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New BRE book considers the progression from project-based knowledge creation to whole-life urban knowledge management.

BREEAM and Measurabl


BREEAM and Measurabl announce integration to improve the financial performance of commercial real estate.

3 World Trade Center


Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' release new images of soon-to-open 3WTC tower in New York.

FMB, 20 Apr

More than half of small building firms say that rising material prices are squeezing their margins.

GCR, 20 Apr

Finnish construction workers begin '€30m a day’ strike.

Healthy housebuilding


New briefing note is launched focusing on increasing knowledge of housing that promotes health and wellbeing.

Construction Index, 19 Apr

'Carillion effect' sparks surge in bad debt and construction failures.

The Guardian, 19 Apr

Labour launch new policy paper with aim to 'rip up' definition of affordable housing.

CIAT, 18 Apr

UK joins International Solar Alliance, giving over 1 billion of the world’s poor access to renewable energy.

NLA, 18 Apr

510 tall buildings in London's development pipeline, according to new survey.

Green building

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The European Parliament has approved a revised Energy Performance of Buildings directive.

Retentions bill

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One in six MPs supports the ring-fencing of retentions as proposed in the 'Aldous Bill'.

Ethical labour sourcing

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BRE launches online self-assessment tool for ethical labour sourcing.