Last edited 17 Jul 2018

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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.

CIOB, 10 Jul

"We need to be building bridges, not walls" says CIOB's first US-based President.

BIMplus, 8 Jul

Willmott Dixon workers able to 'see through concrete' using a mobile app.

Procuring for value


CLC call for an 'outcome-based, transparent and efficient' industry with new report.

National Infrastructure Assessment

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The first NIC assessment suggests there is a golden opportunity to provide low-carbon energy.

Construction Index, 11 Jul

Government's reasons for scrapping Swansea tidal lagoon a "manifest distortion of truth".

Construction Manager, 10 Jul

Construction output rises but new orders keep falling.

Civil engineering skills


Report highlights growing need for soft skills and digital skills among civil engineers.

New Housing Minister


The revolving door of Housing Ministers continues as Kit Malthouse becomes the eighth appointee in eight years.

Carillion inquiry report


New report criticises PFI and the government's focus on lowest price bids.