Last edited 20 Jan 2017

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Lunar architecture


Eleven Magazine announce the winner and runners-up in their Moontopia competition.

Global Construction Megacities


London is at the top of the list of global construction megacities, beating Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

CIC, 20 Jan

New national Vulnerable Road Users online course for construction industry.

Construction Manager, 20 Jan

CSCS to phase out Construction Related Occupation (CRO) skills cards from the end of March.

GCR, 20 Jan

Uganda to begin $2.3bn rail project linking its capital to the Kenyan border this year.



Snøhetta complete a treehouse cabin that allows guests to lie beneath the Northern Lights.

CITB, 19 Jan

Open Doors launched, allowing 'behind the scenes' access to construction sites.

ICE, 19 Jan

ICE launches Associate Member grade, opening up to non-civil engineers for the first time.

BIMplus, 19 Jan

How is BIM working for you? Survey looking to gauge the depth and breadth of industry uptake.

Regeneration joint venture


UandI announce new joint venture with US developer to work on office refurbishment projects.

Chartered Institute of Housing, 18 Jan

CIH predicts nearly 250,000 of the cheapest rented homes will be lost by 2020.

Construction Index, 18 Jan

Four in 10 buildings exposed to cyber risks, according to new survey.

BSRIA respond to Brexit speech


BSRIA give critical response to Theresa May's speech on leaving the EU.

RSHP, 18 Jan

The architecture/design firm launches its own Youtube channel.

BRE Buzz, 18 Jan

Global shortlist for the BREEAM Awards 2017 announced.

Stamford Bridge stadium


Herzog & de Meuron get planning permission for revamp of Chelsea FC football stadium.

CITB, 17 Jan

CITB plans PAYE Levy on the direct workforce cut from 0.5 to 0.35%.

Glenigan, 16 Jan

Good news for construction as output rises.

BBC, 16 Jan

The hidden strengths of unloved concrete.

UK-GBC green paper


UK-GBC green paper proposes more powers for cities on new-build housing.

CIOB, 16 Jan

CIOB launches industry's first open online course on ethics and compliance in construction.

ArchDaily, 16 Jan

10 ways to improve architecture CVs and get through the interview process.

The Guardian, 16 Jan

UTEC in Lima, is this the best new building in the world?

Construction Index, 16 Jan

Plan unveiled for €300m modernisation of the Eiffel Tower.

BRE Buzz, 16 Jan

Top ten BRE publications in 2016.

40 years on

Centre Pompidou 270.jpg

The Pompidou Centre – not a monument but an event.