Gloomy prospect for the construction industry

15 August 2019

Construction industry bosses are reorganising their workforces in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Funding for new Transforming UK construction projects

14 August 2019

The Government has announced details of two new construction competitions that are being funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Transforming Construction Challenge. Both competitions focus on modern methods of construction, digital and whole-asset performance.

MPs bemoan lack of housing target plans

31 July 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) does not have any detailed projections or plans on how it will achieve the Government’s target of delivering 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s.

Turning students into brickies

29 July 2019

A new scheme to fast-track construction students into bricklaying is helping provide the industry with much-needed skills.

Solving construction sector disputes

17 July 2019

A model agreement and procedure designed to help resolve construction and engineering disputes through mediation has been published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

Big boost for mandatory licensing scheme

17 July 2019

Mandatory licensing of UK construction companies has the potential to transform the industry into a world-leading sector, according to Liz Peace, Chairwoman of the recently-established Construction Licensing Task Force (CLTF).