Construction Sector Deal Responses

Today the government released its Construction Sector Deal after a delay of six months. We gather together some responses from the industry.

SPRA announces new technical committee appointments

The technical committee-chair has been re-elected and the vice-chair is a new post which has been created

SPRA Conference & Awards applauded by industry

The event took place on June 20, at the Eastwood Hall in Nottinghamshire

GGF elects Mark Austin as new vice-president

Mark is said to have a strong background in membership organisations

GGF launches updated fire-resistant glazing guide

The guide covers how fire-resistant glazing systems are used to control the spread of fire and smoke

NM Group launches ex-offender construction training initiative

The initiative aims to help ex-offenders upskill to make them more employable once they leave prison

New apprenticeship standards signed off by government

The apprenticeships have been designed by employers which will ensure they are producing the tradespeople they need

NFB: Stop rewarding worst performers and start rewarding best practice

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) calls for a housing mediator which would be free for consumers

Build it Better with Wood

Campaign launched to promote the UK’s exceptional woodworking skills and the many benefits of building with wood

UK volumetric construction market increases by 6% in 2017

The market is said to have improved ‘significantly’ on 2016