Workloads for small builders dip for first time in six years,...

“A perfect storm of diminished consumer confidence, rising material prices and increases in wages and salaries has resulted in the construction SME sector detracting for the first time in six years”, says Brian Berry

Wanted: architects to make suburbia stylish again

A new competition from IG Lintels and RIBA Journal is asking architects to re-think the suburban home and make it aspirational again

Changing Places at Tottenham Hotspur

The new £1 billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium claims to be world class, in every way through to accessibility

BACS Building Automation Controls – the information revolution

The industry is in the early stages of what could become a revolution in which data, the Cloud, analytics, IP connectivity and system convergence all “come together” to create the genuinely ‘smart’ building

Study from Zeroignition finds building projects still not taking a system-led...

Two years after Grenfell, only 23% of UK architects say they have worked on a construction project with a systematic approach to fire protection in the last 12 months and 42% of specifiers say a system-led approach to fire protection is impossible

Actis welcomes Archbishop’s project to help tackle housing crisis

A commission set up this month by the Archbishop of Canterbury to explore ways to address the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis

Construction forecasts revised down due to prolonged Brexit uncertainty

The CPA’s latest forecasts anticipate overall construction output falling by 0.4% in 2019, revised down from a forecast of marginal growth of 0.3%

Losing international workers post-Brexit will ‘hurt’ the construction industry, says lawyer

In construction, 10% of workers come from outside the UK, rising to 35% in London

Construction cartel directors disqualified

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has secured the disqualification of two former directors of CPM Group following CPM’s admission that it breached competition law

80% of consumers surveyed by Eurocell say that the design of...

New research from Eurocell reveals growing demand for homes designed to promote good health