Tag Archives: Construction

Investment in construction can kick start the UK economy say experts

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An £11.27bn investment in construction and a series of strategic decisions around new home building can kick start the UK’s economic recovery and deliver a £33bn return for the Government, according to experts at Birmingham City University. The Build Back Better: Covid-19 Economy Recovery Plan features a blueprint for a …

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Aggregate Industries issues final call to enter world’s most prestigious green build competition

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As climate change continues to put sustainable construction at the top of the industry’s agenda, Aggregate Industries is issuing one last call to UK visionaries of sustainable design to submit their entries to the LafargeHolcim Awards. Giving winners the chance to share a sizable $2m pot of prize money, entries …

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MRA Research triumphant for Hanson Cement at Construction Marketing Awards

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MRA Research has won the Best Use of Research & Insight award for its work with Hanson Cement at this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMA). This is awarded based on the use of research and insight to guide marketing strategy and drive improved performance in the market. Hanson Cement’s …

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Polypipe’s C3 Alliance seeks paradigm shift in construction collaboration

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Polypipe is proud to be one of the founding members of the C3 Alliance, a group of manufacturers, contractors and developers that aims to boost productivity and value on construction projects through early collaboration. By bringing all those involved in a building together on day one, C3 hopes to influence …

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TIMco new abrasives range

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TIMco has expanded its selection of abrasive products to now include a wide variety of abrasive rolls, sheets, pads, discs and belts. The comprehensive TIMco ADDAX abrasives range meets the high demands of the modern woodworking, decorating and metalworking industries using tear and crack resistant backing paper, heat resistant resin …

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£36m fine for construction firms who broke competition law

The CMA has issued 3 firms with fines totalling more than £36m for breaking competition law in supplying certain concrete drainage products for building projects. Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Northern Ireland-based firm FP McCann Ltd is facing a fine of more than £25 …

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Construction inches upwards but stays close to low point

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The construction sector saw a very slight increase in October from September, edging above market expectations. That’s according to the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI which rose to 44.2 in October 2019 from 43.3 in the previous month. The latest reading remained close to the ten-year low seen in June, …

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World Mental Health Day – The Suicide Prevented

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The following conversation was relayed to us by one of our industry’s mental health first aiders when providing feedback on how their training had helped them with supporting their construction colleagues. We have preserved the anonymity of those concerned but felt that the story was so strong, we had to …

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Mayor of London and Unite join forces to boost construction standards

In a major boost to employment standards for construction workers in London, the Mayor of London has signed up to Unite the union’s pioneering Construction Charter. The charter combines the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) procurement power with Unite’s influence in the workplace to ensure construction projects under the control of …

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Construction firms boost jobs for graduates

Institute of Student Employers’ (ISE) annual student recruitment survey reports a resilient graduate labour market in the construction industry with 35% more jobs than the previous year. This level of growth was equalled only by the public sector, while the graduate jobs market overall grew 10% year-on-year. Since the 2008 …

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