News

Keep up-to-date on the latest developments impacting on the construction industry.

This section will highlight govt reviews, advice notes and guidance which effect how we design and deliver a built environment that is for purpose. We’ll take an in-depth look at the latest developments with the Hackitt Review, as well as progress with the Farmer Review and other major industry consultations and reports.


NBS appoint Lee Jones to lead product information across the business

NBS, the leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools has appointed Lee Jones to head up its product information team. Formerly European...

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BBA and LABC’s rallying call for 100% Hackitt

100% Hackitt – an industry initiative to encourage the government to deliver all of the recommendations contained within Dame Judith's report – has been...

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Partnership announcement from NBS and GRAPHISOFT

A strategic partnership between NBS and GRAPHISOFT UK was announced this week that will see major collaboration from the two companies in 2019 and beyond. CEO of NBS...

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New report: Emerging Realities in the Construction Industry

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland’s report Emerging Realities in the Construction Industry curates statistics and opinion from independent contributors on aspects of...

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LABC launches virtual learning hub as part of competency validation...

LABC has launched a virtual learning hub for its 3,500 surveyors and technical staff aimed at making it easier for them to take part in training, personal development and...

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Using neuroscience to inform city planning

Future Cities Catapult has launched a framework which will enable commercial and public sector organisations to use cutting edge research from the field of neuroscience...

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CIBSE launches a transformational technical symposium

Highlighting its agenda of change, The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced the theme for its ninth annual Symposium as:...

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Standard for steel and aluminium structures revised

BSI, the business standards company, has published BS EN 1090-2:2018 Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Technical requirements for steel structures. ...

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Providing a safe space for whistleblowers

The BBA is a well-known and respected certification body which, through its testing, inspection and approval activity, has been supporting innovation in the construction...

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The essential Loft Conversion Handbook offers up-to-date comprehensive...

The UK’s leading voice for manufacturers and distributors of construction materials has teamed up with RIBA Publishing to produce an up-to-date guidance for loft...

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New British Standard guides bring door hardware professionals...

A raft of revised British Standards has prompted the publication of three new technical guides from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for door and window...

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New survey reveals high level competencies of local authority building...

A new survey of LABC’s 3,000 building standards surveyors has shown more than two thirds of local authority building control teams have surveyors with the top level...

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New alliance launched to increase cladding fire testing capacity

A new international alliance is set to improve the facade fire-testing market in the UK, by significantly increasing both the capacity and the quality of large-scale fire...

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Is digital construction helping foster better working relationships...

When The NBS released its fourth Construction Contracts and Law report it shed light on how well the industry is getting along.   Released every two years, the...

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Let’s Talk Specification – a new multi-media platform from TSP...

TSP Media has launched Let’s Talk Specification, a major new multi-media platform dedicated to re-establishing the importance of the specification process to our...

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Think Tank’s vision will require more offsite homes to reach...

A new campaigning think tank report suggesting a radical rethink into how the UK manages the housing market will require an increase in offsite construction if the vision...

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How Bricks and Water aims to address flooding and water shortages 

A year-long cross-party consultation investigating the issues of water shortages and flooding in England has recommended a Bricks and Water Sustainability Code be...

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Our industry needs to communicate more effectively – Let’s Talk...

Launched today, Let's Talk Specification is a new multi media interactive platform that will deliver the latest architectural, specification and building news, views and...

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WSBF & BBA call for integrated approach to driving UK’s energy...

An influential coalition of UK businesses and MPs has called on the government to back new regulations for domestic energy efficiency, linking them with those for...

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GRESB integrates new BREEAM API to enhance green building...

GRESB and BRE have collaborated to integrate a BREEAM API with the GRESB Portal for the 2018 reporting cycle.   The link unlocks the capability to locate, select...

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Housebuilders must belong to New Homes Ombudsman, say Parliamentarians

A cross-party group of Parliamentarians has set out proposals for a New Homes Ombudsman to help provide better redress for dissatisfied home buyers.   In its...

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Government announces measures to accelerate unsafe cladding removal

  The government has announced measures to speed up the process of removing potentially unsafe cladding on private sector high rise residential buildings, after it...

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Are building and construction skills a dying art?

The construction sector is no stranger to a challenge, but as Mark Farmer – author of last year’s “Modernise or Die” report – identified...

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New guidance on how to improve health and wellbeing in offices

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has announced the completion and launch of its major research study “Wellness Matters: Health and Wellbeing in offices and...

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