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Posted: 31st May
By: rlf

The construction industry experiences softer growth

Recent news suggests that the construction industry may be struggling to achieve the same degree of growth in the United Kingdom, than earlier in the year.

The purchasing managers index (PMI) figures released at the beginning of May suggests that the industry has seen its smallest amount of expansion since June 2013, making this the slowest point of growth in the last three years.

However, as worrisome as this ...

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Posted: 24th May
By: rlf

Building the future: modern construction strategies are turning to tech

The futuristic image of a modern day city is becoming increasingly more realistic, as everything from environmentally-friendly natural materials, to 3D concrete printers and robotic bulldozers enter the building industry.

In an effort to access more efficient opportunities for project development, imaginative individuals are attempting to convince the risk-adverse construction community of the benefits associated ...

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Posted: 16th May
By: rlf

UK construction industry sets out plans to train 45,000 new construction workers, to build new homes

In an effort to tackle two major problems in the UK construction industry – the skills and housing shortage, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has partnered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for a first of its kind, four-year project.

The CITB has committed more than £2.7m from its structured fund for the Home Building Skills Partnership, which aims to bring together firms of all sizes acros...

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Posted: 9th May
By: rlf

New construction workers to ease housing crisis?

In an effort to tackle two major problems in the UK construction industry – the skills and housing shortage, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has partnered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for a first of its kind, four-year project.

The CITB has committed more than £2.7m from its structured fund for the Home Building Skills Partnership, which aims to bring together firms of all sizes acros...

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Posted: 3rd May
By: rlf

Which London mayor candidate will fix the capital’s housing crisis?

This week London voters will be electing a new mayor to replace Boris Johnson. The candidates are doing their best to win our votes with their promises to make London bigger and better, but with a  recent YouGov poll showed that housing is the top political concern for the capital’s voters, where do the candidates stand on housing?

At present, Greater London is home to over 8.6 million people, who live in r...

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Posted: 2nd May
By: rlf

May 2016

I do not think I can go into print just now without mentioning the feat of the wonderful Leicester City Football Club. Winning the Premiership is without doubt one of, if not the best, sporting achievements in my lifetime. The biggest thing I have taken from this remarkable accomplishment is that you do not have to be the biggest or the richest to be the best.  What it has proven is that good leadership, uncompromis...

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