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CPA publishes its Construction Industry Scenarios 2020-21

CPA publishes its Construction Industry Scenarios 2020-21

The latest CPA Construction Industry Scenarios (Summer 2020) have now been published which has three scenarios in a similar vein to the Spring Scenarios. In the CPA’s main construction scenario, a V-shape better described as a tick-shape recession and recovery,...

FIS Updates BIM Toolbox

FIS Updates BIM Toolbox

FIS has updated its BIM Toolbox to embrace the principles of BS EN ISO 1950 (which supersedes BS 1192: Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information.   This new standard aligns the UK with International Standards and extends...

Payment Practices and the CLC Contracts and Disputes Survey

Payment Practices and the CLC Contracts and Disputes Survey

The CLC has issued a Contracts and Disputes Survey to understand the nature and extent of commercial issues within the industry. The findings will inform a review and any updates to the CLC’s guidance and the deadline for responses is Friday 21 August. As part of the...

Construction Ambassadors move to STEM Learning

Construction Ambassadors move to STEM Learning

Ambassadors are an important link between employers and schools.  There are approximately 1400 Ambassadors currently engaged with the programme, representing over 600 employers.  Sharing their knowledge of working in the construction industry, Ambassadors ensure young...

Construction Talent Retention Scheme

Construction Talent Retention Scheme

The new scheme, designed to match job opportunities to individuals seeking employment and run by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), went live last Friday (24 July).  It’s already off to a very promising start with 482 employers currently signed up to use the...

Construction companies fined after workers seriously injured

Construction companies fined after workers seriously injured

Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard that in the summer of 2015, to support the construction of the A556 bypass in Cheshire, work had started to build a pier designed to eventually support a bridge. This involved erecting a steel cage. On 3 August, two workers...

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has today (30 July 2020) announced. Small...