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CPA Weekly Notes

CPA Weekly Notes

This week's Notes give an overview of the latest Markit/CIPS PMI for construction. The third relevant authorities workshop on project data management will take place on 5 December at the Building Centre in London. Read the Notes here.

New government finance scheme for SMEs

New government finance scheme for SMEs

Under a new government scheme launched last week, small businesses who have had finance requests rejected by banks will be matched with alternative finance options. Nine of the UK’s biggest banks will pass on the details of rejected small businesses to three finance...

Construction Trade Survey

Construction Trade Survey

According to the Construction Trade Survey released on 7 November, growth was reported throughout the construction industry supply chain in Q3 of 2016, marking a fourteenth consecutive quarter of growth. Construction product sales volumes increased for manufacturers...

BIM process training launched for specialist contractors

BIM process training launched for specialist contractors

FIS has launched a BIM training package, based on its BIM Toolbox, that will allow specialist contractors to demonstrate their BIM capability and complete core PQQ requirements with confidence. Contractors completing the training will gain an understanding of the...

Entries sought into FIS President’s Awards

Entries sought into FIS President’s Awards

Nominate individuals you feel have made a difference to your organisation and our sector. Award entrants will be judged by a panel, led by the FIS President. The awards are free to enter and entries must be received by Wednesday 30 November 2016. Winners will be...

Construction output rises in October

Construction output rises in October

UK construction companies recorded a sustained expansion of overall business activity in October, led by another solid increase in residential work. New order volumes also picked up across the construction sector, but the rate of growth eased since September and...

CPA Weekly Notes

CPA Weekly Notes

Alongside updates on the economy and housing, this week's Notes include more information on the Apprenticeship Levy and LEXiCON. Read the Notes here.

Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Reform

Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Reform

Further to Build UK's Contractor and Trade Association Forums last month, members agreed a proposal for a reformed pre-qualification system. FIS members are invited to view details of two elements of the reformed process and confirm their support, or voice any...

Highly Sustainable: urban mining

Highly Sustainable: urban mining

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, one of our member companies, is a leading figure in reusing 'waste' from refurbishment projects. The company has developed its policy to actively seek out redundant ceiling tiles, bringing them back into its production process at their...