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Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI: December

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI: December

A summary of the data revealed that new order growth hit an 11-month high in December. Other key findings were a robust and accelerated upturn in new work; construction output increased at the fastest pace since March; input cost inflation was at the highest level...

CIOB Report: Social Mobility and Construction

CIOB Report: Social Mobility and Construction

The CIOB report highlights the critical role that construction plays in reversing the declining levels of economic and social mobility in the UK. It contains a specially commissioned survey of 1,094 working adults. Results show that construction ranks near the top for...

Report published: Each Home Counts

Report published: Each Home Counts

The Each Home Counts review was launched in 2015 to consider issues relating to consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement in relation to home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in the UK. On Friday 16 December, the Each Home Counts report was...

Register now for the Government Hubs Fit-Out Framework

Register now for the Government Hubs Fit-Out Framework

Further to our news item 'Fit-out firms on alert for £900m opportunities' on 17 October, we now urge member companies to register on the eSourcing portal. Companies seeking access to online PQQ documentation should email Lesley Bond at the Cabinet Office government...

Health, safety and wellbeing – a new compliance standard?

Health, safety and wellbeing – a new compliance standard?

A networking event is being held on 2 February 2017 which will provide attendees with good practice examples on meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the workforce by: - promoting the positive impact that a health and wellbeing culture can have on society -...

Health, Safety and Welfare Forum

Health, Safety and Welfare Forum

The Forum has been updated with the latest news article and dates of forthcoming meetings. According to Construction Manager, published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building, almost half of all small refurbishment projects failed HSE safety inspections....

CEO resigns from CITB

CEO resigns from CITB

Adrian Belton, chief executive of CITB, has resigned after three years in the role. He will leave the organisation at the end of 2016. Sarah Beale, currently chief financial officer and corporate performance director, will become the acting chief executive. The...

Report: The Future Office

Report: The Future Office

What does the office of the future really look like? The British Council for Offices has partnered with specialist publishing house Raconteur in the production of 'The Future Office' which was published in The Times on 7 December. The report will drive understanding...

FIS members first to achieve BSI BIM Kitemark

FIS members first to achieve BSI BIM Kitemark

BSI, the Business Standards Institution, this week launched a new Kitemark for BIM (Building Information Modelling), helping construction businesses around the world prove their capabilities in delivering projects at the design and construction phase. Amongst the...