News Archive

24 November 2016

Open Doors 2017 Site Registration Begins!

Build UK members can now register their construction sites to take part in Open Doors 2017 as the event continues to take shape. The initiative will see Build UK members opening the doors of their sites and offices for a…

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16 November 2016

JCT Launches New Edition of its Contracts

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) is rolling out its new suite of 2016 contracts which include a number of important updates. Build UK represents its members on the JCT to ensure that the drafting and updating of the contracts remains…

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14 November 2016

Build UK Members Impacted by Industry’s Skills Challenges

Results of the third State of Trade survey for 2016 show that whilst Build UK members’ workloads rose following the EU referendum, they are facing increasing difficulties in recruiting skilled operatives which is impacting business performance and costs. The latest…

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8 November 2016

Pokémon Go on Construction Sites

The new Pokémon Go game and its ‘Gotta catch them all’ trend has sparked the interest of not just gamers, but Build UK members. Pokémon Go is a mobile game in which players use their phones to locate and capture…

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8 November 2016

Build UK Members Continue to Drive High Standards

Build UK members continue to show commitment to the professional development of their workforces with the introduction of refresher training courses for operatives renewing their cards. Following the publication of the Build UK Training Standard implementing the Construction Leadership Council’s…

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8 November 2016

Construction News Specialists Awards 2017 – Entries Now Open!

Entries are now open for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2017, an event which offers Specialist Contractors a fantastic opportunity to gain recognition for their outstanding work. Supported by Build UK since its inception 13 years ago, the Specialists Awards…

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7 November 2016

Build UK Members Celebrate Construction News Awards Success

Build UK and its members celebrated a hugely successful evening at the Construction News Awards 2016, with members winning awards across a wide range of categories. The annual black-tie awards dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, which was…

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5 November 2016

Plantworx Launches Construction Productivity Forum

Build UK partner Plantworx is launching a conference in London on Wednesday 8 June which will focus on industry innovation and its growing impact on quality and profits across the supply chain. The Construction Productivity Forum will take a closer…

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5 November 2016

Build UK Drives Standards for Construction

Build UK continues to drive positive change in the UK’s construction industry, building on its progress over the past eight months with the release of two new industry standards. The Safety Helmet Colours and Training Standards, drafted in consultation with,…

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1 November 2016

Updated Fire Code Now Available from Construction Industry Publications

Following the introduction of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 last April, the Joint Code of Practice on the Protection of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation, also known as the ‘Fire Code’, has been brought up to date…

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