News Archive

27 September 2017

CONSTRUCTION NEWS SPECIALISTS AWARDS – ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for submitting entries for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2017 has been extended until Friday 7 October offering even more Specialist Contractors the opportunity to showcase their work. Supported by Build UK, the Specialists Awards are now in…

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27 September 2017

CN Specialist Awards – deadline extended

The deadline to enter the CN Specialist Awards 2018 has been extended until Friday 6 October. Build UK is delighted to be supporting the Construction News Specialist Awards, which are being held on 8 March 2018 at the Grosvenor House…

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27 September 2017

Result of CITB Consensus Vote for Build UK

As a CITB Consensus Federation Build UK has, over the last 18 months, been working with and consulting members on their views of the CITB Levy, which culminated in a formal consensus process between July and September 2017. Build UK…

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25 September 2017

Build UK and CITB launch Inspiring Construction

Build UK and CITB have launched a new campaign to encourage people to choose a career in construction.

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22 September 2017

Build UK Welcomes Five New Members

Build UK is delighted to welcome five new members as the industry continues to choose to work together to deliver change. This fantastic wave of new members, coinciding with Build UK’s second anniversary, demonstrates that it has the capacity and…

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22 September 2017

Build UK announces new Board

Build UK held its showcase of a new initiative Inspiring Construction, incorporating its AGM on Thursday 21 September, at the fantastic offices of Wedlake Bell. The Inspiring Construction campaign, which launches next week, in collaboration with CITB aims to inspire…

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20 September 2017

Process Innovation Forum runs Co-Creation Programme

Process Innovation Forum (PIF) are running their Co-Creation Programme which is focusing on the innovation in the built environment. The Programme, organised in partnership with the Digital Construction Week, consists of a number of events including open-innovation workshops, round-tables, a…

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13 September 2017

Scale of Modern Slavery is greater than previously thought

Modern slavery has had a strong presence in the news the last few weeks, with the National Crime Agency (NCA) announcing they believe the scale of the problem in the UK is much greater than previously thought. The UK has…

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13 September 2017

Construction Growth Slower In Second Quarter as Recruitment Difficulties Remain

Results of the second Build UK State of Trade survey for 2017 show that construction output and new enquiries continued to rise during the second quarter, albeit at a more modest pace than during the preceding three months. The survey,…

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8 September 2017

Zero VOC Paints – are they really better for the environment?

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is describing how the use of claims that certain paint products are Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) free, are misleading consumers, specifiers and the construction industry as there is no such thing as a ‘Zero VOC…

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2 September 2017

Government Publishes Duty to Report Guidance

The Government has published guidance on the forthcoming Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance, which will require large businesses to report their payment practices on a six-monthly basis.

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1 September 2017

Five New Card Schemes Awarded CSCS Logo

Five new card schemes have been awarded the CSCS logo as more schemes meet the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) requirements for industry to solely recognise cards carrying the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) logo by 2020. Following independent audits, the…

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