Glenigan publish report on “General Election 2015: Impact on UK Construction”

The 2015 General Election campaign is now underway. The economy and the budget deficit will be a key battleground that will also determine construction’s fortunes over the next five years. Glenigan’s economics team has produced a special report reviewing the construction-specific issues that will directly impact the industry. Full story on Glenigan website

CIC election briefing

The Construction Industry Council has published an election briefing, topics highlighted include investing in infrastructure, quality in the built environment, and planning for construction. We commend the briefing, more information is available here: http://cic.org.uk/news/article.php?s=2015-03-17-cic-election-briefing-published-today

Construct IT Spring Event: 23rd April 2015, UCL

Construct IT For Business is an industry-led non-profit making collaborative membership-based network whose aim is to improve industry performance through the innovative application of IT and act as a catalyst for academic and industrial collaboration. In response to the UK Construction Strategy launch in May 2011, a momentum has been building to transform the sector … Continue reading “Construct IT Spring Event: 23rd April 2015, UCL”

CIC BIM Regional Hubs | BIM toolkit presentation events

The NBS (National Building Specification) in collaboration with the CIC BIM Regional Hubs will be running a series of regional events. The presentations will offer an early view of the toolkit, which will complete BIM Level 2 ahead of the government mandated deadline in 2016. Event dates can be found here.

Consultation on Price Adjustment Formulae Indices for Civil Engineering (including the ‘Baxter’ Indices)

This consultation seeks users’ views on the scope, compilation, presentation and delivery of the Price Adjustment formulae Indices used on Civil Engineering (Infrastructure) projects including the ‘Baxter’ indices. The consultation document (see link below) describes the existing series and scope of the consultation. Opening date: 23 February 2015 Closing date: 20 April 2015 A consultation … Continue reading “Consultation on Price Adjustment Formulae Indices for Civil Engineering (including the ‘Baxter’ Indices)”

IDBE Course – £10,000 Scholarship Competition

The IDBE programme Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) is a two-year part-time master’s course for built environment professionals, offered jointly by the Departments of Architecture and Engineering. Academic staff are drawn from the two departments and from the wider university, and industry thought-leaders and distinguished practitioners are regular contributors to the programme. Students … Continue reading “IDBE Course – £10,000 Scholarship Competition”

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

This runs form March 9-13 and we applaud CITB for its programme of activities in support. See here for more information.

CIOB Tony Gage Scholarship

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is pleased to announce that the Tony Gage Scholarship 2015 is now open for applications. A prestigious scholarship worth up to £6,000 will be awarded to a candidate selected as one of the best future leaders in construction. If you are employed by a UK contractor and are planning … Continue reading “CIOB Tony Gage Scholarship”