HSE comes under fire for giving the “wrong messages” on asbestos

UKATA releases scathing criticism of Beware Asbestos app, but HSE claims it makes it clear when licensed contractors are needed

Concerns emerge that roofing may not be ready for BS 5534

Marley Eternit claims there is confusion over new regulations, meaning some could not be ready when the rules come into force on March 1

Garden villages could be the answer to the housing crisis

Think tank report suggests devolving powers to councils for the construction of green communities could supply thousands of new properties

Construction growth remained positive in 2014 despite reduction in Q4

ONS data shows continued performance within the construction industry throughout 2014 but falls in housing reduces output in final quarter

New IKO factory achieves ISO 14001 and BES 6001

New environmental standards for Derbyshire factory adds to efforts from IKO to improve all its sites by 2016

Thousands of projects at risk from skills shortages

Roughly 27,000 projects a year will be lost by 2019 as surveyors lacking skilled workers turn down contracts

New plans could see main contractors in court over payment terms

Government proposals would allow trade bodies to take companies to court on behalf of SME firms

Workers offered baby wipes as protection from asbestos

Suffolk firm fined after it was found that workers were left vulnerable while illegally removing asbestos insulation board

Government law to boost energy efficiency of private rented homes

Landlords will be required to raise EPC levels to Band E in April 2018 under new Government rules

Women to make up a quarter of construction workforce by 2020

New findings show 10% increase in number of women in the industry over the last decade, with more expected to join