BS 85500 makes a strong case for water resistant insulation

As the global threat of flood events from climate change increases, Mel Price of the BRUFMA puts forward the case for water resistant insulation to deliver flood resilience for UK homes

Construction industry continues to grow in 2015

Latest Markit/CIPS Construction PMI for February shows the industry has continued to grow from December 2014's low point

“Game-changing” BIM data product library announced

DataBook will “help make BIM work for everyone”, according to Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Setback for construction recovery can be fixed with successful Green Homes...

Government must release the breaks on sluggish construction sector activity by stepping up its support for builders who want to get accredited for the Green Homes Grants scheme, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

Winner crowned at Great British Slate Off 2021

Jordan Maley, a slating apprentice from South Lanarkshire College, who is currently working at Owens LRJ Roofing, has won the inaugural ‘Great British Slate Off’ competition.

Sign-up process for Carbon Reduction Code for Built Environment launches

The sign-up process for the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment has been launched in the first week of the COP26.

Chancellor extends Self-Employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough next steps

The government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended, giving more security to individuals whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus in the coming months, the Chancellor announced on 29 May, 2020.

New Construction Minister must make licensing his mission, says FMB

Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders, believes that we need to purge the sector of rogue firms and unprofessional outfits once and for all.

Construction industry takes first steps at improving product information

A survey report launched last week is expected to lay the foundations for reform to the way construction product information is provided by manufacturers.

Businesses must expect more flexible working requests

Employers might have to prepare for the flood of requests to change working conditions to accommodate those staff who have become accustomed to working away from the office.