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Baxall Win Science Centre Contract

Baxall have secured the £10m Science Centre contract for long-standing client Tonbridge School (20+ years). The team will commence on site mid-July to construct a 3 storey extension to the

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Can Women Bridge the Gap?

Many have views on the skills shortage in the construction industry and most have opinions on how to address it. One such suggestion of how to bridge the gap is

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Government Failing to Enforce BIM Level 2

Just over a year after the BIM level 2 mandate came into force, over half of the respondents to a BIM survey by technical information provider NBS believe the government

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Latest RICS survey highlights insufficient availability of quantity surveyors

Construction professionals are flagging up problems with the quality of new surveyors coming into the industry. A shortage of QSs has been a problem for years. But the latest Construction

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Constructing Excellence Awards – London & South East – Finalists Announced

Good luck to all the finalists – they now have to pitch to the judges on Thursday 27th of April and fight for the ultimate award. ‘Dragons Den’ style interviews

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Are Building Standards Dropping?

Last week, it emerged that residents had to move out of their recently completed Manchester homes, because it broke fire safety rules. But their experience is far from unusual. More

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A rise in offsite construction?

The next generation of skyscrapers could be pieced together almost entirely from off-site production lines, according to Laing O’Rourke’s group technical director Paul Westbury. Speaking to Building at the Ecobuild

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A positive end to 2016 for UK Construction

An upbeat report from Markit/CIPS details results which show that the UK construction industry enjoyed the fastest growth in new orders in almost a year in December. It also comes

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Heathrow £18.6bn planning application underway

Heathrow Airport is beginning the process towards submitting a planning application in 2019 to expand the airport with a new runway.  Work is unlikely to begin until 2023, assuming a

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Kent Constructing Excellence Talk To KMTV Business Show

The challenges facing the construction industry and the under supply of housing were the topics on the latest edition of KMTV business show. Joining business editor Chris Price on the