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Check out our latest blog posts, which provide commentary and opinions on issues and trends in the construction and contracting industry.

June construction round-up

The month ended with Brexit putting question marks over the UK economy and the implications for construction, but there was plenty else going on as well. Housing Construction firm Keepmoat and Sigma Capital have signed an £800 million deal to build 5,000 new homes for rent across England over the next five years. The homes […]

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The Lessons Learned from Recent Construction Payment Disputes

Construction payment disputes are a serious risk for 70% of firms in the sector reporting late payment. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls…

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Reducing the Risks of Two-Stage Tendering in Construction

Two-stage construction tenders have a number of advantages, but it is crucial to manage the risk

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The Future of Zero Carbon Housing – To Build, or not to Build?

Consumer appetite for sustainable housing is growing despite the recent scrapping of government zero carbon targets

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May Construction news round up

This month has seen several new energy initiatives amid concerns over the country’s future generating capacity. Football clubs with their own eye to the future – have been revising their new stadium plans, while more government initiatives have been launched to bolster housing. In infrastructure, there are unresolved issues over the cost of the London […]

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5 Future Causes of Cost Variance on Construction Projects

Building is a complex business, and keeping controlling construction costs can be difficult. But several developing factors are making things even trickier

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7 Top Tips for Online Reputation Management in the Construction Industry

Online reputation management is all about joining the conversation, and within the construction industry there are conversations you may be missing. It’s worth asking yourself whether you are effectively engaging with the people who could, right now, be talking about your company or the issues close to its heart. There are risks, of course, involved […]

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Top 7 Latest Building Materials Boosting UK Construction

Could these seven latest building materials help solve the construction industry’s problems?

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Modular House Building Debate – Silver Bullet or Red Herring?

Modular house building is being hailed as the way out for a besieged construction industry. Can the modular approach address all the issues?

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April round-up

This month has been a busy one for the construction sector in both the commercial and residential sectors, while there is mixed use is that right? in the energy industry.

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Nine Elms residential project gets go-ahead

The latest housing development to get the green light in the Nine Elms regeneration project in London is to commence construction this autumn.

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New Liverpool student block planned

A new student accommodation development containing 1,000 bedrooms is planned for a plot next to Lime Street Station in the city centre, following the purchase of the site by developer Unite.

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