Government launches new construction strategy

posted 31.05.2011

[caption id="attachment_3104" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="New Government Construction Strategy Launched Today"][/caption] The Government today has published a new Construction Strategy. The new strategy outlines reforms for the way in which government procures across all sectors with the aim of reducing costs by up to 20%. This includes the publication of a rolling two year programme ...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, legislation, Mike Close

UK performs well in dispute resolution

posted 24.05.2011

An industry report published by construction services provider EC Harris has revealed that UK construction disputes are resolved quicker and at less cost than the global average. However according to the findings of the report contracting joint ventures have approximately a one in four chance of ending in disputes. The Global Construction Disputes Report has estimated that the average value of...

Category: industry, legislation, Mike Close

Are Recycling Targets Compromising Quality?

posted 17.01.2011

A recent report from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has warned that pressure on local authorities to keep waste out of landfill is at risk of backfiring. Ever increasing target rates for recycling is resulting in an emphasis of quantity not quality, producing a poor quality stream of recyclable material. Accordingly much of this is low-grade recycled material which holds no real economic...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, legislation, Mike Close, recycling

Jewson Launch Sustainable Building Guide

posted 16.11.2010

Construction Materials supplier Jewsons have launched a free Sustainable Building Guide. The free guide will be 62 pages and will give basic information on current legislation as well as upcoming legislation that will affect the construction industry. It will also include government incentives and sustainable products and practices. Speaking at the launch at BRE, Watford, Peter Hindle MBE, manag...

Category: industry, legislation, Paul Jones

Homes for Bonuses Initiative launched by the Government

posted 10.08.2010

Councils in England are to be offered extra money for every newly-built home, as part of a government programme aimed at easing housing shortages. Under the New Homes Bonus scheme the government will match the council tax raised on each new house for six years. For every new home built the government will match the council tax raised on each new house for a period of six years - for a band D home...

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