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News 11 September 2014

Industry celebrated at Pride of Construction Awards ceremony

Men and women from across the construction industry were last night celebrated at CITB’s inaugural Pride of Construction Awards.

Construction firms report growth in activity levels

Construction industry employers are continuing to benefit from strong growth, according to new research.

"I want 'award-winning painter and decorator' on my van"

SkillBuild finalist Hayley Grindon explains why the construction skills competition is so important to her.

Academic qualifications ‘failing to deliver’ key skills

Employers have raised doubts about the ability of academic qualifications to properly equip young people with key vocational skills.

Building firms in line for Rent to Buy stimulus

Thousands of new properties could be built as part of the Government’s Rent to Buy scheme.

New £1m centre to test building materials

The new HIVE building in Swindon will allow the construction industry to test and develop target-hitting, low carbon strategies.

Contractors ‘must take advantage’ of infrastructure schemes

Multi-billion pound infrastructure plans should provide a boost to building contractors, experts at KPMG have suggested.

Green offices ‘boost employee wellbeing’

Investing in sustainable construction measures can help enhance staff wellbeing and productivity, experts have suggested.

A major year for major infrastructure projects

CITB's Major Projects Manager Hayley Coe explains why 2014 is proving to be a big year for UK infrastructure.

Commercial construction deals ‘surge in value’

The combined value of commercial and retail construction deals nearly doubled last month, according to new data.

House-builder issues skills shortage warning

Threats posed by construction skills shortages must not be taken lightly, according to one house-building group.

Suzannah Nichol named CITB Personality of the Year

Suzannah Nichol MBE was named CITB Personality of the Year at this year's Pride of Construction Awards.

‘Orange Army’ honoured at Pride of Construction Awards

Network Rail engineers, dubbed the “Orange Army”, have been recognised for their efforts to repair a storm-damaged train line.

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