Construction’s most considerate contractors revealed

The country’s best performing construction sites have been confirmed at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards. The winners at the London presentation The coveted title of Most Considerate Site went to: Minton Lane – Northern Gas Networks (project value under £500k) Lovell Partnership Norwich – Overbury Plc (project Continue Reading

Ransomware: how to avoid falling victim to the global threat of malicious malware

Ransomware is a growing cyber-threat that finally hit mainstream headlines in 2017, due to the Petya and WannaCry attacks that throttled the NHS and caused huge financial losses for globally-recognised businesses. The aftermath of the attacks proved the most costly for two of the most high-profile victims of the Petya Continue Reading

Transformation of UCL’s world-class Law teaching facilities completed by Gilbert-Ash

Award-winning UK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor, Gilbert-Ash, has recently completed an extensive £16.2m rebuilding and remodelling of UCL’s renowned Faculty of Laws facilities in Camden, London. The works connected the University’s past with its future, fully integrating a Grade II listed building, Bentham House, with a neighbouring mid-20th Continue Reading

Specialist surveyor fails to spot asbestos

A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how EAS Asbestos Limited were commissioned to conduct refurbishment and demolition surveys by Mercer Brother Limited who were demolishing garages for Hyndburn Homes. EAS Asbestos stated in their surveys Continue Reading

Carillion collapse hits 2018 commercial property lending

The collapse of Carillion is being blamed for a unexpected 4% fall in lending to the commercial property sector in January to £4.1bn. Lendy, one of Europe’s leading peer- to-peer secured property lending platforms, said construction would typically sees an increase in lending and investment in-between December and January as Continue Reading

TSA Members welcome SmartWater’s co-ordinated response to equipment theft

A new alliance between The Survey Association (TSA) and SmartWater is leading to detailed analysis and police follow-up on every incident of equipment theft. A three-year agreement between TSA and SmartWater, sponsored by the leading manufacturers, is the first, co-ordinated response to thieves that persistently target surveyors. As a direct Continue Reading

LEADING TRAINING PROVIDER SUPPORTS CALLS FOR APPRENTICESHIP LEVY CHANGES AS NUMBERS DROP AGAIN

A leading utilities and construction training provider has added its voice to calls for change in the Apprenticeship Levy. As latest figures showed a 25 per cent slump in new apprentices, Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training, said: “The government should take action and make structural changes to the Levy.” Continue Reading