Delayed consultants deal will be upped from six to 23 lots as value rockets to £2.9bn in fees
If 2020 target is hit it would mean extra £3bn spent on SMEs per year
Maximum value of projects that can be delivered through the framework increased from £2m to £4m
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With the Calais crisis still a hot media topic, the government is on the warpath against construction companies employing illegal workers. But is the sector doing enough to make sure it doesn’t get caught out?
How can you use design to actively influence and improve people’s lives? British Land is using its own headquarters as a test bed for incorporating wellbeing principles that it hopes will foster a happier, more productive workforce.
Swimming pool architecture reaches a new high this week, Balfour Beatty has something eyebrow raising in the claims department, there’s a prototype design for bonsai-sized flats and sexiness is found in unlikely places
This week’s residential products include timber sliding sash windows for Alain de Botton’s A House in Essex project, and an external wall insulation that better suits the Georgian and Victorian brickwork often found in northern cities
Construction’s skills crisis could put a break on growth in the sector. Tackling low productivity is essential if construction is to remain affordable
We all know that an employer has to issue a payless notice if it wishes to pay less than the amount claimed by the contractor. But why do employers continue to fail to serve them?
The law on liquidated damages is regarded by some as unworkable and now the Supreme Court is to look at penalty clauses. Its decision could have profound consequences for construction
Brick and labour shortages are exacerbating the housing crisis, we need to be looking for sustainable solutions
What impact will the Conservative’s cut to rents paid for affordable housing have on delivery?
Bent on pursuing its ideological objectives, the government has dismissed the Lyons and Armitt reports. Instead, it should plunder them and present the best solutions as its own