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New charity to help families of injured or sick construction workers

A special construction charity reception will take place at The Savoy on November 3 2010. The reception will launch the Deeney Fund in aid of the Lighthouse Club, which is a charity that helps families of construction workers affected by serious accidents or illnesses. 
 6 Sep 2010

UK construction heading for double dip recession

The UK construction industry is heading for a double dip recession, according to the latest Construction Products Association’s industry forecasts, published today. 
 6 Sep 2010

BPF hails landmark deal to deliver 555 new rented homes

The British Property Federation has welcomed today’s landmark deal between a housebuilder and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) that will create 555 new homes for rent by June 2012. 
 6 Sep 2010

NICs holiday scheme for new businesses launched

A new National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday scheme to encourage new business start-ups in key UK regions has been launched. 
 6 Sep 2010

New partnership promotes electrical training

A new training partnership between two leading building services companies aims to promote electrical training within the sector. 
 6 Sep 2010

HVCA publishes rainwater harvesting guide

HVCA Publications, the publishing division of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association, has launched a new guide to rainwater harvesting in non-residential buildings. 
 6 Sep 2010

ARCADIS helps deliver CitizenM's first Glasgow hotel

ARCADIS UK, the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, has completed its role as project manager and employer’s agent for boutique hotel chain CitizenM’s first UK development, located in Glasgow. 
 6 Sep 2010

Keston promotion offers free wine and beer for installers

Keston Boilers has launched a new promotion to celebrate three of its most successful boilers. 
 6 Sep 2010

Briggs & Forrester provides m&ph for Rothchild Bank building

Rothschild’s third building on its historic City of London site has allowed the bank to bring together all its London employees in one place, to cater for its continuing expansion and to meet the communications and technological demands of 21st Century investment and private banking. 
 6 Sep 2010

Apprentices still suffer from negative perception

With many now considering their options following the GCSE results, the construction company Astins has challenged the negative perception of apprenticeships, particularly by those under the age of 25. 
 3 Sep 2010

Courses in sustainable practices at CAT.

Perfect rendering skills, learn how to install a wind turbine, and harvest rainwater this autumn at CAT, the Centre for Alternative Technology 
 3 Sep 2010

COFELY’s Adam Boswell takes control

Adam Boswell of COFELY has become the first person in the UK to pass the Trend Apprenticeship Scheme, a scheme designed in conjunction with Trend Control Systems to train apprentices in the building controls field. 
 3 Sep 2010

BRA honours Fred Jamieson

A further indication of the respect in which Fred Jamieson was held by the refrigeration industry has been demonstrated by the unanimous decision of the British Refrigeration Association Council to nominate Fred on to the BRA Roll of Honour. 
 3 Sep 2010

Better than anticipated US employment data boosts confidence

The latest payroll figures from the USA have today eased concerns over a double dip recession, a City expert said. 
 3 Sep 2010

Frise appointed as head of sustainability at HVCA

The HVCA has appointed David Frise to the new senior post of head of sustainability. 
 2 Sep 2010

Buro Happold boss initiates parliamentary inquiry

Rod Macdonald, chairman of international multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold, has initiated a process which is leading to a parliamentary inquiry into the poor design and quality of the products currently available for the construction of our built environment. 
 2 Sep 2010

Plumb Center and Parts Center raise £100,000 for children’s charity

Despite many people feeling the pinch this past year, it is reassuring to see that support was still rife for the fundraising efforts of Plumb Center and Parts Center with an outstanding £100,000 raised for Action for Children. 
 2 Sep 2010

Exeter landlord put lives at risk with faulty gas boiler

A landlord has been fined for putting the lives of his tenants and others at risk by illegally fitting a gas boiler. 
 2 Sep 2010

Illegal gas fitter fined £8,000

A workman who falsely claimed to be a registered gas engineer has been fined £8,000 after installing gas appliances at an address in Hackney, East London. 
 2 Sep 2010

House prices nosedive as mortgage lending flatlines and sellers move to rented in their droves

As talk of a double dip and plummeting house prices abound, figures just out from Safestore, the UK’s leading self storage company, illustrate that more and more people are selling up and moving into rented, to sit tight and await the outcome of a significant drop in house prices. 
 2 Sep 2010
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