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Trade balance slips deeper into the red as imports ramp up

UK construction remains heavily reliant on foreign imports to prop up materials demand and the indications are that another Construction 2025 target comes under pressure.

Michael Hutchinson partner Mayer Brown

Beware of the huge fines environmental breaches can bring

A recent case highlights the potentially massive fines that could result from environmental breaches - on a par with financial breaches.

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Digital risk: What BIM means for industry security

Construction projects today are increasingly dependent on digital technology, and with this comes the need to be aware of the new risks your work faces and what measures must now be taken.

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Sadie Morgan on High Speed 2: 'Design is not a dirty word'

HS2’s procurement is kicking into gear and dRMM Architects co-founder Sadie Morgan is chairing its design panel, tasked with ensuring the client’s vision covers all aspects of the project. So what do contractors need to offer?


Assistant Quantity Surveyor (PQS Consultancy - Commercial)

£25k+ min (Neg) + Flexible Bonus Allowance, Private Medical, Company Pension, FULL RICS Sponsorship

Interior Designer

£25000 - £35000 per annum

CN Briefing

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Rough trade


For my generation, the first experience of trade was on the playground.