02 SEP 2022| Luke Haynes
The construction industry faces a “second wave” of inflation, as rising energy prices drive up wages and other costs, the boss of the world’s largest building-materials company has warned.
31 AUG 2022 | Contributor
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the construction sector must remain optimistic, despite the unprecedented headwinds they are facing. The cost-of-living crisis, Brexit, the pandemic hangover, supply-chain issues, high energy prices, the war in Ukraine and a possible recession are among a multitude of factors having a hugely detrimental impact on SMEs’ revenues.
12 JUL 2022 | Contributor
Andy Williamson is commercial director at construction products firm SIG There’s something about the term ‘compliance’ that seems to reek of another age: an age when expertise was respected, when integrity was seen as a positive attribute and skilled trades were valued.
04 JUL 2022 | By Joshua Stein
The Building Safety Act has thrown the construction industry “under the proverbial bus”, Willmott Dixon chief executive Rick Willmott has warned.
28 JUN 2022 | By Luke Haynes
A little over five years since the Grenfell disaster, which killed 72 people, the Building Safety Act 2022 comes into effect today – with the ambition of tightening up regulation within the UK’s built environment.
28 JUN 2022 | Contributor
The Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent at the end of April. The government has described its contents as “the biggest changes to building safety regulation in a generation”. For once the hype is justified. This is the biggest change to the way the construction industry operates, and indeed for anyone involved in planning and property management or ownership, since the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in 1994.
21 JUN 2022 | Contributor
In April, we saw the most significant piece of legislation affecting the UK construction industry in a generation become law – the Building Safety Act.
30 MAY 2022 | Contributor
Now that the Building Safety Act 2022 has arrived, stakeholders need to understand what changes will be affecting the construction industry, and when.