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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • As Philip Hammond delivered the 2018 Budget today, and mentioned housing, apprentices and high streets, what impact will be seen by the construction sector? 

  • The ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock, reflects on the achievements of the Global Engineering Congress. 

  • Plans to construct one million new homes in the south of England as part of a major new development have come under fire due to the potential destruction of vast swathes of countryside.
  • The construction sector was among the best performers in new apprenticeship starts across the UK last year, according to newly-released government data.
  • The Bristol Housing Festival has announced an exciting line-up of exhibitors, including manufacturers, designers and tech innovators, for its first launch event, a free exhibition opening on Friday 19th October in the heart of Bristol.
  • Taylor Lane Timber Frame has supplied and erected its 140mm timber frame system, pre-insulated with 100mm PIR, for 73 houses in phase two of Elmsbrook, an eco-development by A2 Dominion, in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

  • Scottish Power has become the first major UK energy firm to completely drop fossil fuels in favour of wind power, after selling off its remaining gas and hydro stations to Drax for £702m.

  • The Considerate Constructors Scheme is helping to address the sobering issue of drugs and alcohol on the UK and Irish construction industries.

  • Bloomberg by Foster + Partners wins the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize.
  • Hundreds of millions of pounds must be spent to achieve 80% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, report shows.
  • Scientists say we must keep global temperature rise under 1.5C - so what does that mean for the UK?
  • Construction output increased by nearly 3 per cent over the three months to August, driven by continued growth in the infrastructure market.

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