• Firm foundations

    Mark Wakeford, joint MD of construction firm Stepnell, believes apprentices are key to the call to “Build, build, build”.
  • Construction Services Apprentice of the Year

    A London South Bank University (LSBU) student won a prestigious Construction Services Apprentice of the Year award at the BAME Apprenticeships Awards 2020, while a second, female engineering LSBU apprentice was highly commended.
  • Board Diversity. Did we meet the 33% target?

    The boardrooms of the country’s top businesses have long been male-dominated spaces, with the government recommending in 2015 that the boards of all FTSE 350 companies should be 33% by 2020.
  • 5 minutes with ... James P Waltz

    James P Waltz FCABE is Principal Engineer at Engineering Resource Associates, California.
  • The tax man commeth

    Rob McCann, Director at The VAT People, suggests there’s more to VAT than meets the eye.
  • The perfect storm

    When did current procurement practices fall out of favour, asks James Cash, and will clients and industry seize the opportunity to enact their transformation?
  • Building Engineer needs you!

    We’re calling on members to show the realities of their day-to-day roles by sending us pictures of their work.
  • Planning ahead

    What drew Olamide Adenugba, Planning Director at T A Property, to an industry with an image problem for women and BAME people?
  • BCIA Awards

    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) 2021 BCIA Awards will take place in May 2021. They recognise innovation, product development, project delivery and great training in the building controls sector. The closing date for entries is 22 January 2021, enter at bcia.co.uk/bcia-awards/
  • Welcome

    2020 will surely be remembered as an extraordinary year for all of us with challenges and opportunities that we could not have imagined. Of course, the scourge of Coronavirus is still with us. We are all doing our best to keep business as usual. What has been shown over the past 12 months is how, on a human level, local communities and businesses have come together to support each other.
  • Engineering for people

    Engineers Without Borders UK has launched its 2020/21 Engineering for People Design Challenge in partnership with Engineers Without Borders South Africa and Engineers Without Borders USA.
  • Training for industry

    The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has announced a new partnership with Accredex, e-learning and accreditation, to provide training courses for industry professionals.
  • MC Roadmap To Recovery

    Inspired by the Construction Leadership Council’s Roadmap to Recovery.
  • University partnership

    Scotland’s Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating the first year of an innovative industry partnership with the University of Stirling formed to improve the employability of Housing Studies students.
  • Welcome

    As I write this in September the future is once again looking uncertain with a resurgence in Covid-19 infections – and by the time you read this in November, America may (or may not) have a new President, with all of the implications for the global economy that brings. The pace of change around us all is accelerating and it can be disorientating.
  • Built Environment Awards 2020

    Read our winners’ stories for examples of best practice in the following categories: New Build; Maintenance or Refurbishment; and Building Health, Safety & Wellbeing.
  • Build build build?

    Fraser Johns, Finance Director at Beard, said of September’s ONS construction output data: “In a sense there was really only one way these figures could go starting from such a low base back at the start of Q2, when we saw a 40.2% drop in GDP. But continued growth at this rate for the third consecutive month has to be a good thing.
  • Join a community of registered environmental professionals

    There has never been a better time to become a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) – so say CEnv registrants themselves…
  • SME Problems

    The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) House Builders’ Survey 2020, has tracked the experience of SME house builders in England.
  • CABE gold service awards

    The CABE Gold Service Award is presented to members who have supported and advanced the Association through their ideas and values. Every year the CABE Awards Panel convenes to decide on the recipients of the Gold Service Award, and this year the panel have chosen two recipients – Joe Twomey and Carol Langham – for their dedication to the Association and their
    desire to help its members.