• Stewart McArthur's year as President

    It only seems like yesterday I was writing my first President’s welcome, and what a year it has been. I have met many members from all over the UK and Ireland, and while I have unfortunately not been able to physically visit the international chapters, I have enjoyed the opportunity to present virtually at both the Malaysia and Hong Kong chapters.
  • CITB chief campaigns for ex-offenders in pilot scheme

    Tim Balcon, Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has written to construction employers to invite them to take part in a pilot scheme that will not only offer job opportunities to ex-offenders but help employers fill their skills gap.
  • Video: inequality in the cement and concrete sector

    In honour of International Women’s Day 2022, the World Cement Association’s Gender Focus Network has made a video highlighting the issue of inequality in the cement and concrete sector, as well as sharing what the network will do in 2022 to tackle this.
  • Persimmon Homes launches Target 50 initiative

    Housebuilder Persimmon Homes marked International Women’s Day by launching its Target 50 initiative to bring 50 additional female apprentices or technical trainees into construction-related roles across the country this year. The initiative forms part of Persimmon’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
  • 5 minutes with Richard Flynn

    Richard Flynn FCABE CEng CEnv MIEI MCIWEM C.WEM MIEnvSc FIET FIMS (dip. IMS) PEng FIPW Registered Building Surveyor and Certified Site Assessor at Flynn & Shaw
  • RIBA announces world’s best new building

    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winner of the world’s best new building. The Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh, designed by Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA, will be awarded the RIBA International Prize, the global accolade for design excellence and social impact.
  • Ambassador inspires young women into construction

    Jemma Harris, Regional Sales Director for Actis and a Women in Construction ambassador, has been inspiring young women to reject stereotypes and follow their dreams of careers in male-dominated professions. Giving a talk to Year 11 students at a school in Hull, she shared her own career path working in two traditionally macho environments – the Royal Navy, where she worked as a weapons engineer, and construction – and gave advice on how to overcome the obstacles she and other women face.
  • Opinion: encouraging steps towards ED&I

    There’s no golden bullet for fixing decades of limited progress on ED&I, but the steps being made in the industry are encouraging, says Pagabo’s Gerard Toplass
  • CABE for Women launches

    As we celebrate Women in Construction Week from 6 March, CABE is excited to announce the launch of CABE for Women