• CABE’s Apprentice of the Year described as ‘astonishing’ by judges

    Assent Building Control says Assistant Building Control Surveyor Adam Griffin has shown exemplary professionalism, commitment and conduct since joining the nationally approved inspector in September 2020. Recognising this, judges of the CABE Built Environment Awards were impressed by his CPD portfolio, describing it as ‘astonishing for an apprentice’, which made him a clear winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award earlier this year. Building Engineer found out more.
  • Industry responds to BSA's warranty legislation

    The Building Safety Act makes provision for secondary legislation to extend new home warranties in England from ten to 12 years to 15 years and make them mandatory for all new homes in England, with powers to impose fines for non-compliance.
  • CITB wins court ruling

    The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) welcomed the High Court ruling that rejected two of the three grounds raised by Knot Builders Limited (KBL) for judicial review.
  • Oldham Council's housing pledge

    At its inaugural Housing Roundtable, Oldham Council has pledged to get 500 new social homes built in the borough over the next five years.
  • HMRC collects record landfill tax

    The HMRC has collected £1bn in extra revenue from investigations into underpaid landfill tax over the past five years, with £281m collected in 2023 alone, says law firm Pinsent Masons.
  • BSIF issues PPE warning

    The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has issued a warning to those overseeing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety product procurement after tests on non-member products highlighted the widespread availability of substandard and even dangerous items.
  • Retrofit 101

    The Retrofit Academy has launched a new training course to help contractors expand their retrofit knowledge and understand career paths available.
  • Competence-led built environment

    The A Higher Bar – Achieving a Competence-led Built Environment report from the Competence Steering Group (CSG) sets out the significant steps being made across the built environment and fire sectors in improving skills, knowledge and behaviours to drive culture change and improve the safety of buildings.
  • Seismic issues

    A year ago, south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria were hit by two earthquakes of 7.8Mw and 7.5Mw (moment magnitude).
  • Cementing carbon capture

    Worley and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group will undertake a front-end engineering and design (FEED) project by Heidelberg Materials UK.