Tag: building

FMB welcomes Labour’s recognition on housing numbers

The Labour Manifesto shows a welcome recognition of the economic and social importance of building more homes, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, said: “By comparing this Labour manifesto with the

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SummitSkills launches three-year strategic plan

National occupational standards, apprenticeship frameworks and qualifications are the core focus of work outlined in SummitSkills’ new strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. After transitioning last year from a sector skills council to a standard setting organisation (SSO), SummitSkills has

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FMB urges young people to consider apprenticeship

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is urging young people to consider a construction apprenticeship as a real and viable alternative to doing A-Levels, as the industry looks to fill 182,000 jobs in the next five years. The building industry

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Construction: Second quarter housing starts up 18 percent on last year

The level of England’s new housing construction activity in the April to June quarter of 2014 was unchanged on the first quarter but up 18% year-on-year. The latest statistics show that there were 36,230 new housing starts in England between

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Big Foot Systems Rebrands & Launches Marketing Campaign

Big Foot Systems has launched a new look company brand and a marketing campaign entitled ‘Simply a Better Way’ to help promote its innovative rooftop building services support systems. Despite the downturn in the construction industry, the Sussex company has

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