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Dennis Flower, Editor

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Latest boost for Time for Change follows BCSA support

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has joined other leading trade associations in promoting our Time for Change e-petition, which aims to achieve a Parliamentary debate on the issue of retention funds in construction contracts.

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Air pollution deaths highlighted by report

The latest report from The Environmental Audit committee on air quality, its third in five years, has prompted BSRIA to call for more action.

University of Kent new maths and business school by Penoyre and Prasad (November 2014)

Public-sector project boost

A new £3bn social infrastructure framework will procure school building projects at the same rates as the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

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NAPIT signs up as Time for Change campaign supporter

Industry engagement with the Time for Change campaign launched by H&V News last month, which aims to get construction contract retention funds placed into trust accounts, is continuing to spread across the industry, following the announcement that the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) has pledged its support.

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SKILLcard survey to assess demand

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) is conducting a survey on the future of blue, experienced worker SKILLcards.

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Report reveals ups and downs of biogas market

The European Biogas Association has published a report on annual biogas and biomethane capacities in 2013, outlining future policies and opportunities around Europe.


CPD seminars at Ecobuild

Attendees to 2015’s Ecobuild exhibition will be able to attend continuing professional development (CPD) seminars at the event for the first time.


ESOS scheme failure warning

Recommendations to make the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) more effective and avoid failure have been published by the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA).

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 17 December

    17 December 2014

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News reveals that a third of contractors are choosing not to bid for work in London, according to a recent survey from Aecom.

    Bob Dyer is secretary at SEC Group Scotland and national executive officer at B&ES Scotland

    Scottish interest in contract procurement

    Recent volatility in the stock market shows that the economic recovery remains fragile and subject to shocks. This makes ongoing efforts to improve the way projects are procured, tenders are handled and contractors are paid more urgent than ever.


    Download Contract Leads – 26 Nov

    26 November 2014

    Download the latest building services contract leads

    The sustainability of biopropane

    The sustainability of biopropane and its production process has been a clear area of focus throughout the development of the product (“Biopropane could power Britain, Calor Gas says”, H&V News, 22 October).

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