Construction industry

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UK economy shrinks by 0.5% in July amid wet weather and strikes
Manufacturing, services and construction sectors contract for first time since summer of 2022

Phillip Inman

13, Sep, 2023 @7:41 AM

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Ministers ignored Natural England’s advice on plans to rip up pollution laws
Correspondence shows nature watchdog had recommended that housebuilders pay for pollution

Helena Horton Environment reporter

12, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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UK building group Vistry to focus solely on social housing
Streamlining operations will result in some job cuts while investors will receive £1bn over next three years

Mark Sweney

11, Sep, 2023 @10:46 AM

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Building Dignity: can a code of conduct stop abuse of US construction workers?
Minnesota advocates hope to end exploitation of construction workers by making developers make ethical standards pledge

Steven Greenhouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota

09, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Raac found in some buildings at Heathrow and Gatwick airports
Buildings now being monitored as concrete that recently closed hundreds of schools detected at UK’s two biggest airports

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

08, Sep, 2023 @4:56 PM

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Authorities in Australia urgently checking if AAC ‘crumbly concrete’ poses risk to buildings
Officials say aerated concrete has ‘lower-risk profile’ in Australia amid UK Raac crisis where dozens of schools were closed due to collapse threat

Tamsin Rose

06, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The good news? Raac isn’t always dangerous. The bad news: it’s not just in schools | Chris Goodier
Alarmist reports won’t help in the lengthy task of locating and treating buildings it’s in, says materials professor Chris Goodier

Chris Goodier

06, Sep, 2023 @2:29 PM

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The UK had safe water. Then Brexit allowed the Tories to flush away our environmental standards | Stella Creasy
Michael Gove, who pledged to boost protections, now plans to scrap them. No wonder natural habitats are threatened, says Labour MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

06, Sep, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Housing industry faces difficult months ahead amid weak demand, says Barratt
Housebuilder reports £705m profits but ‘mortgage affordability challenges’ affect purchases

Jasper Jolly

06, Sep, 2023 @9:43 AM

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Boom for prefab classroom makers as England schools’ Raac crisis deepens
Modular buildings hire firm inundated with inquiries from schools needing temporary classrooms

Julia Kollewe

06, Sep, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Raac crisis: who knew what and when about crumbling concrete in England
Building material assessed to be at risk of collapse was used in thousands of UK public structures from 1950s to 1990s

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

04, Sep, 2023 @3:45 PM

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Lords to debate mandating swift bricks in new homes in England
Hollow bricks are ‘easy win’ to help several endangered species, say experts and Zac Goldsmith who is tabling amendment

Patrick Barkham

04, Sep, 2023 @11:42 AM

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