Considering the significant amount of our time we spend outside of our own homes – in offices and in public buildings such as schools, hospitals and shops – we’d hope that all the materials and equipment of which they’re comprised are safe from fire hazards and other risks, writes Koen ter Linde, Vice President of enterprise in Europe, CommScope.

Sarah Reay, Managing Director of Construction Marketing Experts (CME), discusses the company’s recent survey of challenges in the architectural sector and how effective marketing can help to address them.

GPT Waste has recently launched its latest White Paper for the construction sector. The White Paper, ‘Cost savings for the construction industry, delivered through targeting the volume of waste produced’, seeks to educate the expanding construction sector of the savings that are available through improved waste management.

Maggie’s Oldham, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the American Hardwood Export Council, this is a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction.

Late, partial and non-payment continues to cause serious problems within the construction industry. Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at solicitors firm Rosling King, looks at the issues to be considered before an unpaid party suspends performance or seeks to terminate following non-payment.

John McMullan from EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses why sustainability needs to be part of a ‘built to last’ construction culture, and discusses the role of the roofing sector in driving better long-term performance from the fabric of a building.

Michael Hiscock, Partner in the Construction and Engineering Team at Wright Hassall, talks to FC&A about navigating payment plans and schedules.

The projects for St Bede’s Church of England Junior School in Woking and Riverview Church of England Primary School in Epsom are part of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), which addresses the needs of those schools in the worst condition across the country.

IKO UK Group has signed a Mandated Supplier Agreement with leading independent construction and property services company, Willmott Dixon.

Returning for 2016, the Midlands Construction Summit is to be held on the 27 September 2016 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and for the first time the Summit will be held alongside the Midlands Construction Expo.

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