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PRESS RELEASE: “Planning for the Future” by Empowering Future Generations

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The Government’s latest planning reform document suggests automatic planning approval for many building uses and the scrapping of Section 106 obligations; Concern has been raised across the construction industry regarding environmental responsibilities, affordable housing, place-making and a lack of focus on retrofitting; This provides an excellent opportunity to give young people an active and meaningful […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Engaging the Next Generation in the PM’s ‘New Deal’

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The Prime Minister has today announced a £5bn ‘New Deal’ investment, to create jobs skills and infrastructure for Britain after years of reduced investment; Hospitals, rail, roads, prisons, high streets and schools are all included in the accelerated capital spend; The environmental and sustainability credentials of these projects have been met with immediate and significant […]

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How Construction Could Save the World

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The built environment matters. It has consequences. The things we build affect generations to come. Construction plays a more substantial part in environmental sustainability, equality and inclusion, social mobility, and future-proofing our lives than many other sectors. How will our current challenges create even more opportunities in the construction industry? Time to shatter some misperceptions, […]

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#LearninginLockdown – A Call to Arms

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Just over one month ago, more than three million senior school pupils in the UK prematurely ended their normal learning structure. But school is still running, and students still need to receive careers information and guidance until the end of July 2020. 4000 Careers Leaders across the UK are crying out for support to help […]

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The Viral Incentive to Build Better Stuff

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The built environment has the potential to be a powerful force for good in the ongoing battle against human pandemics. In fact, it has a track record. Kathryn Lennon-Johnson FRSA looks at the powerful architectural designs of the Art Deco period in the fight against tuberculosis and asks whether the construction industry is ready to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Industry Encouraged to Keep Engaging Schools during COVID-19

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CITB research* says that only 10% of construction employers have currently engaged with schools, and Built Environment Skills In Schools is supporting the ‘Next 10%’** Schools across England, Scotland and Wales closed from last Friday (20/3/2020) and will conduct remote learning until further notice GCSEs and A-levels are cancelled for this academic year, and it […]

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Construction Careers Weeks 2018

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In autumn 2018, Construction Careers Weeks will come to Manchester, Birmingham and London All schools and colleges in each region will have the opportunity to attend site visits, host employers and watch interactive digital content. You can see more about the options for Construction Careers Weeks here