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i3P referenced in the new Construction Sector Deal

This Sector Deal sets out an ambitious partnership between government and industry that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce. The life of every person in Britain is affected by the construction sector. It is one of our truly nationwide industries – encompassing individual homes in remote…

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ISCF Transforming Construction: Manufacturing Better Buildings

ISCF Transforming Construction Competition announced – briefing events open As part of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge within the government’s Industrial Strategy, a £420m Construction Sector Deal has been announced. Included in this there will be an investment of £170m in the Transforming Construction: Manufacturing Better Buildings Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The government has…

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Tideway Innovation Forum and Updates From Invested Projects at Tideway West

THE TIDEWAY Innovation Forum went to Carnwath Road last month, where attendees were given updates on previous innovations at a ‘Food for Thoughts’ event at lunchtime before new ideas were pitched – and backed – at the Forum afterwards. Inside the packed ‘hub’ at Carn­wath, dozens of guests heard about some successful innovations already backed…

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Footbridge Design Ideas Competition- Apply now

This Footbridge Design Ideas Competition is seeking new ideas to help inform Network Rail in their design and installation of fully accessible pedestrian footbridges across the UK rail network. The competition is open internationally to practising architects, structural engineers, civil engineers or teams thereof, together with students of these design disciplines. In doing so, the…

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Industry welcomes MPs’ decision to back plans for third runway at Heathrow

news from http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/ As widely expected, MPs have overwhelmingly backed plans to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport. Parliamentarians backed the plans in the Commons by 415 votes to 119 – a majority of 296. Conservative MPs were ordered to support the government, Labour’s official position was to oppose expansion, but its MPs were…

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Major new funding to attract world’s best in science and innovation

Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled a major new investment in UK talent and skills to grow and attract the best in science and innovation. As part of his speech to the International Business Festival in Liverpool, Mr Clark outlined £1.3 billion of investment for British universities and businesses to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and…

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£8 million of extra HS2 funding to benefit local communities and woodlands between Birmingham and Crewe

More than £8 million of government funding will create new woodlands and deliver safer roads on the route of Britain’s new railway, HS2 Minister Nusrat Ghani announced today (25 June 2018). Speaking at the launch of HS2’s ‘Green Corridor’ in Kenilworth, the minister backed HS2’s ambitious plan for connected wildlife habitats and native woodlands the length of the route,…

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£22m construction skills fund to help narrow industry’s skills shortage

The government has attempted to address the construction industry skills shortage with a £22m cash injection which will bring training to construction sites and therefore allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment. The multi-million-pound Construction Skills Fund has been announced by skills minister Anne Milton with 158,000 new construction jobs expected to…

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New report calls for more public-private collaboration to deliver industrial strategy

The government needs to encourage greater collaboration between the public and private sectors if it is to deliver on its industrial strategy, reveals the latest Perspectives on Infrastructure: Delivering the industrial Strategy report from law firm Burges Salmon and Infrastructure Intelligence. The report, the third in a series of infrastructure-related reports by Burges Salmon, presents the challenges…

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