Member and industry related news to help keep you up to date in the areas of trade, health and safety, training and funding.

15th May 2019

CONSTRUCT Awards Entries are Now Open!

Award entries for the CONSTRUCT Awards have now opened! If you have a project that you would like to submit for the 2019 CONSTRUCT Awards, please complete our entry form. To find out more about entering the awards, visit our dedicated awards page.

15th May 2019

CONSTRUCT Elects New Chairman and Talks Tall at AGM

CONSTRUCT has elected a new Chairman and Council at its AGM on 2 May in London. Members attending the AGM were also delivered a presentation by developer Lipton Rogers’ Construction Director, Paul Hargreaves.

Neil Marney of Marney Construction takes the reins from Steve Regan (Careys Civil Engineering) who stepped down as CONSTRUCT Chairman after 2 years at the helm.

Neil is joined by newly elected Vice Chairman, Mark Wadsworth of Tamdown Group, and 9 other members of the Council, elected from contractor, supplier and industry CONSTRUCT members.

Neil addressed the members at the AGM, promising to ensure members will continue to be at the heart of CONSTRUCT’s work, increasing their influence in the construction industry and in government. He also wanted the profile of CONSTRUCT members and make concrete the material of choice for construction.

The Council have set out ambitious plans for the year ahead, ensuring excellence in health & safety, and skills & training are at the forefront of CONSTRUCT’s work. CONSTRUCT Day will take place in October and the Peter Campbell Lecture is also scheduled for November – providing the latest technical insight for members.

Following the election of the Council, Paul Hargreaves presented to the members on their latest project updates on their latest project in the City of London, The Pinnacle, 22 Bishopsgate. He also gave an insight to CONSTRUCT members on how Lipton Rogers chooses its supply chain – in particular concrete contractors.

The full list of the Council for the 2019 year are:

  • Neil Marney – Marney Construction (Chairman)
  • Mark Wadsworth – Tamdown Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Alastair Maciver – Michael J Gallagher Contractors (Contractor)
  • Dennis Keogh – Expanded Ltd (Contractor)
  • Martyn Price – O’Halloran and O’Brien Ltd (Contractor)
  • Steve Hemsley – Stephenson Group (Contractor)
  • Steve Regan – Careys Civil Engineering (Contractor)
  • Colleen McCoy – McCoy Engineering (Supplier)
  • Alasdair Stables – PERI Ltd (Supplier)
  • Paul Harrison – FOSROC (Supplier) Jenny Burridge – The Concrete Centre (Industry Association)
31st August 2018

CONSTRUCT Announces Shortlist

CONSTRUCT has announced who was shortlisted for the CONSTRUCT Awards 2018. View the press release to see the full list here.

25th July 2018

Concrete Pumping Plan template

CONSTRUCT has developed a Concrete Pumping Plan template to help with the planning and control of concrete pump operations.  The document can be downloaded from our publications section of the website here

9th July 2018

CSCS to withdraw Yellow Visitor card from 2020

CSCS has announced it will be withdrawing the Yellow Visitor cards from 2020.

All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable.

CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020.

For the avoidance of doubt, all Construction Site Visitor cards issued before 3rd September 2018 will remain valid until their expiry date.

Full information on this and what action to take can be found on the CSCS website

9th July 2018


The deadline to enter the 2018 CONSTRUCT Awards has been extended to Friday 13th July so please do not delay to submit your entries.  The entry process has been made easier and can be done on line, for more information on our dedicated Awards page

15th March 2018

Five steps to delivering effective management apprenticeships

Levy contributions can be a great way to develop your managers – but only if you understand the constraints.  This CIPD article explains more on what employers can do to deliver management programmes through the Apprenticeship Levy.  Read the CIPD item here and review more useful information on apprenticeships in our publications section of this website.

15th March 2018

Camfaud Pumps joins CONSTRUCT

We are delighted to welcome Camfaud Pumps as supplier members and thank them for their input in to the draft Concrete Pump Plan which will be published by Dave Armsworth, CONSTRUCT HS&E Manager in the coming weeks.

29th January 2018

Mental Health First Aider Training for Members

CONSTRUCT has arranged a Mental Health First Aider 2 day course for members to book to attend on 27th & 28th February – book places here

12th December 2017

New Address and Contact number

From 1st January 2018 the CONSTRUCT office address will be changing to 6-8 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX

Contact: Debbie Iley Tel: 0844 249 1355