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

8th May 2017

CONSTRUCT Awards 2017 – open for entries

Details of the CONSTRUCT Awards 2017 are now available along with entry forms – please see dedicated website page here for entry forms.  Closing date for all entries is 10th July 2017.

8th May 2017

MSc in temporary works and construction method engineering

City, University of London is seeking applications for its MSc in Temporary works and construction method engineering

MSc, Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering – Admission: October 2017.

For those involved in the design and construction of temporary works, City University of London’s part-time MSc, Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering, is seeking applications for a start in October 2017.

The MSc, introduced in October 2016, is the only of its kind in the UK.  The two-year, part-time MSc benefits both the individual and the employer, since the combination of theoretical and practical education accelerates learning and provides experience that would normally take many years to gather in the workplace alone.

The course is delivered by both high-ranking academics together with nationally-recognised construction industry experts.  This combination of robust theoretical education and real-world application of current in temporary works practice provides both participants and sponsoring employers with a significant competitive advantage.

Sponsoring employers will recognise the economic advantage of enrolling employees onto the MSc course; and also providing employees with a wider understanding of statutory obligations, management techniques and the special design considerations for temporary works.

Releasing an employee one day per week over a period of two years demonstrates that an employer is committed to increasing the learning competence of their organisation; and, furthermore, that they value the competency of their employees and wish to attract, educate and develop them into excellent engineers in the field of temporary works.  This will provide a clear message to potential clients that they have a highly-educated workforce, qualified to undertake challenging projects with care.

For more information and to apply please contact the ‘Programmes office’:

T: +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or E:

or visit:

10th April 2017

Bringing professional temporary works training to industry

CONSTRUCT has joined forces with Swanton Consulting Ltd to deliver professional and accredited temporary works training to our members.  Using the knowledge and experience of Swanton Consulting to deliver course content tailored more towards the RC Frame Sector our members gain the added benefit of cross sector attendance where experience and lessons learned can be shared along with receiving the formal Site Safety Plus course content.  In April 2017 our first temporary works supervisor and coordination course was delivered with 16 attendees and a further set of dates in June are already taking bookings.  We plan to continue this arrangement throughout 2017 and offer our members effective training when it is needed and at a price which does not stretch the training budget.

31st March 2017

Celebrating success at the CNews Specialist Awards

CONSTRUCT were pleased to be a sponsor of the Construction News Specialist Awards and celebrated the success of all the worthy winners at the Awards dinner held on 22nd March.  Dave Armsworth, HS&E Manager for CONSTRUCT presented the award for Health and Safety Excellence to AR Demolition who had a number of award successes to celebrate on the night!  Well done to all who made it to the finalist shortlist and all the winners.

CN Specialists Awards 2017

14th March 2017

Major Safety Incidents and You Course

Back by popular demand!   CONSTRUCT has arranged for Martin Barnard of Capita to deliver the one day Major Safety Incidents and You course on 3rd May 2017 specifically for our members.  Further details and booking form are available on the Events and Meetings Calendar.

28th February 2017

February CONSTRUCT Update available now

Access your copy of the February Update here

27th February 2017

CONSTRUCT Welcomes new members

CONSTRUCT are pleased to welcome two new Contractor members who joined us at the beginning of 2017.

Marney Construction Ltd  – a medium sized Groundworks RC Structure company based in Essex. They have a long and proud history of work, within both the commercial and residential sectors, delivering projects throughout the South East including Essex, London and Surrey.

Keltbray Structures Ltd –  design and construct reinforced concrete frame developments using a breadth of equipment, which is unrivaled in the industry.

This increases our membership to include 32 Contractor members.


8th February 2017

Apprentice Levy – new guidance

With the introduction of the Apprentice Levy from May 2017 fast approaching the Government has published up to date guidance for the UK industry.   This guidance provides information on how the apprenticeship levy will work. It also explains the principles that apprenticeship funding will operate on from 1 May 2017, whether you pay the levy or not. Find the full guidance on the website you will also find links to information on how to register and pay the Apprenticeship Levy.

25th January 2017

CONSTRUCT Sponsors the 2017 Specialist Awards

CONSTRUCT will be sponsoring an award Category at the Construction News Specialist Awards taking place on 22nd March 2017 at The Great Room, JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

For more information on the shortlisted winners and to book to attend visit the website

25th January 2017

CITB Funding for SMEs available

The next funding application window for CITB Flexible and Structured funds open for applications on February 7th and closes March 6th. This window includes applications for the Training and Skills funding which has been revised for 2017 to include employers with up to 100 employees. CITB have also arranged a number of webinars to assist with applications.

CITB has listened to industry and made a number of changes to all areas of the Flexible and Structured funds, specifically for the Skills and Training fund option

  • Increased the opportunities for applicants to apply by keeping the fund open for most of the year, with scheduled evaluation milestones
  • Allocated £3m to this fund option for hardest-to-reach parts of our industry, and increase eligible employers to those with less than 100 employees.
  • Increased the funding: up to £10k to those employing less than 100, £7.5k for those employing less than 75, and £5k for those with less than 50 employees
  • Allow applications from construction federations, of up to £10k to support their members
  • Focus on people not claiming a grant(s) by restricting it from those already approved for other fund options

To learn more on the changes and for application process visit the CITB website.