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Construction News Roundup

9th December 2021

Recent news from the construction industry

Pandemic detonates workforce age timebomb

The pandemic has triggered an exodus of more than 100,000 skilled workers as they vanish from the industry’s core 45-55 years old age group. Read more…

Construction output shows the fastest rise in four months

HIS Markit and CIPS UK report that UK construction companies have indicated a sharp increase in business activity, and the fastest upturn in commercial work. Read more…

Government ‘collusion’ with construction sector allowed combustibles loophole

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has told that hundreds of high-rise buildings in the UK were clad with combustible materials because the government failed to crack down on a loophole after colluding with the construction industry. Read more…

Glow-in-the-dark concrete used on first commercial scheme

A glow in the dark paving system that absorbs ultraviolet rays during the day and radiates light at night has been used for the first time on a major commercial development in Derbyshire. Read more…

Regulator vows to increase scrutiny of National Highways investment plans

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has vowed to increase its scrutiny of future road funding for the strategic road network as plans are drawn up for the third road investment strategy (RIS3). Read more…

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