CITB launches new ecourse platform

CITB launches new ecourse platform

CITB new ecourse platform launched: but what will it entail? Training and development are part of CITB’s three key strategic priorities. It is committed to working with the construction industry to provide the skills and training needed, now and into the future. To meet industry needs, CITB has launched an online eLearning solution – CITB […]

Paintbrush cleaning station made from site waste material

Workers on an ISG site have made an on-site designated paintbrush cleaning station by reusing site waste materials. They used a wheelie bin as the main container. Electrical basket offcuts served as a draining shelf to keep painters’ equipment on. Waste insulation made up the filtration layer, to absorb paint and allow cleaning water to […]

IEMA publishes ‘The Environment Bill: Background, content and passage through the UK Parliament’

IEMA publishes ‘The Environment Bill: Background, content and passage through the UK Parliament’

The IEMA has published ‘The Environment Bill: Background, content and passage through the UK Parliament’. The Environment Bill sets out a new environmental governance framework as the UK leaves the EU. After Brexit, the UK will not follow the European Union’s environmental policy and legislative structures. As a result of this, IEMA’s new document provides […]

HS2 contractors told to cut CO2 by half

HS2 contractors have been told to cut carbon dioxide emissions by half. The challenging 50% carbon reduction target applies to the construction of phase one civils asset. To meet the target, contractors are turning to next-generation materials, including low carbon concrete. Using the low carbon concrete, contractors have prepared the ground beneath a planned substation set […]

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Boris Johnson: ‘Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged UN countries to stayed focused on climate action during the pandemic. On Thursday 24 September, the Prime Minister addressed a UN Climate Action Roundtable. The virtual event was hosted by the UN Secretary-General. During the event, Johnson called on nations to make strong commitments to secure the planet for […]

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Future Homes Task Force to ensure housebuilding is aligned to UK’s net-zero target

A new cross-sector Future Homes Task Force has been set up to help construction businesses build greener homes. As part of its work, the task force will create a multi-million-pound delivery hub. The hub will help the building sector to meet the UK net-zero target, by making new homes more energy efficient. The Future Homes Task […]

Health and Safety Manual Update – June 2020

Health and Safety Manual Update – June 2020 is now live. The updated Construction Health and Safety Manual Update – June 2020 is now live on www.cip-knowledge.com Plus, employees and companies will receive manual subscriptions of the update during this month. The latest update includes: A new health section – this reflects current thinking that we should […]