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Construction industry news

Catch up with the latest construction news and guest articles from suppliers and buyers who are using Constructionline to make a difference in challenging times.

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  • NFB launches South West Construction Convention


    24 August 2016

    The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is bringing members in the region together with industry experts from local authorities, local training groups, architects, and various trade suppliers to provide information and networking opportunities.

  • Major contractors look to save cash for suppliers


    16 August 2016

    Constructionline's Main Contractor Advisory Steering Group extends industry savings pledge to £50 million.

  • Tackling modern day slavery in the supply chain


    29 July 2016

    Alongside the many other steps the industry is taking to eradicate modern slavery, Constructionline ensures that due diligence takes top priority.

  • Five top tips for suppliers


    25 July 2016

    Our service is designed to make it as easy as possible for buyers to get a sense of your offering when looking to procure services, so if you are a supplier, the key is to ensure you are using Constructionline comprehensively. We’ve compiled five handy tips to help you make the most of your membership.

  • Constructionline attends the Construction News Awards 2016 to celebrate excellence in the industry


    21 July 2016

    This year, Construction News held its 20th anniversary awards on 14th July at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. To demonstrate our pride in the industry, Constructionline sponsored the Contractor of the year award.

  • Working harder to relieve you of the assessment burden


    15 April 2016

    As a part of our mission to make your life easier in the procurement process, Constructionline's One-Off Assessment Service handles the procurement process assessment work to stage one for you.

  • Millstream: Continued construction industry growth predicted following 14% rise in UK tender notices


    15 February 2016

    2016 looks set to be a bumper year for the construction industry, says leading tender alert provider Millstream.

  • More contracts than ever before were advertised on Constructionline's Opportunities Notice Board in 2015


    5 February 2016

    More buyers than ever before are now using the Opportunities Notice Board to advertise their work leads and supply chain opportunities to you.

  • Constructionline is sponsoring the Construction & Property Zone at the Love Business Expo 2016


    14 January 2016

    Constructionline is sponsoring the Construction & Property Zone at the Love Business Expo 2016, and will be exhibiting to talk about work opportunities and procurement best practice with businesses from across the UK.

  • Operation Magnify launched to stop illegal working in construction


    23 October 2015

    A Government campaign to stop illegal working in the construction industry has been announced.

  • Constructionline exhibiting at the NDA Supply Chain event, 4 Nov


    21 October 2015

    Constructionline will be exhibiting at the NDA Supply Chain event on 4th November at Event City in Manchester.

  • Constructionline launches new supplier assessment


    14 October 2015

    Constructionline has adopted an approach to supplier assessment developed by a group of the UK’s largest contractors and house builders, removing the need for thousands of material suppliers, manufacturers and consultants to duplicate information during the procurement process.

  • Capita Building Standards Launch


    02 October 2015

    Capita will be launching a new service, Capita Building Standards, at this year’s Construction Week which takes place from 6-11th October at the NEC in Birmingham.

  • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015: Guidance


    29 April 2015

    The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 have now taken effect. Read our guidance on what the changes mean to you.

  • Constructionline to be acquired by Capita


    28 January 2015

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced, following the completion of a competitive sales process, that Capita plc (‘Capita’) is the successful bidder to acquire the assets of Constructionline for £35m on a cash free, debt free basis.


  • Column 2014 article: How SMEs can meet buyer demand


    November 2014

    “It’s essential that SMEs remain proactive in their approach to winning work, while making themselves highly visible for buyers.” Constructionline Sales Director, Neil Thompson, offers a 5 step guide to winning work with buyers.


  • Column 2014 article: PAS 91 explained


    November 2014

    The standard pre-qualification questionnaire PAS 91 was updated and incorporated into the Constructionline question-set in 2013. More than a year on, suppliers are reaping the benefits.


  • Column 2014 article: Keeping compliant with new EU Regulations


    November 2014

    Constructionline keeps an eye on EU policies and UK law to help you stay informed. Here’s the latest round-up of directives and regulations affecting procurement.


  • Column & Linx 2014 article: Capitalising on the Capital


    November 2014

    Contractors of every tier are in demand in London. Especially now, thanks to improved private sector activity and multi-billion-pound frameworks.


  • Linx 2014 article: Procurement Journey - Advertising contracts and Engaging with SMEs


    November 2014

    In each issue, we’ll show you examples of how buyers can work in partnership with Constructionline during the procurement journey. This issue features case studies from Seddon Construction and Oldham Council.


  • Linx 2014 article: How I got here


    November 2014

    Steve Button, Head of Group Procurement at Lakehouse tells us about his career in procurement.


  • Linx 2014 article: Keeping compliant with new EU Regulations


    November 2014

    Constructionline keeps an eye on EU policies and UK law to help you stay informed. Here’s the latest round-up of directives and regulations affecting procurement.


  • Constructionline and Seddon hold first virtual 'supplier engagement' event


    29 August 2014

    The first event of its kind, Seddon Construction took the opportunity to engage with Bristol SMEs using the Webinar platform. Watch the presentation video here.


  • Government sale to help Constructionline exploit growing markets


    15 July 2014

    Ministers are today taking the first steps towards selling the UK’s largest online construction supplier database, Constructionline.


  • What can Considerate Constructors Scheme do for us?


    04 June 2014

    Considerate Constructors Scheme our Constructionline partners. In this post, they explain what they do and how they can benefit your business.


  • Construction SMEs outlook on the industry


    09 May 2014

    We survey our supplier members twice a year so that we can improve our service and take the pulse of the industry. Here we display the results in an infographic.


  • European Union overhauls OJEU procurement rules to help SMEs


    30 January 2014

    These changes are set to speed up the process, cut red tape and make opportunities more accessible to SMEs.


  • Innovation survey - the results


    20 December 2013

    Government grants go untouched as construction firms are slow to innovate and diversify new research finds


  • Over 2,000 contractors sign up to Acclaim


    19 December 2013

    The Column Article: It’s now been over a year since we launched our health and safety accreditation, Acclaim, as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce duplication in the pre-qualification process.


  • Constructionline becomes first PAS 91:2013 compliant prequalification scheme


    18 December 2013

    The Column Article: In spring 2013, BSI published the latest revision of PAS 91 - the standard pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) for the construction industry. Find out how Constructionline has implemented this.


  • A day in the life of a Client Relationship Manager


    16 December 2013

    The Linx Article: Read about a day in the life of one of our Client Relationship Managers, Michael Waddington, as he meets clients and attends a Meet the Buyer event.


  • More construction companies turn to SSIP


    13 December 2013

    The Linx Article: A recent survey of 900 contractors has revealed an increase in the number of construction companies taking up health and safety accreditation through SSIP. Read the full results here.


  • Could you benefit from the world’s biggest science project?


    30 October 2013

    ITER is a €14 billion international experiment into nuclear fusion, currently being built in southern France. This venture offers many commercial opportunities for British construction firms. Read how you’re company can get involved.


  • 2014 ‘Meet the Buyer’ event schedule confirmed


    15 October 2013

    Building on the successes of our past 2013 programme, we have now launched our 2014 'Meet the Buyer' calendar.


  • Take 5 and Stay Alive campaign


    30 September 2013

    Guest Article - By the British Lung Foundation (BLF) team

    Asbestos is still a major threat for construction industry workers, particularly amongst sub-contractors and SMEs. Here the British Lung Foundation describe their new campaign to highlight the dangers of asbestos.


  • Constructing Society – as well as infrastructure


    23 September 2013

    Guest Article - By Kay Allen OBE

    Learn about the new service provided by "Trading for Good" and how it can benefit SMEs within the construction industry.


  • PAS 91:2013 is here


    30 April 2013

    The PAS 91:2013 final version has now been finalised following consultation with industry bodies including Constructionline.


  • Constructionline and Capita Symonds survey finds some construction companies slow to innovate


    17 April 2013

    More than 80 per cent of construction firms are unaware grants are available to support innovation and only 4.1 per cent of construction companies have actually applied for grants. 


  • Constructionline launches 2013 'Meet the Buyer' programme


    January 2013

    Constructionline has launched its programme of Meet the Buyer events for 2013 after more than 2,000 trade contractors met with potential clients last year.

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  • Constructionline saves industry £165m in tendering costs


    January 2013

    Constructionline estimates to have saved the industry at least £165m last year by cutting duplication in the tendering process.

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  • Constructionline’s new health and safety assessment scheme joins the Safety Schemes in Procurement forum


    November 2012

    Acclaim, Constructionline’s recently launched health and safety assessment scheme, has become a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP). Acclaim forms part of Constructionline’s continued commitment to reduce duplication in the pre-qualification process.

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  • Supply Chain Sustainability School helps to improve sustainability knowledge in construction


    Sept 2012

    The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a virtual learning environment that aims to help construction suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence.

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  • Gas Safety Week: Take care, be Gas Safe


    Aug 2012

    We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week taking place 10th - 16th September 2012.

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  • Constructionline survey reveals public sector plans to deliver savings


    July 2012

    One in four (25 per cent) public sector clients are likely to cancel construction projects over the next six months and a further quarter (25 per cent) will ask their suppliers to slash prices due to budget cuts, a new survey has revealed.

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  • The Supply Chain Sustainability School welcomes suppliers to its free supplier days


    July 2012

    Over the next four months the Supply Chain Sustainability School is hosting a number of supplier days across the UK. 

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  • Constructionline reveals new identity

    May 2012

    This month we were proud to launch our new brand identity...

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  • The Red Tape Challenge focuses on Housing & Construction

    January 2012

    From the 12th January to the 16th February, the Red Tape Challenge spotlight is shining on over 200 Housing & Construction regulations...

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