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| February 20, 2019
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association was established in November 1996 at the request of contractors to represent the interests of civil engineering contractors registered in the UK as well as to provide a full range of services to members.
Article | February 18, 2020
Construction material takeoff is considered as a very important part of the overall cost estimation in any construction project. Without a price estimation, it is not only difficult to provide a layout but lack of material estimation also raises a lot of doubt later. In this process, the contractors are required to use the actual blueprints of the building to be prepared and calculate the quantity of material that will be required for the overall price and the supplies that are needed. According to this information the project budget is calculated later, which is the main reason it is very important to have an accurate estimate.
Article | June 29, 2021
The new UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) recently opened, with its remit confirmed by the UK government in a new Framework Document.
The document sets out the role of the bank as providing: "leadership to the market in the development of infrastructure and new infrastructure technologies, crowding-in private capital and reducing risk through its cornerstone investments and range of financial products. It will bolster the government’s lending to local government for large and complex projects through its expertise and scrutiny, and help to bring private and public sector stakeholders together to regenerate regions and create new opportunities."
It will have two strategic objectives, to help tackle climate change and support regional and local economic growth. Given these two objectives may conflict, the Framework Document suggests "where an investment is primarily to support economic growth, the Company will ensure that it does not do significant harm against its climate objective."
Article | March 4, 2020
Cyber criminals don’t just target individuals and big corporations, so how do you close the chinks in your digital armour? Last year, I attended an event for SMEs hosted by HSBC and like all good seminars I left with plenty of food for thought – but the talk that stuck with me was Barry Searle’s session on cyber-crime. As a security specialist and former intelligence specialist with the RAF, Barry’s insights on cyber-crime prevention are well worth taking into account.
Article | April 1, 2020
Construction mistakes are a common occurrence and as expensive as a construction project is, any mistakes during the project can prove to be equally costly for the company. Moreover, when it comes to big projects, the last thing a contractor wants to deal with are extra costs. Construction mistakes force the contractor to add the repair and maintenance cost to the construction budget.
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