Actuate UK – a new engineering services alliance – launched

Actuate UK is an alliance of eight trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services, aiming to deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector. As an agent for positive change, Actuate UK supports the delivery of a safer, more productive and sustainable UK built environment. Together with others in the industry, the UK […]

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BSRIA addresses Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Statement

Clair Prosser, BSRIA Press Officer, takes a look at Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement, and what it means for the construction indsutry: BSRIA members will be reassured by the Chancellor’s statement on the state of the UK’s fiscal health and future prosperity where ‘easing the squeeze’ was key. It’s heartening to see a boost in the state […]

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“One home every minute” will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050 – says new report

BSRIA has welcomed this week’s announcement in a report by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) that more than “one home every minute” will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050 and that 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required by mid-century. The report, ‘Building Places That […]

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BSRIA concerned with link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

BSRIA is concerned with the findings that toxic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in human brains in “abundant quantities” from a newly published study. Tiny magnetic particles from air pollution have for the first time been discovered to be lodged in human brains – and researchers think they could be a possible cause […]

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Clarification needed after Brexit – says BSRIA

BSRIA has garnered the following intelligence from a recent member survey, the salient points were: Clarification of the exit deal is needed; a short term downturn is expected until Article 50 is implemented; there is a general slowdown in investment until there are some clearly defined plans for trade tariffs; whether the UK chooses to […]

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