Here you can read about CECA’s latest activities, press notices, blogs, comment & more.

Off-Site Manufacture
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The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published Off-site manufacture for construction: Building for change which states that the construction sector as it currently operates cannot meet the UK’s need for housing and may struggle to meet the need for infrastructure. The Committee argues that given that the UK already lags behind other countries in

Transport Infrastructure Skills
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The Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) has published Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy: Two years on, which shows how investment is helping to create apprenticeships and fill future skills gaps. STAT is a voluntary, cross-sector industry body that has been given the responsibility for meeting targets for apprenticeships, sector diversity and promoting transport as a career.

CECA South West Schools Engagement – Westfield Primary School
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Graduate Engineer, Dewi Liiv of Griffiths and Paul Santer inspired Year 4 and Year 6 classes at Westfield Primary School near Radstock on 13 July by running a bridge building competition at the school’s ‘Fantastic Futures’ event.

Consultation Launched On Changes To Planned £1.6bn A303 Stonehenge Upgrade
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Highways England have announced a further consultation on planned changes to the design detail of the planned £1.6bn A303 Stonehenge Upgrade. The scheme will improve journeys on the busy route, creating a much-needed bypass for Winterbourne Stoke, while preserving the Outstanding Universal Value of the 6,500 acre World Heritage Site. As part of its £15

Highways England Unveil Roadworks Plan
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Highways England has unveiled plans that will allow drivers to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks, depending on what day of the week they are travelling. During roadworks narrow lanes are installed to provide a safe working environment for the workforce, which means that as many lanes as possible can remain open to traffic.

Brexit White Paper
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The Government published its White Paper The Future Relationship Between The United Kingdom And The European Union, which lays out its proposals for Brexit, earlier today. The White Paper lays out five main areas of focus for negotiations with the EU: The economy – “preserving frictionless trade at the border for goods and making sure that the

Contractors Call On Government To Act Now On National Infrastructure Assessment
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The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has today published its first-ever assessment of the UK, setting out the nation’s long-term strategic needs in transport, water, digital technologies, waste and energy. The NIC’s spending plans include funding for projects including Crossrail 2 in London, and Northern Powerhouse Rail and recommends a major boost in funding for key

Zero Emission Road Transport Strategy
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Earlier today the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, publishedRoad to Zero, the Government’s zero emission road transport strategy.  The transition to zero emission road transport is happening across the globe, and will mean fundamental changes to the global automotive market, worth over £1.5 trillion a year, bringing news jobs

Brexit & Skills
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New research published today by CITB shows that one in three construction firms are already feeling the impact of Brexit on their businesses. CITB’s new Green Paper – Research into Migration in the UK Construction and Built Environment Sector – found that while a growing number of employers are feeling the effects of Brexit like

CECA: Contractors Back Transformational Infrastructure Strategy For The Midlands
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Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of a report setting out the regional transport priorities for the Midlands. Midlands Connect, the body that brings together local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships from across the region, today published Our Routes To Growth, which calls for a fundamental shift in how major infrastructure investment is planned and