Recognised by Google as an authority and leader in the field, The Construction Index is the largest and leading construction based search engine.
They provide a great variety of useful services and tools, such as:
- E-mail newsletters (construction related)
- Up-to-date market data
- A Free tender service
- A thorough database of construction companies/products and services through which you can search
- Construction contract leads
- Daily Construction News
Follow them on Twitter at @TCIndex.
Construction News Magazine
UK's leading construction news magazine, Construction News Magazine is the leading source of construction market intelligence and trend data. They are particularly active on Twitter and have a very well developed website and app.
Construction News is also the organiser of the biggest construction event in the industry, that celebrates the best industry achievements.
Follow them on Twitter at @CNplus.
RICS is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. Having accredited 118,000 professionals so far, they offer a lifelong learning programme to all their fellows. Their aim is also to influence governments and international organisations in the development of international standards in the construction sector. All RICS members are involved in policy development across all aspects of land, property and construction.
Follow them on Twitter at @RICSnews.
Founded on the 21st of July 196, the Construction Industry Training Board is also a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales.
They are responsible for setting the standards and training certain UK industries. Their services also comprise informing and advising employees and people looking for a career in construction; helping in maintaining qualifications and standards in the industry; making sure the necessary skills to meet the industry's needs are available – they do that by working with construction companies to improve their skills and increase their competitiveness.
Follow them on Twitter at @CITB_UK.
Having worked for Construction News for the past 6 years, Rebecca is the leader of a change process of transforming the CN online brand – while maintaining its excellence in print. She is also a President of the International Building Press. Rebecca is a strong supporter of the ‘Love Construction Campaign’ launched by Construction News in July 2013.
Follow her on Twitter at @CNRebeccaEvans.
UK Construction is a Twitter account dedicated to following UK Construction People and managed by Su Butcher. They also have a daily newspaper which seems to be updated daily with the help of various guest bloggers who provide articles for it.
Follow them on Twitter at @UKConstruction.
Constructing Excellence is an organisation whose main purpose is to drive the change agenda in the construction industry. Their key partners include: Manchester Business School; Strategic Forum for Construction; Construction Leadership Council; BRE; Glenigan; Institution of Civil Engineers and CEHE.
They offer a platform that is due to improve the industry and help deliver better value for clients and for everyone working collaboratively throughout the industry. What is really great about them is that they do 'A not-for-profit Movement reinvesting any surplus for further industry improvement.'.
Follow them on Twitter at @constructingexc.
Established in 1973, Glenigans is the most trusted UK provider of the latest market trends and statistics, contract leads and construction industry intelligence. They release regular reports like the Construction Market Review and Forecast, Glenigan Index and the Top Contractor League Table. They have various strategic partnerships with big names of the construction industry such as: The Builders' Conference, BRE, UK Contractors Group, Constructing Excellence, CECA, Home Builders Federation and GroundSure.
We have been using their services for three years now and are really happy with the product.
Follow them on Twitter at @Glenigan.
Founded in 1834 as the Builders' Society, The Chartered Institute of Building is without saying 'the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership'.
They play a major part in the development and improvement of the construction industry, along with accrediting university degrees, educational courses and training.
Being a Chartered Member of the CIOB is an internationally recognised testament of the skilfulness and professionalism in the construction industry.
Follow them on Twitter at @theCIOB.
Established in 1936, National House Building Council is 'UK's leading independent standard-setting body and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes'. The aim is to constantly improve and develop the standard of new homes and provide insurance and protection both for the homebuilders and homebuyers (in the form of Buildmark).
Follow them on Twitter at @NHBC.