NFB Business & Skills has developed a number of part-funded initiatives providing contractors with access to training and business development opportunities around some of the challenges facing the sector today.

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Corporate social responsibility, often abbreviated to CSR, can be described as a corporation's self-regulated initiative to assess and take responsibility for the company's impact on society and the environment. The term generally applies to the effort that ensures active compliance within the spirit of law, ethical standards and national and international norms. Nowadays CSR approaches taken by many corporations seek to go beyond compliance and engage in actions that deliver further social good, beyond the interests of the organisation and that which are required by law.

Research carried out in 2016 by NFB Business & Skills has highlighted that CSR is often misunderstood amongst many construction business and that due to time, money, and resource, they can lack the skills to implement CSR activities, gather information, and report on their CSR performance. With this in mind, we have successfully secured funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to work with construction companies to help them, understand, embed, and implement CSR across their organisation.

Read our CSR in construction survey 2016

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Find our more about the IMPACT programme here.  

Digital Construction – BIM: the next generation

Building information modelling (BIM) is spearheading a revolution in construction through the adoption of digital technologies for design and construction alongside collaborative ways of working. NFB Business & Skills has secured funding from CITB for Digital Construction, a new support programme which aims to develop and enhance the ways in which contractors and their supply chains work collaboratively using BIM on live projects.

We are currently inviting expressions of interest from contractors wishing to access this part-funded support.

For more information on how Digital Construction can help your business deliver greater efficiencies through the adoption of BIM and collaborative working contact the NFB Business & Skills team on 03450 570 042.