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.

Digital construction – BIM: the next generation BIM logo email size

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 support programme which aims to develop and enhance the ways in which contractors and their supply chains work collaboratively using BIM.

The last few places on this CITB funded programme are still available. The programme grants access to over £30,000 of funding for training support and has been designed to support contractors and their supply chain to understand, implement, and deliver a live project collaboratively to BIM Level 2 standard, based on requirement of PAS1192.

As part of the programme you will be assigned BIM advisor who will work with you to develop a BIM execution plan for the project. In addition, you will receive 30 days of consultancy support on the project which will include delivery of training around awareness, collaboration, technology, and efficiency as identified in the BIM execution plan.  




NFB member

Non member

Standard price

 £42,780 + VAT

£46,345 + VAT

CITB Funding



Programme price

£8,950 + VAT

£12,515 + VAT


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 or click here to visit our dedicated web portal.

IMPACT: CSR in constructionCSR little boy with yellow top


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.

If you would like to understand your organisation's current position on CSR, take the first step and complete our FREE CSR diagnostic. It addresses the four areas of CSR: workplace, community, environment, and market place. Upon completion, you will receive a score and a review of your score and current position will be emailed over identifying areas for improvement. The diagnostic will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and all information will remain confidential.

Read our CSR in construction survey 2016

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Find our more about the IMPACT programme here.  


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