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Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project. Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project. Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!

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COVID-19: Alok Sharma hails ‘critical contribution’ of UK construction

Alok Sharma, secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), says those working in construction can ‘continue to do so’ as long as they adhere to Site Operating Procedures.
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Construction sector needs clarity to avoid industry shutdown, says NFB

The construction sector ‘desperately needs’ the government to provide clarity to avoid industry shutdown, says the National Federation of Builders (NFB).
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Opportunistic thieves target construction sites during coronavirus lockdown

Police across the UK are carrying out extra night patrols, as burglars target construction sites during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Interserve to deliver new £4.1m school in Frankley

The Department for Education has selected Interserve to design and build the new £4.1m Merritts Brook Primary School in Frankley, Birmingham.
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Costain board take 30% pay cut to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Construction work has been suspended on all of Costain’s big projects in London, as senior leadership agrees to take a 30% pay cut to protect cash.
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Scottish government confirm temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients

A temporary hospital with an initial 300 beds is to be created in the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow to help care for COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.
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Building service companies must carry out essential work, says BESA

BESA reinforces the message that building services specialists are carrying out crucial work in support of the country’s essential services.
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Coronavirus: Build UK publishes contractual issues guidance

Due to the fast spread of the coronavirus, many in the construction industry are already facing unprecedented issues and foresee further problems – as a consequence, Build UK has published guidance on contractual issues.
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BAM to build special emergency COVID-19 facilities

BAM is restarting work at a number of sites across the UK, including projects critical to the national pandemic, as well as new projects to build emergency COVID-19 facilities.

Unite: Non-essential construction work must shut down and pay workers

Unite the union has called for ‘tougher measures’ to combat the coronavirus, as it reveals it has been 'inundated' with reports of non-essential construction work.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Key issues in the construction industry

Following the coronavirus outbreak, Andrew Carpenter discusses key issues, the impact the virus has had on the construction sector and what we need to do as an industry to get through these unprecedented times.
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COVID-19: Kier cuts employee pay by up to 20%

Kier recently introduced a 24-hour pause across its sites to ensure it is in line with the ‘Site Operating Procedures’, as it also revealed it will cut employee salaries by between 7.5% and up to 20%.
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Construction must pull together to overcome coronavirus, says SBCC

Lisa Cattanach, chair of The Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has urged the construction sector to forget its differences and work together to overcome the impact of coronavirus.
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How is COVID-19 impacting the construction industry?

Jamie Johnson, CEO of FJP Investment, looks at the impact of coronavirus on the construction industry, the sector’s immediate response and the longer-term view.

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Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project.

Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project.

Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!