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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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Network Rail begins hunt for Birmingham HS2 station contractor

Network Rail has begun the construction tender process to deliver the Birmingham HS2 station and expects to shortlist four bidders in early May.
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UK and Ireland’s most considerate construction companies revealed

The best-performing construction companies and suppliers in the UK and Ireland have been announced at this year's National Considerate Constructors awards.
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Raynsford Review: Planning reduced to “chaotic patchwork” of responsibilities

In a landmark assessment of the English planning system, former housing minister Nick Raynsford has warned that planning has been reduced to a “chaotic patchwork” of responsibilities which is not compatible with promoting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of communities.
Home Building Consortium

JV North appoints new chairman to Home Building Consortium Board

Wayne Gales, the Chief Executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust has been appointed as the new chairman of the Home Building Consortium Board.
Weston Group

Housebuilder Weston announces year-on-year success

Weston Group has announced pre-tax profits of £35.2m, forward sales of £248m and £28m of new investment in infrastructure, logistics and staffing
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Comfortable Living launches online modular homes design tool

Modular housing specialist Comfortable Living has launched its online customisation tool, 'Home Builder' to help tackle the UK's housing crisis.

Housebuilder shares hit by Brexit turmoil

Shares in housebuilders suffered yesterday as the markets digested a day of turmoil in Westminster
Engineering services

Engineering services optimistic despite ongoing payment problems

The latest quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey has shown steady growth in Q3 2018, but ongoing payment and retention problems continue to be rife across the industry
new homes

Communities Secretary welcomes rise in more new homes

New figures have revealed that 220,000 new homes were built in the UK last year, which has helped to elevate the country’s housing crisis.
digital technology

RTPI urges planners to embrace digital technology

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Future Cities Catapult have urged the planning profession to strongly consider more use of digital technology.
asset management

Yotta to provide asset management services to Glasgow City Council

Technology company, Yotta has secured a 7-year deal with CGI, a leading independent IT firm, to deliver asset management services to Glasgow City Council.
Manchester Airport

A6 Manchester Airport relief road creates thousands of jobs

Greater Manchester is set to benefit from 5,000 more jobs thanks to a new road improving connections in and around the city to Manchester Airport.

Kier joins Highways England’s £8.7bn regional framework

Kier has been appointed to Highways England’s six-year Regional Delivery Partnership framework to deliver work across the north of England.
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Future Generation to build luxury student accommodation in Guildford

Future Generation, a Southern Grove company, has secured planning permission for a state-of-the-art luxury student accommodation scheme in Guildford.

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