Modular building: Shaping a sustainable future

According to the UKGBC, around 400m tonnes of materials are used by the UK construction industry each year. New eco-friendly building techniques such as modular construction are predicted to play a key role in reducing the carbon footprint of the sector and improving its sustainability credentials. Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the MPBA, makes a case for modular in shaping a more sustainable future.
Nottingham homes, new homes

Plans for Countryside to build over 350 new homes in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has appointed Countryside to build over 350 homes, 108 of which will be new council homes for affordable rent, subject to planning permission.
self-isolation rules,

Accelerate self-isolation rules to combat construction ‘pingdemic’, urges CLC

Construction industry leaders have called for an acceleration of rules relaxing requirements for Covid-19 self-isolation for double-vaccinated workers.
Commercial buildings, Canary Wharf London

What does lower occupancy mean for the future of commercial buildings?

London’s Canary Wharf, home to the European headquarters of Barclays, Citigroup, HSBC and many other businesses is currently operating at 10% capacity, with most employees working from home. To put that in perspective, that’s about 12,000 people of the total 125,000 workforce using the commercial buildings.
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HS2 begins excavation for ‘barn design’ tunnel vent shaft

Engineers working on HS2 have now begun excavating the first of five shafts that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the ten-mile tunnels under the Chiltern hills.
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WMCA signs deal with St. Mowden to build 5,000 new homes

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed a partnership deal with St. Modwen to build 5,000 energy efficient homes on disused industrial land over the next decade.
Hollie Cregan, Graham

VolkerWessels head of EDI joins Graham

Graham has appointed a new head of equality, diversity & inclusion as part of its aim to be an industry leader for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR).
Waste in Construction, Avoidable Waste,

Net zero: Routemap to zero avoidable waste in construction

The Routemap for Zero Avoidable Waste identifies the action that everyone involved in the construction sector can take to help deliver a lower carbon, more efficient industry.
Cleveland Bridge administration

Cleveland Bridge on the brink of collapse with 300 jobs at risk

Cleveland Bridge, a structural engineer founded 144 years ago, has fallen into administration, as administrators say the Covid-19 pandemic is to blame.
school rebuilding

Government reveals 50 new schools in second round of rebuilding plan

The Department for Education has revealed the 50 new schools which have landed a place on the government’s school rebuilding programme.
building materials, shortages, supply, construction,

The 2021 building materials crisis explained

Phillip Lidgerton, managing director of Building Materials Nationwide Ltd, explains why the building materials shortage presents an acute problem for construction.
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Go-ahead for £260m Upper Trinity Street scheme in Digbeth

Birmingham City Council has given the green light to Cole Waterhouse’s £260m Upper Trinity Street (UTS) scheme in Digbeth, Birmingham.


Real-time insight

Real-time insights: Accelerating a new era of smarter construction

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, senior director of EMEA at Procore, looks at how unlocking real-time insight can better harness data and accelerate a new era of smarter construction.
bim and gis

Vectorworks joins Open Geospatial Consortium to boost BIM and GIS standards

3D design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium to offer its expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows.
Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation

Creating a digitally enabled estate – in Antarctica

The team working on the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme is taking on a unique test. Andy Krebs, digital strategy lead at Ramboll, explains how digital is helping to deliver.


sustainable homes, low carbon homes,

Collida and Architype team up to develop low carbon homes

Collida, a Willmott Dixon company, has signed a five-year partnership with Architype, to develop a new generation of sustainable homes using MMC solutions.

Offsite Expo: A masterclass in advanced building technology

Bringing together the sector’s most influential innovators, Offsite Expo provides unparalleled access to a wealth of industry intelligence and offsite expertise. Leading multidisciplinary offsite specialists from Cogent Consulting have played a central role in developing the Masterclass speaker programme – here, managing director Darren Richards shares a few of the many highlights.
mmc engagement

MMC engagement: As easy as 1,2,3

Housing providers in the South West are working with SWPA, as a long-standing provider of procurement and delivery solutions for offsite, to combine their programmes to deliver a substantial number of beautiful, customisable, zero carbon homes.
low-rise modular housing

ilke Homes to deliver largest low-rise modular housing scheme in Nottingham

ilke Homes has been chosen by Boots to deliver a 622-home scheme in Beeston, Nottingham, which will become the largest low-rise modular housing development in the UK.
PBC Today May 2021

PBC Today May 2021

The May edition of PBC Today brings together expert contributors from across planning, construction and academia to discuss a wide range of issues facing the sector.
BIM Today

BIM Today June 2021

Welcome to the June edition of BIM Today. In this issue, we look at everything from boosting digital skills in the construction workforce to the potential of digital twins in achieving net zero carbon, the future of drone technology in the UK and the role of 4D visualisation in improving health and safety.

Modular Advantage: Modular Design edition

This special, expanded edition of the Modular Building Institute’s Modular Advantage magazine explores the people and ideas behind one of the most important aspects of modular construction: design.

Specification guide: Flame retardant wood panels

In Part One of this specification guide to flame retardant wood panels, innovative timber product specialist MEDITE SMARTPLY offers a comprehensive overview of the terminology covering these materials and related fire testing standards.

Delivering End-to-End visibility in construction

This ebook from The Access Group looks at the challenging conditions for construction over the past year, both in terms of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and in navigating a complex supply chain picture.



Sips Eco – Insulated Panel Manufacturers

SIPs Eco is the Largest Award Winning Premier Independent SIP Home Manufacturer in the UK for constructing energy efficient homes

LABC – providing expert independent public service building control through Local...

LABC - Delivering impartial and professional building control services throughout England and Wales in order to meet regulations.

Buildots: Digitising construction with ‘mission control’

Buildots is an innovative construction tech start-up created with the aim of providing the equivalent of a ‘mission control room’ for construction sites.


What do CAD software users say about BricsCAD®?

BricsCAD® is Computer Aided Design software for people who build things. It’s the best choice for drafters, designers, architects, and engineers.

Accessibility isn’t an add-on when it comes to awards

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, marks down the judges who hand out accolades for inaccessible design.

Covid-19 and the reinvention of the construction industry

Asite has launched a research report examining how the construction industry can adapt to survive, using digital technologies in the face of Covid-19.