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Section 52 revisited: a development land tax in its purest form

Stuart Andrews, product group head and Matthew Nixon, principle associate at Eversheds Sutherland, examine Section 52 agreements.
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How can the construction industry build towards a net zero future?

In May, the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee published a report calling for government action to help reduce CO2 emissions from construction, including the introduction of mandatory whole-life carbon assessments for buildings. Committee chair Philip Dunne MP discusses the need for action to build towards a net zero future.
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How can digital solutions keep growth in the construction industry sustainable?

Matthew Jones, founder of Open ECX, discusses resilience and growth in the construction industry and how to keep it sustainable with the help of digital solutions.
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Micromobility: Designing a transport revolution

Federico Cassani, partner and global director of transport and mobility at engineering consultancy Buro Happold, explores how we can transform urban areas to integrate new micromobility infrastructure and kickstart a new transport revolution.
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Designing in efficiencies: How offsite can assist with streamlining the construction industry

MMC is creating a new set of design expectations and pushing boundaries with the use of new technologies and systems. As increased pressures from a global skills shortage continue, Martin Harvey, at McAvoy, discusses how offsite can help.
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Accessibility: Is it the tenants or landlords responsibility?

You won’t find it in the terms of a lease, but tenants' and landlords' responsibility around the occupation and use of commercial premises also extends to accessibility.
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Saint-Gobain acquires exterior building materials manufacturer

Saint-Gobain has completed the acquisition of Kaycan, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior building materials in Canada and in the U.S.
The Construction Innovation Hub has today launched the Construction Product Quality Planning framework (CPQP), a new quality assurance framework to to de-risk platform and offsite manufacturing

CIH launches construction product quality planning framework

The Construction Innovation Hub has today launched the Construction Product Quality Planning framework (CPQP), a new quality assurance framework to de-risk platform and offsite manufacturing
Construction has begun at the country’s first secure school- a custodial facility to educate young offenders and prevent further crime

Construction commences on UK’s first secure school

Construction has begun at the country’s first secure school- a custodial facility to educate young offenders and prevent further crime.
July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs growth

July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs growth

Findings from the July Construction PMI indicate a strong rate of jobs growth but a reduction in UK construction output for the first time since early 2021.
Blackpool is one of the local councils to receive £6m of funding to boost housing and support for vulnerable tenants from the Government’s Supported Housing Improvement Programme

Councils given £6m in funding to enhance housing and support for vulnerable tenants

£6m of funding has been announced to boost housing and support for vulnerable tenants from the Government’s Supported Housing Improvement Programme.
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Modular contractor secures planning permission for student accommodation in Canary Wharf

Modular contractor and developer Tide Construction has secured planning permission to deliver new student accommodation in Canary Wharf.
Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Lee Hewitt as UK Health, Safety and Environment Director, following Heather Bryant’s retirement

New UK Health, Safety and Environment Director appointed by Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Lee Hewitt as UK Health, Safety and Environment Director, following Heather Bryant’s retirement.
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Civil engineering firm fined after child dies on construction site

Howard Civil Engineering Ltd has been fined £600K after seven-year-old child dies on construction site.
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Morgan Sindall collaborate to run the Innovation Driven Procurement programme

Morgan Sindall, alongside Nottingham Trent University with funding from CITB are collaborating to run the Innovation Driven Procurement (IDP) to help small construction firms drive innovation in construction.
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Diversity and Inclusivity: HS2 publishes annual EDI report

HS2 has published its annual EDI report, which showcases how the company is continuing to challenge the national supply chain and rail industry through diversity and inclusion.
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Marshalls to be first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies

Marshalls plc has committed to becoming the first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies' carbon mineralisation technology.

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Causeway acquires construction telemarketing company, Enhance Consultancy

Causeway Technologies has acquired specialist construction telemarketing company Enhance Consultancy, as part of its journey to link every stage of the construction process with technology.
Greater Manchester community sites granted free fibre broadband

Greater Manchester community sites granted free fibre broadband

17 Greater Manchester community sites have been granted free fibre broadband connectivity until 2025, as part of a digital infrastructure and inclusion programme from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Virgin Media Business.
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Causeway Live Design 4.0 to launch this autumn

Causeway has announced the launch date of its latest design engineering platform, Live Design 4.0, which aims to bring site infrastructure disciplines into one design environment .
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[Video] Queen’s Wharf: The integrated resort development that captures the heart of Brisbane

A new integrated resort development is being constructed that will put Brisbane on the map as a tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.
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Solibri case study: Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport has around 100 projects every year to accommodate the needs of increasing number of passengers. With the help of BIM and Solibri, the quality of the projects has improved – in addition to achieving generous cost savings.
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[VIDEO] Enscape real-time rendering software now available for Mac

Enscape has announced that its real-time rendering software is now available for the Mac platform, and is now shipping for SketchUp 2021 and 2022.
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Bring your architectural designs to life with Lumion 12

Now is the time for you to use Lumion to bring your architectural designs to life. It is the pre-eminent 3D rendering software on the market, and the new release of Lumion 12 will enable you to create stunning images and videos for your projects.
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Causeway-Ermeo acquisition to create most powerful digital platform for construction

Causeway is on a mission to create the most powerful digital platform for the construction industry with the acquisition of mobile development company, Ermeo.

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Has the time for UK modular housing finally come?

Make UK Modular launched in December 2021 as the voice of volumetric modular housebuilders. Head of policy Steve Cole discusses the state of play for the sector and the outlook for delivering greener, faster, better homes.
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JV North appoints appoints modular contractors to MMC framework lot

North West housebuilding consortium, JV North has appointed eight modular contractors to its £560m modern methods of construction framework lot.
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How can factory-built homes cut carbon?

Modular construction is playing a vital role in the construction sector’s battle to cut carbon emissions with factory-built homes, says Nick Hillard, ESG lead at Tide Construction.
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Wates bags later living contract in Hampstead Heath

Wates Construction has won a Pre-construction Services Agreement (PCSA) to build a luxury later living residence in Hampstead Heath for Riverstone
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M-AR and Housing 21 mark major milestone on Doncaster retirement project

M-AR and Housing 21 have reached a major milestone on their latest Doncaster retirement project, which will be the largest net-zero retirement living scheme in England when complete.
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New partnership to deliver affordable zero-carbon housing in Hastings

Modular housebuilder ilke Homes has partnered with Orbit Homes to deliver affordable zero-carbon housing in Hastings.

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PBC Today August 2022

Welcome to the PBC Today August 2022 edition. This month we explore the future of many key policy areas, from levelling up and net zero to housebuilding, infrastructure and reviving high streets.
BIM Today June 2022

BIM Today June 2022

Welcome to the BIM Today June 2022 edition. When the government launched the Construction Playbook, it made accelerating the development and use of platform approaches a core policy objective.

Modular Advantage Magazine July-August 2022

The latest issue of the Modular Building Institute's Modular Advantage magazine examines the effect of the proposed expansion of the Davis-Bacon Act in the United States, and how this could have major ramifications for US-based manufacturers.

How can we redefine modular construction for a new era?

Viewpoint, a leader in construction project management solutions, explores what makes this new age of offsite construction bigger and better? What can this generation of modular buildings deliver that prefabrication failed to do? And how will technology help modular become a serious player in all property construction?

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The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.

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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.

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