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.
upper trinity street

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.
road maintenance, digital twins

Joint venture to create sustainable road maintenance schemes

Costain, Highways England and the University of Cambridge will work together to develop sustainable roads using digital twins, intelligent materials, data science and robotic monitoring.
building safety bill

Building Safety Bill: What next?

Following the publication of the Building Safety Bill, Martin Barrett, business development manager of building control at Premier Guarantee takes a look at what’s to come.
Cost of construction,

Major UK cities set to see construction costs soar

Over the next two years, cities in the UK are set to see the cost of construction rise as labour shortages and disruption to supply chains from Covid-19 are exacerbated by a Government agenda focussing investment outside the South.
Ness Castle, Inverness school

Kier to build £15m Ness Castle primary school in Inverness

Kier has been appointed by The Highland Council to design and build their new £15m Ness Castle primary school and nursery in Inverness.
modular homes kent

L&G secures Kent site to deliver 153 modular homes

Legal & General Modular Homes has partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Broadstairs, Kent for the development of 153 modular homes.
cybersecurity, cyber-attacks, cyber, C-suite

Protecting infrastructure from cyber-attacks: A compliance or risk-based approach

The NIS Regulations 2018 do an important job in helping to protect the UK’s key national critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks, but does following these regulations alone do enough to protect us? Sandra Connery, principal cybersecurity consultant at Atkins explores.
work at height

Construction company fined £30k for work at height breach

A construction company has been fined £30,000 for failing to comply with work at height regulations after a worker fell from a garage roof.
new build framework

Hunt begins for developers to deliver £1.5bn new build framework

Housing developers are now able to apply for a new four-year, £1.5bn new build framework to deliver public sector projects.
Dorset hospital expansion,

Willmott Dixon secures £7.8m hospital expansion in Dorset

Procured using the SCAPE framework, Willmott Dixon has been appointed to remodel and expand Dorset Country Hospital’s emergency department.
garden community,

Developer appointed for 9,000-home Essex garden community

Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, has been appointed development partner for a new 9,000-home garden community in East Colchester, Essex.


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.

Partnership to explore 5G’s potential in property and infrastructure sectors

The new programme sees BAM Nuttall and AE Aerospace, working with 5PRING, to set a series of challenges for innovative start-ups and SMEs to solve using 5G.


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.
timber construction, timber frame construction, sustainable construction

Sustainable timber construction: Why the UK needs to be all in

Timber’s green credentials mean the UK has to get fully behind its wider adoption for sustainable construction, says Malcolm Thomson of Scotframe.
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.