Keith Waller, XeroPoint,

CIH director appointed non-executive chairman at XeroPoint

Keith Waller, lead director of the Construction Innovation Hub, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of XeroPoint’s board.
Merritts Brook Primary School in Frankley,

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.
Costain, COVID-19,

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.
tower crane,

CPA issues safety alert for tower crane owners amid site closures

In the face of COVID-19 site closures, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released guidance on how tower crane owners and users should leave cranes out of service for potentially lengthy periods.
Temporary hospital, covid-19

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.
construction site,

How to close your construction site safely

Working with the Construction Coronavirus Taskforce, the Construction Leadership Council has developed guidance to ensure the safe closure of construction sites.
building services, coronavirus

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.
contractual issues,

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.

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL CONSTRUCTON

Autodesk Platinum Awards,

Graitec wins Autodesk Platinum Awards for fifth consecutive year

Graitec has won the Autodesk Platinum Awards for the fifth consecutive year, for ‘Top Reseller in Net Subscription Growth’ from the UK and additionally, and a second award for ‘Highest Customer Adoption Rate’ in Canada.
Bentley Systems, GroupBC, digital twins, CDE,

Bentley Systems acquires GroupBC to advance collaborative BIM

Bentley Systems has acquired GroupBC to better serve engineers, contractors, and owners and to advance CDEs through digital twins.

What is holding back BIM?

Damian O'Neill, director of Lyons O'Neill, takes a look at how BIM is being applied in UK construction and the barriers it faces.

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFSITE & MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

offsite construction, MARS Satellite Radiology Clinic,

New hospital in Denmark embraces offsite construction

Latvian-based modular construction company, Forta PRO, has completed the MARS Satellite Radiology Clinic building using offsite construction.

Structural Insulated Panel Systems: Delivering energy efficient buildings

The dynamic and fast-moving pace of the structural timber sector delivers a vast array of buildings through innovative construction methods. Here, Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, discusses the benefits of Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS).
offsite construction,

New report quantifies benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA and the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology have launched a new report quantifying the benefits of offsite construction.
Modular buildings, NHS,

How modular healthcare facilities could alleviate NHS pressures

Modular buildings can be viewed as a cost-effective solution to improving and increasing NHS facilities, Alan Wilson, managing director of ModuleCo Healthcare explores further.
modular homes,

Larnook wins specialist labour contract on modular homes scheme

Project management and construction business, Larnook has secured a contract to provide specialist labour to complete 73 modular homes in Blackburn for Places for People.
PBC Today February,

PBC Today February 2020

Welcome to the PBC Today February 2020. In this issue, we shine a light on the planning landscape, legal issues for construction, modular construction's potential in 2020, digital transformation in FM and much more!
BIM Today,

BIM Today March 2020

In this edition of BIM Today, we look at the role of digital transformation in achieving a sustainable future, the evolution of the digital twin, how to cope with the ever-growing flow of data from smart buildings and a pioneering research project into 7D BIM.

Debating the merits of a fabric first approach

This ebook from timber frame manufacturer Scotframe offers a detailed examination of the merits of fabric first.

2020: The year of offsite construction?

This ebook looks at the state of play for offsite construction and where it might be heading in 2020 and beyond.

Guidance in Construction: Protecting your rights

In this ebook, Andrew Dixon, Aldermore's commercial director for specialist finance, looks at how small and medium-sized firms can navigate the tightening construction market and uncertain economic landscape.

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Easter offers on Build Aviator’s estimating service – 30th March until...

Build Aviator estimating service is on offer for the Easter period - perfect for your planning and construction projects.

Actis invites roofers to enjoy free CPD training at RCI show

The free CPD training sessions for roofers being offered by Actis are available for up-to-date compliance with a focus on products.

Advantage Insurance (AHCI) takes a look at Permitted Development Rights

Discussing Permitted Development Rights to convert office buildings to residential use and the benefits that they bring to resolve housing issues.

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