high-speed rail stations

Building Indonesia’s new high-speed rail stations

Some would say that delivering four new high-speed rail (HSR) train stations in just 36 months is impossible. Yet between Jakarta and Bandung, the engineering and construction teams at PT Wijaya Karya are doing just that.
Baroness Tessa Blackstone

Orbit chair Baroness Tessa Blackstone announces retirement

Group board chair the Rt Hon. Baroness Tessa Blackstone has announced her retirement and will be replaced by David Weaver.
psychological health

Battling mental health issues in the construction industry

We hear from blu-3 about the construction industry's battle with mental health issues and how one app is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the risk of mental illness.
logistics park

Winvic Construction appointed to deliver Link Logistics Park in Ellesmere Port

The brownfield site will be converted into Link Logistics Park, consisting of a single unit and industrial space spanning more than 760,000 sq., making it the biggest single cross-docked warehouse being developed in the UK this year.
Peartree Hostel

WILL+Partners appointed to design new Peartree Hostel

WILL+Partners Architects has been appointed by charity and housing provider One YMCA, to deliver a new Peartree Hostel in Hertfordshire.
cpd training

Popular CPDs highlight how Actis Hybrid offers “insulation one-stop-shop”

Insulation specialist Actis has unveiled its 2022 programme of CPD training which, as well as providing essential information on addressing thermal bridging and compliance, illustrates how the Hybrid system offers a “one-stop” insulation and membrane shop.
information management

The real cost of losing an email and how to protect yourself

Michele D’Andrea Rodrigues from Mail Manager advises how you can protect yourself against a dispute in the event of losing important files such as emails.
clinical buildings

Kier to construct new clinical buildings at Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kier to deliver £92.8m new clinical buildings at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.
diversity and inclusion

How the construction industry can improve equality, diversity, and inclusion

Yvonne Howard is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at EW Group, a full-service diversity and inclusion consultancy. In this article, she discusses ways that the construction industry can improve its equality, diversity, and inclusion policies, and what the benefits and pitfalls could be for the sector.
Covent Garden building

BAM bags £110m refurbishment of landmark Covent Garden building

Seaforth has appointed BAM to deliver the £110m refurbishment of Space House, a landmark Grade II listed Covent Garden building.
new year promotions

New year promotions at Pegasus

All throughout the company, colleagues at Pegasus have been recognised for their efforts and commitment to the business and promoted accordingly.
Ian Redmayne

Ian Redmayne joins Buro Happold as Saudi-based Partner

Ian Redmayne has been appointed as partner at engineering, consultancy and advisory practice Buro Happold, helping to drive growth across its Saudi Arabia business.



Virtual reality

Virtual reality systems to make HS2 the ‘most reliable’ railway  

Virtual reality and real time monitoring sensors installed in HS2’s infrastructure, will make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s ‘most reliable’ railways, HS2 claims.
AEC industry

Onward and upward into 2022 for the AEC industry

How the AEC industry continues to adapt to the ever-changing project landscape - Pushed to the limits!
Excel spreadsheets

Disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management

Top disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management. What’s the cost to your business if all your spreadsheets got deleted today?
construction pipeline forecast

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases database

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases its database to over 1,500 across 20 sectors bringing value up to £11bn.
futurebuild conference programme

Futurebuild 2022 conference programme: achieving COP26 objectives

Futurebuild, the sustainable built environment event, has announced its new 2022 conference programme, which will explore how the industry can make the necessary changes to drive net zero goals.

Submissions are now open for speakers at Digital Construction Week (DCW) 2022

Europe's leading innovation and technology event for the built environment returns to ExCeL London on 18-19 May 2022 and speaker submissions for the 2022 edition of Digital Construction Week (DCW) are now being accepted.
digital tools

2022 will see more construction firms turning to digital tools

Richard Warley, CEO of BigChange, shares his thoughts on why more construction firms, particularly SMEs, will turn to digital tools to grow stronger in 2022.
digital construction week 2021

DCW’s come-back show is hailed “an unmissable gathering”

The AECO community reunited last month for the return of Digital Construction Week 2021 and it was hailed as a huge success.
BIM 3D, MEP contractors

Why BIM 3D Modelling & Spatial Coordination is crucial for MEP Contractors

A modern way to design, build and manage construction projects – or a compulsion? How 3D modelling and spatial coordination for MEP contractors can create greater business opportunities.

How HBS Group Southern always stay one step ahead

Charles Bull, group operations director at HBS Group Southern explores how granular and real-time insights have allowed the subcontractor to put customers first and stay one step ahead of the competition.



brick laying robot

Brick laying robot secures NHBC Accepts accreditation

Construction Automation, creator of the Automatic Brick Laying Robot (ABLR), has received NHBC Accepts approval.
tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council purchases modular micro homes to tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council has purchased 29 self-contained modular one-bedroom homes from The Hill Group to help tackle homelessness.
new innovation centre

McAvoy to deliver new innovation centre at Porton Down

A new innovation centre at world renowned science hub Porton Down Science Park will be delivered by offsite manufacturing specialist The McAvoy Group.
horizon 120 business park

Construction begins on mega-factory at Horizon 120 business park in Braintree

A vast new 137,000 sqft build-off-site factory with robotic assembly lines is being built at Horizon 120 business park in Braintree by build-off-site manufacturing and construction company British Offsite, a division of volume housebuilder Weston Homes.
building lifecycles

Construction industry needs to understand the full carbon impact of building lifecycles

Matt Bennion, CEO of Reds10, states that the construction industry must turn its focus to understand the full carbon impact of building lifecycles and explores how MMC can help.
the UK construction industry

Why MMC can help ease pressure on the UK construction industry

John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate, Aldermore, explores how modern methods of construction (MMC) can help ease the current pressures felt by the UK construction industry.
offsite design technology

M-AR takes outside the box approach to offsite collaboration

Leading lights from the offsite construction sector came together at an event hosted by innovative offsite contractor M-AR this autumn to plot a totally new approach to affordable housing development.


PBC Today november

PBC Today November 2021

Welcome to a packed November edition of PBC Today. As we went to press, leaders from around the globe were heading to Glasgow for COP 26. In this issue, we look at some of the issues and challenges that construction, architecture and engineering will face in order to cut emissions.
BIM Today December

BIM Today December 2021

Welcome to the December edition of BIM Today. In this publication, we explore the role of digital technology in helping the construction industry and the built environment to play their part in the UK's push to net zero emissions.

Your new home warranty guide

This ebook from Build-Zone Insurance offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to a new home warranty.

Rebuilding trust in a Post-Grenfell world

In this White Paper, UL, a global leader in safety science, looks at how the fallout from the Grenfell disaster shattered trust between tenants and landlords, building owners and contractors, construction companies and the products they use, as well as the testing and certification system meant to provide quality assurance.

Construction Case update – Autumn 2021

Welcome to the Autumn 2021 Construction Case Update from Gateley Vinden. Chief executive Peter Vinden examines collateral warranties and Hayley Sullivan, construction partner at Gateley Legal, discusses the Civil Justice Council's report on compulsive alternative dispute resolution.



Siderise Insulation Limited – Fire protection solutions

Design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions from Siderise - for facades and curtain wall applications.

Payapps: streamline payment and processes

Payapps – streamlining the management of applications for payment and the valuation process in the construction processes.

Enscape: real-time visualisation

Realise your design potential with real-time visualisation & VR with Enscape - bringing together design and visualisation workflows.


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.