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Bouygues UK: Streamlining supply chain applications for payment process

This eBook explains how Bouygues UK are promoting collaborative working for improved efficiency, visibility and risk management across supply chain applications for payment.
Cowie Site

Reducing waste and delivering savings at West Fraser’s Cowie site

West Fraser’s environmental efforts have enabled a 37% reduction in waste and savings of more than £24,000 in transport and disposal costs at their Cowie site.
project information

Legal disputes soar as poor project information management impacts the AEC industry  

Mail Manager research finds that one in three firms lose important project information with staff turnover, impacting the industry’s ability to defend themselves.
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Structural warranty: Reducing the risks of water ingress

This ebook from Premier Guarantee looks at how to reduce the risk of water ingress through proper design and workmanship, as well as the correct installation of building elements.
early technology adoption

Construction Talk Podcast: Winning the competitive edge with early technology adoption

In this episode of the Construction Talk Podcast, Peter Haddock sits down with Matthew Ayres, group managing director of The Bennie Group, to talk about how early technology adoption can generate and harvest data, diversity and inclusion, and new talent.
Future Buildings Standard 

Sustainability in commercial construction: Getting set for the Future Buildings Standard

In this article, Jason White, divisional director of operations at Assent Building Control explains to PBC Today the future of commercial construction ahead of the Future Buildings Standard.
uk construction inflation

UK construction inflation could be on the rise, warns Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend has warned developers that UK construction inflation will impact the viability of planned projects, as labour shortages, Brexit, and the war in Ukraine maintain pressure on prices.
Norway nuclear decommissioning program

Jacobs to lead Norway Nuclear Decommissioning Program

Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND) has selected a joint venture between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge AS to plan the Norway nuclear decommissioning program, estimated to take six years and cost NOK 1 billion ($100m).
Homes England loan

Middlewood Locks development to continue with £30m Homes England loan

The government’s housing and regeneration agency has agreed to a £30m loan to continue the transformation of Middlewood Locks in Salford, creating 189 new homes on the site.
Eilidh Imrie has been appointed as land manager for Living by Robertson

Living by Robertson appoints Eilidh Imrie as specialist land manager

Living by Robertson has recently strengthened its land buying team with the appointment of land specialist Eilidh Imrie, part of the housebuilder’s plans to quadruple the number of homes they are building annually by 2026.
Regional Construction framework

SCAPE selects contractors to £750m Regional Construction framework

Jeakins Weir, Stepnell, G F Tomlinson, Lindum Group, Ashe Construction, Conamar, Clegg Construction and R G Carter have been chosen to help local authorities and public sector organisations deliver ambitious, community-focused construction projects up to a value of £7.5m from 26 August 2022.
site workers

CIJC negotiates 5% pay increase for site workers

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC), the body responsible for negotiating the industry's pay and conditions, has agreed to a 5% pay increase for site workers covered by the Working Rule Agreement.
Fusion at Brent Cross Town

Fusion at Brent Cross Town to offer 662 rooms in £210m London student accommodation

The new north London neighbourhood of Brent Cross Town will be the home of a new £210m student accommodation with 662 private rooms, onsite gym and coffee shop, known as Fusion at Brent Cross Town.
public sector projects

Holmes Miller expands to support public sector projects in South East England

Holmes Miller has opened a new purpose-built studio in Hertfordshire, to support a pipeline of public sector projects in South East England.
the Building Safety Act 2022 offers leaseholder protections from cladding costs

Building Safety Act 2022: leaseholder protections from cladding costs

The latest update from the Building Safety Act offers leaseholder protections from cladding related costs and limits future liability for repairing other historical defects.
GMCA and Homes England will pilot the Strategic Place Partnership

Strategic Place Partnership to be piloted by Homes England and Greater Manchester

Homes England and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have entered into a Strategic Place Partnership, piloting a new model for partnership working between the government’s housing and regeneration agency and local authorities.
battery electric mixer truck

Tarmac purchases first battery electric mixer truck

As part of the company’s commitment to net zero, Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK.

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Tarmac purchases first battery electric mixer truck

As part of the company’s commitment to net zero, Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK.
Causeway software

County Contractors launch digitisation with Causeway software

County Contractors has digitised its forms, automated workflows and stored its expansive library of documents all in one place using Causeway software - Causeway Ermeo and Causeway Docs.
re-flow Field Management software rail HSE

How can field management software protect against costly HSE violations?

Find out how Re-flow Field Management Software features, such as its digital forms, can protect the railway industry against costly HSE violations.
construction progress management

FARO HoloBuilder: Construction Progress Management Solution gains widespread adoption

FARO’s HoloBuilder Construction Progress Management Solution gains widespread adoption 1 year post acquisition, including GOLDBECK ‘Enterprise’ agreement.
digital infrastructure training centre

CityFibre and O’Connor Utilities to launch digital infrastructure training centre

CityFibre have partnered with O’Connor Utilities Ltd (OCU) to launch a new digital infrastructure training centre in Sheffield, which will help people from across South Yorkshire to develop the skills they will need to begin a career in digital construction.
environmental data in BIM

New international standard for the use of environmental data in BIM

In April 2022, the international standardisation body ISO published a new standard that enables the use and availability of environmental data in BIM, sourced from environmental product declarations (EPDs).
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Understanding BIM in the UK: Changes in the UK Naming Convention and the The...

Viewpoint have started a series on the current state of BIM in the UK, from demystifying what BIM is to where to look for the latest advice and guidance surrounding BIM. This time, they explore the UK Annex, its relation to ISO 19650, and look into the naming convention in more detail.
Causeway Estimating

Causeway Estimating elected as solo solution for Interclass Plc

Causeway Estimating, the industry-standard pre-contract tendering and bidding software, has been chosen as the solo solution for Interclass Plc’s estimating team.

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THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFSITE & MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

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How does modular construction slot into the built sector?

Responsible for almost 40% of global carbon emissions, we can’t tackle climate change without changing the built sector. In this article, Harwood explains how MMC is becoming an increasingly popular tool in tackling net zero goals.
modular timber frame

Amey delivers modular timber frame building concept for HMP Kirkham

Amey has provided a new 46-cell accommodation concept building at HMP Kirkham utilising off-site production of modular timber frame buildings, reducing cost and environmental impact while minimising disruption to custodial services.
bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions awarded £4.2m bathroom pods contract with Midgard

Offsite Solutions has been appointed by Midgard to provide 839 bathroom pods for a new £260m build-to-rent neighbourhood in Hove, Sussex.
decant classrooms

Premier Modular provides decant classrooms on top of modular structure for school refurbishment

Premier Modular has delivered decant classrooms on top of a modular structure as part of a comprehensive refurbishment at Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School in Ickenham.
BOPAS Plus

Donaldson Timber Systems achieves BOPAS Plus

Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) becomes one of the first manufacturers to achieve Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme Plus (BOPAS plus).
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West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero: Perfect panels for your renovation project

Mike Keen discusses his exciting renovation project and how West Fraser's SterlingOSB Zero is the answer for perfect panels.

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PBC Today May 2022

PBC Today May 2022

Welcome to the PBC Today May 2022 edition where our expert contributors from across the architecture, engineering and construction sectors explore issues ranging from how we can realise levelling up and the cost of poor housing to the NHS to the role of social value in the built environment, improving compliance and safety, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on projects and planning.
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.

Bouygues UK: Streamlining supply chain applications for payment process

This eBook explains how Bouygues UK are promoting collaborative working for improved efficiency, visibility and risk management across supply chain applications for payment.

Structural warranty: Reducing the risks of water ingress

This ebook from Premier Guarantee looks at how to reduce the risk of water ingress through proper design and workmanship, as well as the correct installation of building elements.

Beating bad debt in construction

Bad debt remains a sad fact of life for many subcontractors in construction. Being able to spot the early signs of difficulties and react quickly are crucial in keeping cash flowing and projects on track.

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ROCKWOOL®

ROCKWOOL® is the UK’s leading manufacturer in sustainable, non-combustible stone wool insulation.

Secured by Design – Reducing crime by good design

Secured by Design is the official police security initiative that is owned by the UK Police Service, improve the security of buildings.

Arbicon – Construction Claims Consultancy specialising in Adjudication and ADR

Arbicon are Chartered Quantity Surveyors and Construction Claims Consultants specialising in Construction Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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LHC report says improved housing and public sector procurement is key...

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

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.

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