According to the UKGBC, around 400m tonnes of materials are used by the UK construction industry each year. New eco-friendly building techniques such as modular construction are predicted to play a key role in reducing the carbon footprint of the sector and improving its sustainability credentials. Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the MPBA, makes a case for modular in shaping a more sustainable future.
Nottingham City Council has appointed Countryside to build over 350 homes, 108 of which will be new council homes for affordable rent, subject to planning permission.
Construction industry leaders have called for an acceleration of rules relaxing requirements for Covid-19 self-isolation for double-vaccinated workers.
London’s Canary Wharf, home to the European headquarters of Barclays, Citigroup, HSBC and many other businesses is currently operating at 10% capacity, with most employees working from home. To put that in perspective, that’s about 12,000 people of the total 125,000 workforce using the commercial buildings.
Engineers working on HS2 have now begun excavating the first of five shafts that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the ten-mile tunnels under the Chiltern hills.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed a partnership deal with St. Modwen to build 5,000 energy efficient homes on disused industrial land over the next decade.
Graham has appointed a new head of equality, diversity & inclusion as part of its aim to be an industry leader for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR).
The Routemap for Zero Avoidable Waste identifies the action that everyone involved in the construction sector can take to help deliver a lower carbon, more efficient industry.
Cleveland Bridge, a structural engineer founded 144 years ago, has fallen into administration, as administrators say the Covid-19 pandemic is to blame.
The Department for Education has revealed the 50 new schools which have landed a place on the government’s school rebuilding programme.
Phillip Lidgerton, managing director of Building Materials Nationwide Ltd, explains why the building materials shortage presents an acute problem for construction.
Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, senior director of EMEA at Procore, looks at how unlocking real-time insight can better harness data and accelerate a new era of smarter construction.
3D design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks has joined the Open Geospatial Consortium to offer its expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows.
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.
Collida, a Willmott Dixon company, has signed a five-year partnership with Architype, to develop a new generation of sustainable homes using MMC solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LABC - Delivering impartial and professional building control services throughout England and Wales in order to meet regulations.
Buildots is an innovative construction tech start-up created with the aim of providing the equivalent of a ‘mission control room’ for construction sites.
Asite has launched a research report examining how the construction industry can adapt to survive, using digital technologies in the face of Covid-19.