HS2 has invited six firms to tender for advanced civil works (ACW), a two-part enabling works contract for the phase 2a route from the West Midlands to Crewe.
The Government’s bid to ‘build back better’ has reaffirmed an urgent need to improve construction output. Ian King, COO at Zeroignition explains why Brexit and the pandemic have together created a storm within the industry.
Builders working on a 6,700 sq ft barrel-roofed house in the Cotswolds say the Actis Hybrid insulation products they installed in it are ‘the best thing since sliced bread’.
A construction director from Arbroath, Scotland, has been banned for 7 years after failing to explain more than £700,000 worth of expenditure.
Wates Group will use modern methods of construction to build some of the UK’s first net-zero schools, supporting the country’s ambitious climate goals.
Kier has successfully completed the final phase of the Cryfield student residences at the University of Warwick.
McKinney Group has been given the green light for plans to deliver a £60m inland surfing lagoon in Manchester.
Bindloss Dawes has used West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero products to create a workshop and garages for an avid classic car collector.
Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Darlington Borough Council to deliver the £8m Innovation Central in Darlington.
Glasgow City Council has launched its 'Greenprint for Investment', a portfolio of investment projects designed to give a significant boost to the city's target to reach net-zero by 2030.
Design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has released the 2022 version of its BIM and CAD product line.
Bentley Systems’ Seequent business unit has acquired Canadian mining and exploration software company, Minalytix.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a concrete-like material made of space dust and the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
Great construction work should never be held up by poor project management. To help companies deliver more projects on schedule, within budget, stress-free, Elecosoft has launched Powerproject Collaboration Cloud.
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Cardiff University, the University of Naples Federico II and engineering company BAM Ritchies, are exploring the role of fungi in helping to prevent landslips.
Present Made has been appointed by the University of Cambridge to develop sustainable smart homes as part of its ambitious 150-hectare Eddington masteplan.
Premier Modular has achieved BOPAS accreditation for its modular living solutions, after its expansion into the residential sector.
Modular building specialist Enviro Building Solutions has completed a £2.3m three-storey modular office development for South Gloucestershire Council.
Timber frame specialist, Blue Sky Property Services has specified West Fraser’s engineered wood-based panel products to deliver a mindful eco build.
The RIBA has published new Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) guidance, acknowledging the proven potential of DfMA solutions to produce not only good outcomes but great architecture.
Welcome to the August edition of PBC Today, which explores everything from climate risk in the built environment, carbon reduction and net zero ambitions to calls for a radical new national housing policy, how the industry can cope with material shortages and the case for incentivising MMC.
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 this new ebook, the Access Group argues that the lack of supply, when combined with emerging challenges and barriers at home and internationally, mean the construction industry must now accept that the old ways of working alone are not going to solve the problem.
Automist by Plumis is an award-winning fire suppression system, designed for cost efficient construction of modular homes.
Asite has launched a research report examining how the construction industry can adapt to survive, using digital technologies in the face of Covid-19.