The public sector faces a significant challenge in transitioning to net zero. The UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum recently held a panel discussion looking at some of the key issues including funding and the impact of the skills shortage.
Eighteen months on from the publication of the Construction Playbook, just how well is the industry doing in meeting the needs for increased digitisation of procurement? Julian Penna, product owner for MyPagabo, says that while the pieces of the puzzle are all there, the industry as a whole is still a few steps away from completing the jigsaw.
Despite the on-going mental health crisis, recent talk around how builders are “going woke” is now reversing the small progress the industry had made in tackling its high suicide rates and cases of poor mental health. Lee Mills of Citation discusses the Building Minds campaign, which aims to equip construction managers with the tools to help the struggling workforce.
In this article, Savannah Williams Duberry, architectural assistant apprentice at L&Q tells PBC Today about her role in the sector, women in construction, and attracting new talent.
When a contractor is looking to supplement a subcontractor’s labour, there are a number of remedies and rights to consider, Arbicon explains.
Stevenage’s Stoneyhall Estate continues to benefit from the Secured by Design Gold Award that it received for its security features over 12 years after the development was completed.
Tarmac’s bog restoration project at Swarth Moor SSSI has documented record numbers of a threatened species of newt, proving the ‘re-wetting’ of the bog was a success.
August property prices fell for the first time this year, down 1.3% to an average asking price of £365,173, Rightmove has found.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced the 2022 finalists for the CIOB Awards, which will take place on 28 September in London.
The new Scope 3 emissions guidance sets out how the emissions of buildings in operation can achieve net zero carbon and meet COP26 carbon reduction targets.
The Amersham church refurbishment of St Michael and All Angels Church Hall will include electric vehicle charging points, LED lighting and electric water heaters.
An £8m boost of funding to repair A180 bridges connecting Grimsby and Immingham has been announced by the Levelling Up Secretary Greg Clark.
The Environmental Agency declared a drought this lunchtime across eight major regions of England after the driest summer for half a century.
June 2022 construction output has revealed a 1.4% decrease, marking the first since October 2021 following seven consecutive months of growth.
The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced it will start naming and shaming failing landlords on government social media.
The Solihull-based housebuilder has appointed Richard Bagnall as the new Hayfield Human Resources Manager, as it prepares to deliver 500 homes in middle England.
Galliford Try have been appointed to the Northumbrian Water Chemical Dosing Framework, as part of a project that will upgrade water and wastewater facilities.
In this article, Trimble Viewpoint explains to PBC Today how housebuilders are using Field View to help With Part L compliance.
DSD Construction has adopted a trio of Causeway solutions in order to streamline construction processes to increase productivity and profitability within the business.
Rebecca Sperti, customer relationship director, Causeway Technologies, explains how Causeway Tradex e-invoicing software can ensure prompt payments within the construction industry.
Matthew Jones, founder of Open ECX, discusses resilience and growth in the construction industry and how to keep it sustainable with the help of digital solutions.
Morgan Sindall, alongside Nottingham Trent University with funding from CITB are collaborating to run the Innovation Driven Procurement (IDP) to help small construction firms drive innovation in construction.
Marshalls plc has committed to becoming the first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies' carbon mineralisation technology.
Causeway Technologies has acquired specialist construction telemarketing company Enhance Consultancy, as part of its journey to link every stage of the construction process with technology.
17 Greater Manchester community sites have been granted free fibre broadband connectivity until 2025, as part of a digital infrastructure and inclusion programme from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Virgin Media Business.
Make UK Modular launched in December 2021 as the voice of volumetric modular housebuilders. Head of policy Steve Cole discusses the state of play for the sector and the outlook for delivering greener, faster, better homes.
North West housebuilding consortium, JV North has appointed eight modular contractors to its £560m modern methods of construction framework lot.
Modular construction is playing a vital role in the construction sector’s battle to cut carbon emissions with factory-built homes, says Nick Hillard, ESG lead at Tide Construction.
Wates Construction has won a Pre-construction Services Agreement (PCSA) to build a luxury later living residence in Hampstead Heath for Riverstone
M-AR and Housing 21 have reached a major milestone on their latest Doncaster retirement project, which will be the largest net-zero retirement living scheme in England when complete.
Welcome to the PBC Today August 2022 edition. This month we explore the future of many key policy areas, from levelling up and net zero to housebuilding, infrastructure and reviving high streets.
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.
Process automation is imperative in today’s market. In this eBook, we explore how the construction industry can automate a wide range of processes across a broad scope of departments.
Digital transformation has risen on the agenda for many construction firms, becoming a high-priority initiative to maintain competitiveness in a tough market. Executives are aware of the benefits of digitisation, and most firms have digital solutions in place – at some level.
The latest issue of the Modular Building Institute's Modular Advantage magazine examines the effect of the proposed expansion of the Davis-Bacon Act in the United States, and how this could have major ramifications for US-based manufacturers.
The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.