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Vectorworks launches 2022 BIM and CAD product line

Design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has released the 2022 version of its BIM and CAD product line.
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Michael Gove appointed as new housing secretary

Michael Gove has been named the new minister for housing, communities and local government, replacing Robert Jenrick who was removed from the role.
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Project profession body launches CPD tool and guidance

Association for Project Management (APM) has launched a new tool to support members plan, track and reflect every stage of their development.
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Robert Jenrick removed as housing secretary in cabinet reshuffle

Robert Jenrick has been sacked from his position as housing secretary in prime minister Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle.
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Morgan Sindall hands over new Derby school project

Morgan Sindall Construction has completed the £7.6m Castleward Spencer Academy, a primary school in Derby city centre which will provide the area with vital additional school capacity.
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Bentley Systems acquires mining and exploration software specialists

Bentley Systems’ Seequent business unit has acquired Canadian mining and exploration software company, Minalytix.
facilities management services

Mitie begins Swansea University facilities management contract

Mitie has kicked off a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management services for Swansea University, worth £2.4m a year.
Bob Tong, WSP,

Lendlease infrastructure director joins WSP as head of planning

WSP has appointed Bob Tong, former infrastructure director at Lendlease, as its head of planning in the UK.
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Concrete-like material developed from space dust and astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a concrete-like material made of space dust and the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.

Gatwick commits to equal opportunities for women in STEM

Gatwick has committed to providing roles for women in STEM, the airport has recruited two male and two female engineering apprentices for its 2021 cohort.
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Godwin submits plans for new homes in Shepshed, Leicestershire

Godwin Developments today has submitted outline plans for new family homes on land south of Ashby Road Central, in the Leicestershire town of Shepshed.
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Unite secures access agreement on Align’s HS2 sites

HS2’s main contractor Align has agreed to allow Unite officials to visit the welfare facilities of its sites and speak to workers during their breaks.


project management software

Elecosoft launches Powerproject Collaboration Cloud

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.
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Study to explore how fungi could prevent landslips

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.

Partnership secures funding to re-imagine BIM in housebuilding

OpenBIM specialist xbim and property logbook company Chimni have been awarded an InnovateUK grant to re-imagine BIM use in the housebuilding industry.


Modern Methods for modern projects: How MMC enhance construction techniques

Derek Orr, Balfour Beatty’s project director of new nuclear and major projects, discusses the company’s approach to offsite manufacturing, DfMA and looks at how this was applied on the Hinkley nuclear plant project.
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Wernick lands £8.2m project for Queen Alexandra Hospital

Wernick Buildings has secured an £8.2m contract to deliver a modular building for the Queen Alexandra hospital in Portsmouth.
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[VIDEO] Steelworks bridge installation underway at Brent Cross

The new station at Brent Cross has entered its next phase of construction, as VolkerFitzpatrick begins the installation of steelwork needed to build the station’s concourse.

SterlingOSB Zero helps specifiers and builders meet environmental targets

One Oriented Strand Board (OSB) product may seem much like any other. In reality it is worth checking before specifying, especially if you want to score eco points. When it comes to being green, West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero stands out.
PBC Today August 2021

PBC Today August 2021

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.
BIM Today

BIM Today June 2021

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.

The future of housebuilding and construction

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.

Premier Guarantee: Pre-plaster

This Pre-plaster ebook by Premier Guarantee gathers together Technical Updates offering additional guidance on a number of key areas.

Premier Guarantee technical updates: Roofs

This ebook brings together a collection of Technical Updates from Premier Guarantee covering roof design, installation, maintenance and performance standards to satisfy its warranty scheme.



Digital Construction Week is back this November

Join us from 24-25 November for Europe’s leading innovation and technology event for the built environment, live and in-person at ExCeL London

Automist – Intelligent Fire Suppression from Plumis

Automist by Plumis is an award-winning fire suppression system, designed for cost efficient construction of modular homes.

West Fraser – wood-based panel products

West Fraser is a world-leading manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products used extensively throughout construction, furniture and DIY industries.


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.