Skanska puts electric vehicle policy into action

Skanska UK has taken a major step towards its target to become carbon neutral by 2045 with the introduction of a radically new electric vehicle (EV) company car policy.
Building Safety Bill,

Building Safety Bill welcomed but ‘more detail needed’

The government must improve on the detail if it is to prove that its new Building Safety Bill will drive reform in the industry, according to a new report by the HCLG.
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Addressing the barriers faced by social landlords

As part of Homes UK 2020, social landlords and local authorities will be able to access technical advice on energy efficiency measures and delivering MMC for social housing projects via LHC’s virtual stand and online talks.
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Immersive 4D technology to boost worksite safety on HS2

HS2 has joined forces with Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) and 3D Repo to boost worksite safety by implementing immersive 4D technology.
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Building the foundations for AI in construction

The use of big data and reliance on machine learning capability are becoming standard project control tools. Niru Sundararajah, a data scientist for Aecom’s Cost Intelligence Europe team, shares his perspective on how solid foundations for data management are crucial to successful analytical outcomes using AI in construction.
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BAM agrees supply deal with Polypipe

BAM Nuttall and BAM Construct UK have signed a solus agreement with Polypipe to supply drainage products to all of BAM's infrastructure and building projects in the UK.
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Wates launches social housing energy service

Wates has launched a new service which will help social landlords to prepare their housing stock to meet zero carbon obligations.
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Spending Review: Sunak warns ‘economic emergency has only just begun’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed the economic cost of the government’s response to Covid-19 and unveils the new National Infrastructure Strategy.

Esh Construction to build new Travelodge at Cobalt Business Park

Esh Construction will build a £3.6m 80-bed Travelodge at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside.

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL CONSTRUCTON

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BIM blends the old and new in Edinburgh

Using a BIM model streamlines collaboration and provides benefits in the successful building design of the first Virgin Hotel in Europe The new Virgin Hotel in Edinburgh is a flagship project that involves the redevelopment of three existing Grade A listed buildings and a new build to create a five-star...
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Digital twins, data quality and digital skills

Like many industries, engineering and construction is seeing a greater digitisation of the sector that is being driven both externally and internally. At the heart of this change lies a growing interest in using data across built asset projects. Frank Weiss, senior director at Oracle Construction and Engineering explains.
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Penguen to support Asite with its European expansion

Construction technology and consulting company, Penguen, will support Asite with its European expansion.

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFSITE & MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

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METALOQ: An innovative modular framing system

METALOQ is a modular framing system whereby ‘kits of parts’ are made by steel fabricators and shipped to modular builders. Find out more here.
modular buildings

Premier Modular doubles Covid test centre contract

Premier Modular’s contract to deliver modular buildings for Covid-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.
SIPs

Growth in demand for SIPs-built garden rooms & home offices

Hemsec responds to significant growth in demand as homeowners turn to structural insulated panels (SIPs)-built garden rooms and home offices.
Insulated Concrete Forms, UNiBLOCK,

UNiBLOCK’s Insulated Concrete Forms revolution

For years, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) have been playing on the margins of the UK’s construction sector. That is all about to change, according to Leslie Dawson, managing director of UNiBLOCK.
Modular homes,

Modular homes craned into place for homeless families in Barking

20 new modular homes have been craned into place in Barking and Dagenham to house local homeless people.
PBC Today November

PBC Today November 2020

PBC Today November 2020 brings you a wealth of insight and opinion exploring planning, BIM and construction as the UK prepares to enter a second national lockdown.
BIM Today September 2020

BIM Today September 2020

Welcome to the September edition of BIM Today. This issue looks at some of the increasingly diverse and innovative applications of BIM, IoT, machine learning and other digital construction techniques around the world.

How insulated metal-faced panels influence UK commercial construction

This new ebook from Hemsec looks at insulated metal-faced panels (IMPs) and explains how these often-overlooked materials can make a major difference to commercial construction in the UK.

Modular Advantage: The industry around the world

This edition of Modular Advantage from the Modular Building Institute looks at the growing international presence of offsite and modular construction In recent years, the...

Modular Advantage: The innovation edition

This edition of Modular Advantage puts the spotlight on innovation and the seismic changes being brought about in construction.

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Vectorworks, Inc – design and BIM software provider

Vectorworks, Inc. is a design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries.

BuildSafe – Independent broker of structural warranties

BuildSafe is the UK's largest independent broker of structural warranties. We help property professionals understand & navigate the warranty market.

Nemetschek Group – digital transformation in the AEC industry

Providing software solutions, the Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the construction industry using Open BIM.

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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.

How can the construction industry optimise digital engineering?

Advanced building materials, smart buildings, BIM, digital twins, and modern methods of construction are amongst the more transformative technologies set to shape digital engineering.

Building Resilience: Rethinking our approach to construction

This report by Asite provides a snapshot of the future trends shaping the industry, the opportunities and issues it faces in 2020 and exemplifies the virtues of a regionally engaged and globally responsive approach.

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