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The role of the public sector in decarbonisation

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.
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Digitisation of procurement is the only way to the gold standard

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.
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How construction managers can help workers with poor mental health

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.
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Women in construction: Savannah Williams Duberry discusses her career

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.
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Contractor rights on supplementing a subcontractor’s labour

When a contractor is looking to supplement a subcontractor’s labour, there are a number of remedies and rights to consider, Arbicon explains.
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Stevenage Stoneyhall Estate benefits from Secured by Design security features

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.
August property prices fell for the first time this year, down 1.3% to an average asking price of £365,173, Rightmove has found

August property prices fall but new listings are up by 12%

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

2022 Finalists for CIOB Awards revealed

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

Scope 3 emissions guidance to better enable achieving net zero buildings

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

Amersham church refurbishment to improve facilities with £56k HS2 grant

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

£8m levelling up funding to repair A180 bridges in Grimsby

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

Drought declared across England as 20m face water restrictions

The Environmental Agency declared a drought this lunchtime across eight major regions of England after the driest summer for half a century.
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June 2022 construction output reveals a 1.4% decrease

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

Government to start naming and shaming failing landlords

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

Richard Bagnall appointed as Hayfield Human Resources Manager

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

Galliford Try selected for Northumbrian Water Chemical Dosing Framework

Galliford Try have been appointed to the Northumbrian Water Chemical Dosing Framework, as part of a project that will upgrade water and wastewater facilities.
Tilbury Douglas has completed construction on an extension at Warrington Hospital, creating a new £6.3m Same Day Emergency Care Centre

Tilbury Douglas completes construction on £6.3m Same Day Emergency Care Centre

Tilbury Douglas has completed construction on an extension at Warrington Hospital, creating a new £6.3m Same Day Emergency Care Centre.

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Tech-aided workflows for UK construction Part L compliance

In this article, Trimble Viewpoint explains to PBC Today how housebuilders are using Field View to help With Part L compliance.
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DSD Construction adopts a trio of Causeway solutions to streamline construction processes

DSD Construction has adopted a trio of Causeway solutions in order to streamline construction processes to increase productivity and profitability within the business.
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Get paid on time with Causeway Tradex e-invoicing software

Rebecca Sperti, customer relationship director, Causeway Technologies, explains how Causeway Tradex e-invoicing software can ensure prompt payments within the construction industry.
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How can digital solutions keep growth in the construction industry sustainable?

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.
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Morgan Sindall collaborate to run the Innovation Driven Procurement programme

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.
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Marshalls to be first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies

Marshalls plc has committed to becoming the first UK concrete manufacturer to adopt CarbonCure Technologies' carbon mineralisation technology.
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Causeway acquires construction telemarketing company, Enhance Consultancy

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.
Greater Manchester community sites granted free fibre broadband

Greater Manchester community sites granted free fibre broadband

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.

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THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFSITE & MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

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Has the time for UK modular housing finally come?

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.
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JV North appoints appoints modular contractors to MMC framework lot

North West housebuilding consortium, JV North has appointed eight modular contractors to its £560m modern methods of construction framework lot.
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How can factory-built homes cut carbon?

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.
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Wates bags later living contract in Hampstead Heath

Wates Construction has won a Pre-construction Services Agreement (PCSA) to build a luxury later living residence in Hampstead Heath for Riverstone
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M-AR and Housing 21 mark major milestone on Doncaster retirement project

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.
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New partnership to deliver affordable zero-carbon housing in Hastings

Modular housebuilder ilke Homes has partnered with Orbit Homes to deliver affordable zero-carbon housing in Hastings.

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PBC Today August 2022

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.
BIM Today June 2022

BIM Today June 2022

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.

Building better processes in construction with digital automation

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.

FlowForma construction report: Building the foundations of the future

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.

Modular Advantage Magazine July-August 2022

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.

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FlowForma – Construction Process Automation Experts

FlowForma are business process management, automation, workflow, and digital transformation experts.

ROCKWOOL®

ROCKWOOL® is the UK’s leading manufacturer in sustainable, non-combustible stone wool insulation.

Secured by Design – Reducing crime by good design

Secured by Design is the official police security initiative that is owned by the UK Police Service, improve the security of buildings.

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LHC report says improved housing and public sector procurement is key...

The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.

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.

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