Productive Placemaking

Productive Placemaking: Place, planning and productivity

Bob Blackman MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Building Communities, discusses its latest report, Productive Placemaking.
facilities management,

£1.1bn facilities management framework launched

Fusion21 has launched a £1.1bn workplace & facilities framework, to meet the facilities management needs of a range of public sector organisations.
Fire risk assessment, protective measures

Mitigating Covid-19 risks and how that can impact life safety equipment

As more of our buildings start to open up to more people, are the protective measures we put in place against Covid-19 going to impact our fire protective measures? Neil Budd, technical manager at the Fire Industry Association, takes a look.
building warranties,

ICW Group continues to expand its services

ICW Group has built a solid reputation within the property and construction industries and is now one of the UK’s leading providers of building warranties with A-rated cover. Find out more here.
Precision-manufactured (Precision manufacturing), PRiSM app

PRiSM: Using location data to support precision-manufactured homes

Precision-manufactured housing can solve the shortfall in affordable homes. Jami Cresser-Brown, director of creative technologies at Bryden Wood, discusses a new app developed with the GLA and Cast Consultancy that harnesses location data to support its adoption.
Braywick Park

Wates completes £33m leisure centre in Maidenhead

Braywick is the latest completion for Wates in the leisure sector, the £33m facility was built to replace the Magnet Leisure Centre.
project alpha

Mace provides consultancy services on Network Rail’s Project Alpha

Mace has secured a contract from Network Rail to provide consultancy services on Project Alpha, its railway improvement programme for the North West and Central Region.
Hampton Lakes Primary School, interserve

Interserve hands over new primary school in Peterborough

Interserve has completed the construction of a new primary school in Peterborough.


Bentley Systems, digital twins

Bentley Systems and Microsoft to accelerate digital twin innovations

Bentley Systems and Microsoft Corp will be joining forces to focus on advancing infrastructure for smart city urban planning and smart construction.
BIM standard, BRE group

BRE secures contract to expand BIM delivery in Hong Kong

BRE has won a joint bid with Advanced Construction Information Development Ltd (A.C.I.D.) to expand the delivery of BIM in Hong Kong.
Structural engineering, allplan,

ALLPLAN’s openBIM approach for structural engineering

BIM for structural engineering has typically been hampered by various issues. The lack of an integrated yet flexible design solution for the entire project team leads to inefficient working methods and manual errors. Combined with the trend towards larger projects, greater detail and freeform shapes, it is clear that structural engineering workflows need to adapt to meet all these requirements.


20 years in offsite construction and counting

Fusion Building Systems, a well-established light steel frame superstructure manufacturer, celebrates two decades in the offsite construction sector this year. Head of business development Robert Clark discusses the changes the industry has seen since the year 2000 and takes a look at what’s yet to come.
Offsite industry, offsite technology, offsite manufacturing,

Offsite construction: From cottage industry to critical constituent

With decades of experience to draw on, Cogent Consulting is incredibly busy advising on a wide range of offsite delivery issues across the UK construction sector. Managing director, Darren Richards, shares his perspective on the progression within the sector over the past five years to the present state of this evolving market.
BoKlok, modular site

BoKlok exchange contracts on fourth modular site

BoKlok UK Ltd, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced the exchange of contracts on a six-acre site in North Somerset.
Covid-19 test sites

Premier Modular to deliver 25 Covid-19 test sites

Premier Modular has won a major contract for the Department for Health and Social Care to deliver modular buildings for a further 25 Covid-19 testing sites across the UK.

The future for SIPs is brighter than ever

Significant growth for structural insulated panels (SIPs), as clients seek to construct energy-efficient homes and reduce running costs.
PBC Today August 2020,

PBC Today August 2020

Welcome to PBC Today August 2020. In this edition, we examine the continuing impact of Covid-19 on the construction industry, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call to "build, build, build", government proposals to radically overhaul the planning system and the sector's road to recovery in the "new normal".
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.

Modular Advantage: The industry’s response to Covid-19

In this special edition of Modular Advantage, the Modular Building Institute interviewed over 20 member companies around the world to see how the industry has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Building better by building smarter

Everyone wants the construction industry to go back to work but, in this new ebook, The Access Group argues that we must not simply slip back into the old "business as usual".

The evolution of volumetric modular technology

In this ebook, Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular & Portable Buildings Association, discusses the evolution of volumetric modular technology from its inception to the advanced systems that are proving increasingly popular today.



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.

Stabicad – Create 3D MEP models in Revit that are truly...

From concept to installation, Stabicad supports you to quickly produce highly-detailed 3D designs in Revit.

NHBC – warranty and insurance provider for new homes

Raising Standards. Protecting Homeowners. NHBC provide warranty and insurance for new homes across the UK to meet your needs.


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.

Copronet – We love email. Don’t we?

Copronet discuss their solution to searching documents through multiple criteria - helping to keep your construction project moving.