green schemes,

Chancellor to unveil £3bn investment in green schemes

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to unveil a £3bn investment in green schemes to generate jobs, upgrade buildings and guard the environment.
building maintenance,

New partnership to accelerate building maintenance technology

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has teamed up with the Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies in the building maintenance sector.
Electric forklift

HS2 trials UK’s first electric forklift

HS2 is pioneering the UK’s first electric forklift on one of its major construction sites to support the country’s green economic recovery.
About Access

Frustrating flashback shows work to be done to improve access

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, takes a lockdown look at the lack of progress over the last 10 years.
construction PMI,

Rise in UK construction output indicates ‘sector’s increasing health’

Construction PMI data for June revealed a sharp turnaround in the performance of the UK construction industry, as the phased restart of work helps lift output volumes.
contractual disputes, Conflict Avoidance Pledge,

Federations call for collaborative approach to avoid construction disputes

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) confirm their support for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP), a scheme aimed at resolving contractual disputes.
construction apprenticeship,

Government must prevent construction apprenticeship crisis, says Unite

Unite is calling on the government to extend apprentice wage support and repurpose the construction apprenticeship levy to fund all first year apprentices’ pay to safeguard jobs.
BT headquarters, London Planning

New BT headquarters transformation gets go-ahead

The City of London Planning & Transportation Committee has approved the transformation of the former 1980s BT headquarters.

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JCT Online,

Digital first with JCT Online

JCT has been adopting a ‘digital first’ approach for customers using the JCT Online Store to make it easier for those who have been working with construction contracts during the lockdown period.
Common data environment,

Asite integrates with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet

Common data environment provider, Asite has integrated with Microsoft Teams and Google Meet as part of new wave of tools to support clients during Covid-19.
BIM, standards,

Why do we need standards for BIM?

Why standards? I hear you say. Why do we need standards such as ISO 19650 when we talk about BIM and all other codes of practice and guidance? Why can’t I just get on with my journey and do my job?

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFSITE & MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Welfare facilities, large construction sites

Welfare facilities for large construction sites

Debra Colley, marketing coordinator at welfare facilities provider Wernick Group, provides a ‘dummies guide’ for large construction site set-ups.
modular housing, CHIC

CHIC launches £2bn modular housing framework

The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) is procuring three contracts for the manufacturing, supply and erection of new modular housing as part of a £2bn framework.
Light steel frame, manufacturer,

Light steel frame: Managing risk, quality and performance

Improving levels of occupant safety and increasing build quality are under the microscope. Here, Steve Thompson, managing director of EOS, considers the responsibility of manufacturers.
Commercial Modular Construction,

Modular Building Institute: The voice of commercial modular construction

As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™, it is MBI’s mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices.
housing development, BoKlok,

BoKlok UK gains approval for sustainable development in Bristol

BoBlok UK, the joint venture between Skanska and IKEA, has been granted planning permission for its first UK housing development in Bristol.
PBC Today May

PBC Today May 2020

Welcome to PBC Today May 2020. In this edition, we examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the construction industry, from contract issues and handling site shutdowns to looking ahead to how the sector can contribute to the recovery.
BIM Today June 2020

BIM Today June 2020

In the June edition of BIM Today, with the UK still in lockdown due to Covid-19, this issue takes a look forward to a future hopefully not too far away as we return to some kind of normal.

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.

Modular construction: Has its moment arrived?

In this ebook, Nick Johns, head of digital manufacturing - UK at Graitec, examines the case for modular construction as a game-changer that will shift many aspects of building activity away from traditional projects to offsite, precision manufacturing-led production.

Predictive Weather and Climate Analytics

This ebook from MetSwift looks at how AI, machine learning and analytics, can provide accurate weather insights to inform construction processes.

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ConQuest: Intuitive estimating software trusted by estimators, quantity surveyors and finance teams ConQuest estimating software is used by main contractors and subcontractors to cut admin, reduce...

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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.

Build Aviator help to create your ideal kitchen design

With the importance of good kitchen design in our homes, Build Aviator help to deliver with their software and support services.

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