Adding significant value to the volumetric modular sector

The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) leads best practice protocols, the development of standards and is represented on many committees for the benefit of members.
ABC+ Warranty Winter Update

ABC+ Warranty Winter Update

The ABC+ Warranty winter update is here featuring HSBC’s approval of ABC+ 10 Year Structural Warranty, the New Home Quality Board, the new requirements for electric charging vehicle points, plus awards.
indoor air quality (iaq)

Education unions voice concerns over indoor air quality in schools

In a joint statement, six trade unions have urged the government to fund schools in tackling the ongoing indoor air quality (IAQ) crisis in school buildings.
Jemma Harris

Jemma Harris inspires women to reject job stereotypes

Actis regional sales director and Women in Construction ambassador Jemma Harris urges women to reject stereotypes and follow their dreams – whatever they may be.
educational facilities

McAvoy Group to deliver three new £40m educational facilities

The McAvoy Group is delivering three new educational facilities valued at £40m, on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).
construction lifecycle

Building on sustainability through the construction lifecycle

Dr Axel Kaufmann, CFOO & Spokesman of the Executive Board, Nemetschek Group, explores how buildings can be planned, built and managed much more sustainably over the entire construction lifecycle.
community infrastructure levy

Land of confusion? Making sense of the Community Infrastructure Levy

A lack of understanding about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is costing developers, self-builders and small builders time and money unnecessarily. Alun Oliver, managing director of property tax specialists E3 Consulting, explains how the company’s own research has illustrated the importance of acting early
loo locations

Loo locations should be accessible to all

About Access discusses the importance of loo locations at the design and construction stage in order to eliminate accessibility issues.
ancoats dispensary development

Ancoats Dispensary development appointed to EWC

Eric Wright Construction has been appointed by Great Places for the redevelopment of Ancoats Dispensary on Old Mill Street in Manchester city centre and construction will start in the coming weeks.
heritage buildings

Conserve and refurb: Reinvigorating heritage buildings

Changing briefs in a post-pandemic world recognise the value of repurposing heritage buildings, say Amy Punter, Olivia Evans and Kate Glensman of engineering consultancy Hoare Lea.
theatre refurbishment

Tilbury Douglas completes Walsall Manor Hospital theatre refurbishment

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the theatre refurbishment at Walsall Manor Hospital, on behalf of the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
new business scheme

I-Construct and BRE launch new SME business scheme

New business scheme launched by I-Construct and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to help 20 small and medium-sized businesses.



construction specific software

Viewpoint For Projects transitions to ViewpointID for single sign-on

Viewpoint for Projects (VFP) has transitioned to a dedicated authentication service for logging into the platform, named ViewpointID.
social housing sector

Could digital twins transform the social housing sector?

Helen Rogers, housing product director at global software providers Civica, looks at the potential of digital twins to deliver a better, safer, greener social housing sector across the UK.
Virtual reality

Virtual reality systems to make HS2 the ‘most reliable’ railway  

Virtual reality and real time monitoring sensors installed in HS2’s infrastructure, will make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s ‘most reliable’ railways, HS2 claims.
AEC industry

Onward and upward into 2022 for the AEC industry

How the AEC industry continues to adapt to the ever-changing project landscape - Pushed to the limits!
Excel spreadsheets

Disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management

Top disadvantages of Excel spreadsheets in construction management. What’s the cost to your business if all your spreadsheets got deleted today?
construction pipeline forecast

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases database

Construction pipeline forecast tool increases its database to over 1,500 across 20 sectors bringing value up to £11bn.
futurebuild conference programme

Futurebuild 2022 conference programme: achieving COP26 objectives

Futurebuild, the sustainable built environment event, has announced its new 2022 conference programme, which will explore how the industry can make the necessary changes to drive net zero goals.

Submissions are now open for speakers at Digital Construction Week (DCW) 2022

Europe's leading innovation and technology event for the built environment returns to ExCeL London on 18-19 May 2022 and speaker submissions for the 2022 edition of Digital Construction Week (DCW) are now being accepted.
digital tools

2022 will see more construction firms turning to digital tools

Richard Warley, CEO of BigChange, shares his thoughts on why more construction firms, particularly SMEs, will turn to digital tools to grow stronger in 2022.
digital construction week 2021

DCW’s come-back show is hailed “an unmissable gathering”

The AECO community reunited last month for the return of Digital Construction Week 2021 and it was hailed as a huge success.



modular buildings for healthcare

How modular is helping healthcare to achieve its sustainability goals

David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, discusses how modern methods of construction (MMC) are proving beneficial to the healthcare sector when it comes to supporting their sustainability goals, under the increased pressures brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Martin Burge

M-AR appoints Martin Burge as construction director

Offsite contractor M-AR welcomes Martin Burge as the new construction director.
brick laying robot

Brick laying robot secures NHBC Accepts accreditation

Construction Automation, creator of the Automatic Brick Laying Robot (ABLR), has received NHBC Accepts approval.
tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council purchases modular micro homes to tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council has purchased 29 self-contained modular one-bedroom homes from The Hill Group to help tackle homelessness.
new innovation centre

McAvoy to deliver new innovation centre at Porton Down

A new innovation centre at world renowned science hub Porton Down Science Park will be delivered by offsite manufacturing specialist The McAvoy Group.
horizon 120 business park

Construction begins on mega-factory at Horizon 120 business park in Braintree

A vast new 137,000 sqft build-off-site factory with robotic assembly lines is being built at Horizon 120 business park in Braintree by build-off-site manufacturing and construction company British Offsite, a division of volume housebuilder Weston Homes.
building lifecycles

Construction industry needs to understand the full carbon impact of building lifecycles

Matt Bennion, CEO of Reds10, states that the construction industry must turn its focus to understand the full carbon impact of building lifecycles and explores how MMC can help.


PBC Today november

PBC Today November 2021

Welcome to a packed November edition of PBC Today. As we went to press, leaders from around the globe were heading to Glasgow for COP 26. In this issue, we look at some of the issues and challenges that construction, architecture and engineering will face in order to cut emissions.
BIM Today December

BIM Today December 2021

Welcome to the December edition of BIM Today. In this publication, we explore the role of digital technology in helping the construction industry and the built environment to play their part in the UK's push to net zero emissions.

Your new home warranty guide

This ebook from Build-Zone Insurance offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to a new home warranty.

Rebuilding trust in a Post-Grenfell world

In this White Paper, UL, a global leader in safety science, looks at how the fallout from the Grenfell disaster shattered trust between tenants and landlords, building owners and contractors, construction companies and the products they use, as well as the testing and certification system meant to provide quality assurance.

Construction Case update – Autumn 2021

Welcome to the Autumn 2021 Construction Case Update from Gateley Vinden. Chief executive Peter Vinden examines collateral warranties and Hayley Sullivan, construction partner at Gateley Legal, discusses the Civil Justice Council's report on compulsive alternative dispute resolution.



Siderise Insulation Limited – Fire protection solutions

Design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions from Siderise - for facades and curtain wall applications.

Payapps: streamline payment and processes

Payapps – streamlining the management of applications for payment and the valuation process in the construction processes.

Enscape: real-time visualisation

Realise your design potential with real-time visualisation & VR with Enscape - bringing together design and visualisation workflows.


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.