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volumetric modular

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.
accessibility

Making the built environment accessible for all

In this ebook, About Access, which has been providing advice, guidance and training on improving access for 20 years, discusses its work and the importance of broadening understanding and acceptance of accessibility issues.
Modular Advantage

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

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".
Modular Construction,

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.
Construction Case,

Spring 2020: Construction Case Update

The Spring 2020 Construction Case Update from Gateley Vinden offers a comprehensive look at the key issues in adjudication, mediation and dispute resolution in these extraordinary times.
Setting the standard for construction contracts

JCT: Setting the standard for construction contracts

This ebook from the Joint Contracts Tribunal explores some of the key issues affecting contractual issues in the construction industry against the backdrop of Covid-19.
modular advantage,

Modular Advantage: Women in modular construction

Welcome to the May-June edition of Modular Advantage from the Modular Building Institute.
SIPs,

Why SIPs are crucial to the future of the UK construction...

This ebook from Hemsec looks in detail at Structured Insulated Panels (SIPs) and why they are crucial to the future of the UK construction industry.
fabric first approach,

Debating the merits of a fabric first approach

This ebook from timber frame manufacturer Scotframe offers a detailed examination of the merits of fabric first.
Offsite Construction

2020: The year of offsite construction?

This ebook looks at the state of play for offsite construction and where it might be heading in 2020 and beyond.
Construction,

Guidance in Construction: Protecting your rights

In this ebook, Andrew Dixon, Aldermore's commercial director for specialist finance, looks at how small and medium-sized firms can navigate the tightening construction market and uncertain economic landscape.
flood protection, StormMeister

StormMeister – Flood protection solutions

This ebook offers an introduction to StormMeister, its expanding range of flood protection solutions using the patented Active Flood Seals.
construction case,

Winter Construction Case Update

In this ebook, Peter Vinden, chief executive of The Vinden Partnership, looks at some of the key issues relating to contracts and insurance in the construction industry.
VAT in construction

VAT in construction

This ebook from construction finance specialist Aldermore Bank breaks down how the new reverse VAT system will work and why it is being implemented to combat possible fraud and make the collection of VAT more efficient.
Active Flood Seal, StormMeister,

StormMeister: Active Flood Seal

In this ebook, StormMeister, looks at the company's history and explains how the Active Flood Seal works to ensure doors or barriers stay watertight.
Offsite Construction,

Offsite Construction: Innovation Nation

This ebook examines the evolution of the modular and offsite sector, looking at the efforts underway to bring about lasting change.
Summer Construction Case, adjudication,

Summer Construction Case Update

In this Summer Construction Case Update, Peter Vinden, chief executive of The Vinden Partnership, provides the latest information on a range of key issues affecting the construction sector.
Setting the standard for construction contracts

Setting the standard for construction contracts

In this ebook, Setting the Standard for Construction Contracts, JCT chairman Richard Saxon examines the British and Australian approaches to building energy performance.
Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

This ebook from Scotframe explores the benefits of offsite timber frame and how they are helping to establish it as a potentially crucial tool in tackling the UK housing crisis.
Structural Warranty,

Structural Warranty: Planning for peace of mind

Buying a home is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. A structural warranty helps to protect that investment and ensures new homeowners are not left exposed by nasty surprises. This ebook from Premier Guarantee looks at the key features of a structural warranty and efforts by the housebuilding industry to ensure greater fairness and transparency for buyers.
BIM Level 2 accreditation,

Building confidence in construction

This ebook gives a detailed overview of the Lloyd's Register BIM Level 2 accreditation process, from gap analysis to implementation audit and surveillance.
construction contracts, JCT,

JCT: From contract to construction

This ebook looks at the latest insights on construction contracts from the JCT and the evolution of its offering in an ever-changing business and political environment.
Construction disputes - to mediate or adjudicate?

Construction disputes – to mediate or adjudicate?

In this ebook, Peter Vinden, chief executive of The Vinden Partnership, offers his thoughts on how to resolve disputes while avoiding the uncertainty, expense and rancour of court proceedings
Offsite Construction

Offsite Construction

This ebook looks at the growing profile of offsite construction and some of the key agencies driving forward its adoption in housing and beyond.
Offsite Construction: Challenges and opportunities

Offsite Construction: Challenges and opportunities

The latest ebook from BLP Insurance examines the continuing development of offsite construction and modular construction.

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