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Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project.
Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project.
Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!

expert reports

Don’t shoot the messenger – drafting expert reports

Peter Vinden, Chief Executive of the Vinden Partnership, offers his thoughts on the principles which underpin the requirements of an expert report.
Carillion's collapse, Unite,

Unite launches blueprint to tackle Carillion-style collapses

The UK’s largest union, Unite, has launched a blueprint in the hopes of tackling bandit capitalism in the UK economy and putting an end to future Carillion-style collapses.
King's Cross development, BAM,

BAM wins new Facebook HQ at King’s Cross

BAM Construction has been selected as the main contractor for the construction of Facebook’s new headquarters building at the King’s Cross development in London.
Pirbright Institute, Kier,

Kier awarded £50m research facility

Kier has been appointed by The Pirbright Institute to deliver a new £50m research facility at its Surrey headquarters in a project which forms part of Pirbright’s wider redevelopment of its campus.

Dorset lettings management boss banned for absuing tenant’s deposits

Lettings management director, Kari Jade Ridout has been banned from management for six years after failing to protect tenant's deposits.
Quality in construction, CIOB,

CIOB launches call for improving quality in construction

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched its “Improving Quality in the Built Environment” report, to identify what promotes or prevents delivery of quality in construction.

Households in temporary accommodation rise by 5%

The latest government figures published today show that there are currently more than 80,000 households in temporary accommodation.
ISO 44001, WYG,

WYG becomes first ISO 44001 certified contractor

Professional services firm WYG has achieved ISO 44001 certification for its work on the Army Basing Programme (ABP) for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
footbridges, Network Rail,

Network Rail reveals winner of rail footbridge design competition

Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have announced the winner and highly commended entry in the competition seeking new design ideas for footbridges.
Reserved Matters Application, New Garden Square,

£330m Edgbaston regeneration scheme moves to next stage

Plans for a £330m regeneration development in Edgbaston, Birmingham, moved one step closer to launch, with the submission of a Reserved Matters Application.
i9, Graham,

GRAHAM awarded i9 office development in Wolverhampton

GRAHAM has been appointed as the contractor on the new i9 office development set in the heart of the City of Wolverhampton Interchange.
industry standard margins, Balfour Beatty, Trading update,

Balfour Beatty hits 2-3% industry standard margins

Balfour Beatty has released its latest trading update, revealing that it has managed to achieve its goal of 2-3% industry standard margins.
housing demand

Construction sector will struggle to meet UK housing demand, says report

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report warns that the construction sector will struggle to meet housing demand.
housebuilding, birmingham,

Birmingham exceeds housebuilding target by 108%

Birmingham has exceeded the annual housebuilding targets over the last three years by 108%, revealing that confidence in the housing market in the city is improving.

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