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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!

connected vehicle

Costain wins connected vehicle technology contract

Costain has been awarded a technology contract to design, install and implement one of the UK’s first pilot connected vehicle corridors on a live road
training and career

Kier reveals success of training and career initiative

Kier's training and careers initiative set out to provide greater opportunities within the construction sector and to close the skills gap.
Design Services Framework

Network rail seeks contractors for £650m Design Services Framework

Network Rail is seeking suppliers to provide design, technical and engineering consultancy services worth up to £650m across its Design Services Framework
stress managment

Trades workers among worst in UK for managing stress

Recent research has revealed that one in two workers within the construction and plumbing industries are not doing anything to help their stress management.
bypass

New Congleton bypass approved by DfT

Thousands of drivers in Congleton are set to benefit from faster journeys thanks to a new bypass
Hackitt Report

GDPR and the Hackitt Report: Earthquakes reshaping industries

The GDPR and the Hackitt Review may deal with very different areas but both call for systemic change in business processes and putting people at the heart of decision-making. Jonathan Hunter, chief operating officer of Elecosoft, looks at the similarities between the new European law and a post-Grenfell world
Heritage database

Using modern technology to protect and plan for heritage places

Lincoln is using a purpose-built online heritage database to help planners, developers and property owners understand the city’s historic environment while protecting its rich heritage. Kieron Manning of the City of Lincoln Council and Annabel Enriquez of the Getty Conservation Institute discuss the project’s development
younger generation

Construction industry calls for younger generation to join the sector

According to recent research form Arcadis, Britain's construction sector needs younger generations to get join  the industry to meet growing demands.
Help to Buy scheme

Figures reveal wealthier households benefit from Help to Buy scheme

Thousands of households earning more than £100,000 a year are benefitting from the government’s Help to Buy scheme to get on the property ladder, leading to calls for the programme to be reformed
Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Government agrees to fund Midland Metropolitan Hospital

The government has revealed it will provide funding for the completion of building work at Midland Metropolitan Hospital after work stopped following the collapse of original contractor Carillion
affordable homes

The Mayor of London seeks to tackle housing affordability

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plans to deliver 10,000 council homes over the next four years are a welcome step in the right direction but much more needs to be done in order to tackle the capital’s housing crisis, says Matthew Good, director of planning at WYG
Right to Buy Pilot

Government launch £200m Right to Buy Pilot to boost social home ownership

Thousands of social housing association tenants are being given the chance to realise their dream of home ownership, with the launch of the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot
Mercers Walk

Case study: Surprises were never shocks at Mercers Walk

The development of Mercers Walk in London presented a number of challenges, from a complex construction programme to archaeological activity on site. Senior project manager Gerry Lavelle discusses how the scheme was brought in on budget and ahead of time
London Development Panel

New London Development Panel revealed

The Greater London Authority has confirmed the 29 developers and builders for its new London Development Panel (LDP2)

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