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Soft Landings Conference

BSRIA staging 2018 Soft Landings Conference

BSRIA is staging its third flagship Soft Landings Conference 2018: Soft Landings – a culture for all projects, which will take place on 15 June at RICS in London
Regulation changes

Regulation changes create ‘uncertainty’ for landlords

Nearly one in five landlords (18.2%) say they find it ‘impossible’ to keep up with constant regulation changes, according to a new survey by property marketplace TheHouseshop.com
Urban regeneration

Urban regeneration project gains £5m backing from Scottish Power

Scottish Power has made a commitment to provide £5m worth of sponsorship over five years to an urban regeneration project run by entrepreneur Marie Macklin
BREEAM

BRE and Measurabl announce integration of BREEAM

BRE have today (20 April) announced the launch of its integration of BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings, with Measurabl, the most widely adopted sustainability software for real estate
Infrastructure construction

Figures reveal record low for Infrastructure construction

The value of new construction contracts in March reached £5.3bn, a monthly increase of 8.7%. However, the overall positivity cannot be shared across all sectors of construction, as infrastructure figures reached their lowest point in March since Barbour ABI began tracking the series
Homeowners Survey 2018

Homeowners Survey 2018 exposes ‘serious’ housing problems

UK adults are more concerned about property prices and availability today than at any point in the last five years, according to the Homeowners Survey 2018
construction retentions

MPs back construction retentions reform bill post Carillion

The number of cross-party MPs supporting a construction retentions reform bill has soared since Carillion collapsed in January
Sighthill TRA

£250m Sighthill TRA regeneration progresses

Glasgow City Council has signed an agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to build 800 homes and retail/commercial properties at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA)
3D printed house

New 3D printed house paves the way for sustainable construction

Arup and CLS Architects have unveiled a new 3D printed house in central Milan as part of the Salone del Mobile design festival
Lagan Group

Breedon acquires Lagan Group for £455m

The construction firm Lagan Group has been sold to one of the biggest construction firms in the UK for £455m – Breedon Group said the acquisition would allow it to enter the Irish construction market
home ownership

A third of millennials may never own their own home, says think tank

According to research from the Resolution Foundation, generations of young people in the UK will not own their own home and will be more likely to rent a property for the entirety of their lives
oil prices

Effect of oil prices on construction

BCIS is forecasting that oil prices in construction will rise by 2% in the year to 4th quarter 2018, then by 3% per annum over the remainder of the forecast period
cold roll-formed steel

Adding value to cold roll-formed steel for construction and manufacturing

voestalpine Metsec plc is the UK’s largest specialist in cold roll-formed steel, providing products for the construction and manufacturing industries
offsite homes

Actis welcomes Khan’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

Pan European insulation specialist, Actis, has welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes

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