Planning & Construction News

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!

offsite timber construction

Unlocking the full potential of offsite timber construction

Offsite timber construction could meet much of the government’s target for new housing, says Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the Structural Timber Association
Elizabeth Tower

Sir Robert McAlpine awarded Elizabeth Tower conservation contract

Sir Robert McApline has been awarded the contract to restore the Houses of Parliament's Elizabeth Tower and Great Clock - after the project's costs doubled to £61m
rail network

Hammond announces more money for rail network

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced further investment in the UK rail network and an extra £300m to improve rail links in northern England
Immersive learning

‘Immersive learning to revolutionise the future of training for construction’

Immersive learning has the potential to revolutionise the delivery of training, produce ‘work ready’ employees and transform the opinion of the construction sector, according to a new report from CITB
Carillion

Carillion reveals losses in first half of 2017

The UK’s second-largest contractor Carillion has revealed pre-tax losses of £1.15bn in the first half of 2017, after it said full-year results would be below current expectations
regeneration project

U+I gets go-ahead for regeneration project

Specialists in property regeneration, U+I Group, have been given the go-ahead to launch a £300m regeneration project in Brighton
refurbishment and conversion

Approaching refurbishment and conversion

Refurbishment and conversion projects require the right approach to satisfy structural warranty requirements explains Clare M Thomas, Managing Director of Q Assure Build
regeneration revolution

Corbyn pledges regeneration revolution on social housing

During the Labour Party conference Jeremy Corbyn pitched a regeneration revolution, promising tenants a return ‘home’ to the same site on the same terms
render products

What can go wrong with render products

Andy Butchers shares his insider advice on the pitfalls you need to know about render products to ensure you get this part of your project right
coBuilder and CRB

coBuilder and CRB sign co-operative agreement

coBuilder and CRB have signed an agreement outlining future co-operation, which aims to positively affect the Swiss construction industry
construction process

Heart of the matter: Why architects need a key role in the construction process

With recent events, including the Grenfell Tower disaster, raising concerns about independent scrutiny of the construction process, Russell Curtis of RCKa Architects argues it is time for his profession to return to the heart of the design and build process
social housing tenants

Social housing tenants ‘struggling’ in Scotland

According to a new report, social housing tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it harder for them to find and retain a home
Concrete Bricks

Accounting for Movement of Concrete Bricks

Premier Guarantee Technical Standards Manager, John Gilbert, highlights the measures you can take to account for movement of concrete bricks in your projects
Inspiring Construction

Inspiring Construction campaign to encourage future careers

Build UK and CITB have launched the Inspiring Construction campaign, aimed at encouraging people to choose a career in construction

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Planning & Construction News

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!