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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!

permission in principle

Permission in principle applications go live

A new way to gain planning permission has arrived today (1 June), applications for permission in principle (PIP) for small housing developments can now be made to local authorities in England
bitumen

Scientists use domestic waste for greener roads

Scientists at Aston University in Birmingham have developed a way to transform ordinary domestic waste into material suitable for laying roads and pavements
social housing

RSH quarterly survey says social housing is in a stable financial position

The Regulator of Social Housing’s latest Quarterly survey shows that the social housing sector has more than enough access to finance and is stable enough to respond to any potential changes that could affect the wider economic environment.
uk city region deal

£45 million investment into Stirling and Clackmannanshire UK City Deal

The UK Government is investing more than £45 million in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire UK City Region Deal. The amount will be matched by funding from the Scottish Government, making the total more than £90 million
lifestyle product

New lifestyle product to address elderly housing crisis

Following three years of research and development, ENGIE has announced the launch of an over 55s lifestyle product, which will serve to address the older person’s housing and care crisis across the UK
supply chain disruption

How to handle disruptions to the supply chain on major projects

According to the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) annual report on global supply chain disruption, 65% of the 400 respondents experienced at least one supply chain disruption in 2017
planners

Young planners chosen to present Airport City research at international workshop

Planners from Barton Willmore, Jen Samuelson and Alice Drew, were selected to take part in the European Council of Spatial Planners Young Planners Workshop, for their research into Southampton's viability as an 'Airport City'.
high-speed rail

High-speed rail to ‘rocket fuel’ Britain’s economy

A leading transport think tank has advised that high-speed rail connecting all of UK mainland by 2050, will put 'rocket fuel in Britain's economy' by improving productivity for thousands of commuters.
drone technology

Drone technology to save UK construction industry billions

A recent report by PwC predicts that by 2030, there will be 76,000 drones in operation in UK skies, saving the construction industry £3.5 billion
rtpi awards

Plymouth housing project wins top planning award

A housing project in Plymouth built by veterans, won in the Excellence in Planning for Housing – Large Schemes category at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018 in London last night.
smart wallpaper

Breakthrough smart wallpaper detects & resists fires

Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed smart wallpaper that not only resists fire, but raises the alarm when one breaks out
cladding

Welsh government to invest £3m to replace cladding on tower blocks post Grenfell

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £3 million to replace cladding on three tower blocks in Newport
planning excellence

RTPI awards honour planning excellence

A 10-year plan to regenerate a declining fishing village in Scotland has won the top prize at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018 last night (24 May)
carillion

Carillion collapse: Government ‘missed clear warning signs’

The government's system for assessing its major suppliers missed "clear and compelling problems" with Carillion in the months leading up to its collapse, the Public Accounts Committee has said.

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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!