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!

cash flow

Helping you navigate the construction cash flow challenge

Late payments are one of the biggest challenges facing construction SMEs. Aldermore Bank sets out some of the steps you can take to protect your cash flow and stay ahead of the game.
UK Construction Week

Female ‘Role Model of the Year’ announced at UK Construction Week

Arleta Andreasik-Paton, an engineering project manager at Aecom picked up the prize for 'Role Model of the Year' at this year's UK Construction Week.
bathroom pod manufacturer

Offsite Solutions bags second ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award

The leading bathroom pod manufacturer took home the award for 'Manufacturer of the Year' for the second year running at the Business Leader Awards.
affordable housing

Failed planning system halts affordable housing in UK’s deprived areas

The latest report from the Town and Country Planning Association has revealed that a failed planning system is delivering next to no new affordable housing in England's most deprived areas.
Accessibilty

About Access knows getting it right first time will keep costs down

Considering accessibility at the design stage can avoid costly delays during construction – and potential loss of business later on.
soil stabilsation

Mick George discusses how to engineer savings with soil stabilisation

Soil stabilisation is saving construction companies thousands of pounds by significantly reducing disposal and aggregate import costs. Mick George explains how it works.
insolvency

Six percent rise in construction firm insolvencies since Carillion crash

Recent data from the Insolvency Service has shown that there has been over 2,700 construction firms to enter insolvency in the last year, a 6% rise following Carillion's liquidation.
Construction product manufacturers

Construction product manufacturers expect strong sales to end year

Construction product manufacturers are cautiously optimistic of a strong finish to 2018 after sales returned to "business as usual" in Q3, according to a new survey The Construction Products Association's latest State of Trade report shows that product sales, seen as an early indicator of wider activity in the UK...
highways contract

Balfour Beatty lands £103m highways contract for Telford and Wrekin

The construction and infrastructure experts announced a seven year, £103 million contract by Telford and Wrekin Council to maintain the borough's highway assets.
virtual reality

ECA to trial virtual reality experience at UK Construction Week

Leading engineering trade association ECA is set to host a virtual reality experience at their stand during UK Construction Week.
leisure development ponteland

Kier secures £42m school and leisure development in Ponteland

Kier has been chosen by Northumberland County Council to deliver a £42m leisure and learning destination space in Ponteland.
uk house prices

Latest HPI shows stable growth overall for UK house prices

The latest Halifax House Price Index (HPI) has shown that UK house prices have remained stable throughout the latest quarter with a 1.8% increase compared to figures from April-June 2018.
EksoVest

Willmott Dixon trials robotic vest at new school development in Cardiff

Willmott Dixon, the leading independent and construction property services company has partnered with robotics firm Ekso Bionics to trial a high-tech vest which will aid the completion of a new school development in Cardiff.
greenbelt land

New gov data shows increase of green belt land released for housing

A recent analysis of new government data by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has shown the largest increase of Green Belt land which has been released to build more houses.

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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!