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!

Local Plans

Local Plans – cost vs correctness

Emma Jones, Manager at Ramboll Environ, and Ben Christian, Senior Planner at Vail Williams, discuss the Local Plans process
Regional contractors

Regional contractors report an increase in workload

Regional contractors face regeneration as mayors turn away from smaller projects, with markets in centres outside the capital emerging as hotspots
Grenfell probe

Grenfell probe widens to 336 companies

London’s Metropolitan Police say they have widened the investigation into the Grenfell fire tragedy to include 336 firms thought to be involved in the construction, refurbishment or management of the tower
EksoVest

EksoVest to enable construction workers to lift heavy objects

A robotic vest designed to allow construction workers to lift heavy objects with reduced exposure to injury or muscle strain is set to launch in the UK next spring
mental illness in construction

Data reveals extent of mental illness in construction

A survey of 3,400 construction workers by Randstad has revealed that mental illness in construction is a growing problem
social housing Green Paper

Javid launches social housing Green Paper

Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced at the NHF conference that the government will launch a social housing Green Paper
access to premises

Cibes UK calls for improved access to premises in London

This year Transport for London (TfL) announced that 25% of its tube stations are now step-free. With transport leading the way, Cibes UK Sales and Marketing Director Gary Sullivan is calling on improved access to premises
Construction Media Index

Construction Media Index – sourcing product information

Research from Competitive Advantage shows how construction professionals source product information. Here, Chris Ashworth discusses some of the findings
social rented homes

Government ‘neglects’ social rented homes

According to the National Housing Federation (NHF), the government must act urgently to address the lack of new housing and social rented homes
UK construction industry

Cyber-attacks: Limiting the exposure of the UK construction industry

How switched on is the UK construction industry to its role in the fight against cyber-attacks? Emma Roe, Partner and Head of Commercial at law firm Shulmans, takes a look
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iKozie home to tackle homelessness

The initial innovative iKozie home is ready to house its first occupant, helping to ease homelessness in Worcester, UK
green belt

An important Green Belt backwater

Stephen Brooker, Director of Walsingham Planning, argues it is time to update our thinking about the Green Belt
London YIMBY

London YIMBY – A new approach to tackling the housing crisis

The YIMBY campaign aims to get the right homes in the right places by giving individual streets new powers over planning. London YIMBY's John Myers explains
approach to planning

New approach to planning to accelerate delivering homes

Community Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new innovative approach to planning homes that will ensure they’re built where most needed, save councils millions of pounds and deliver affordable homes

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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!