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!

international funding

FIDIC secures international funding with World Bank

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has secured a major agreement with the World Bank that will see the international funding organisation adopt the use of six FIDIC standard contracts for the next five years Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the World Bank a non-exclusive licence...
Travelodge, Merseyside police,

Man charged following Travelodge incident in Liverpool

Merseyside police have confirmed that a man has been arrested after an incident last month saw a digger plough into a newly constructed Travelodge in Liverpool.
Thamesmead waterfront, peabody, lendlease,

Peabody chooses Lendlease for £8bn Thamesmead Waterfront scheme

Housing charity, Peabody, has chosen Lendlease as Preferred Bidder for the £8bn, 11,500 home, Thamesmead Waterfront development in south-east London.
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
housing deals, much-needed homes,

£250m of housing deals to deliver much-needed homes

Almost £250m of housing deals has been announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire to deliver 25,000 much-needed homes across the UK.
Support Centre

Homelessness support centre gets green light in Chester

Chester Council’s partner has secured planning permission to open a new support centre for people who find themselves with no roof over their head.
London underground network

Balfour Beatty and TfL to upgrade underground network

Balfour Beatty have been appointed by Transport for London to deliver the new London Underground network track renewals contract, valued at up to £220m.
construction workers, death benefits,

Unite calls for death benefits for construction workers

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the sector are provided with death benefits, following the tragic fatality of a worker in Scotland.
civil contractors, CECA,

CECA: Sharp drop in civil contractors’ workload sparks fear for economy

Civil contractors experienced a sharp drop in workloads in the last quarter of 2018, according to a survey published by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).
funding from Homes England

Stratford receives £78m funding from Homes England

Two new neighbourhoods will be built at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following funding from Homes England, housing delivery agency.
The Tulip,

New tower The Tulip is blooming over London

One city is going floral with a new tulip-shaped tower rising above the skyline. The city of London recently revealed plans for a new tower that some are calling both bulbous and beautiful
construction, site diary,

Interoperability: The key to construction productivity

In the world of construction, interoperable software can prove an invaluable asset to a wide range of tradespeople and professionals. But what exactly does the term ‘interoperable’ mean?
Anderson Builders, Insolvency Service,

Building contractor banned for failing director duties

A building contractor from Irvine has been banned for seven years after failing to carry out his legal duties as a director of a limited company.
housing led regeneration, Ladywood,

Birmingham unveils regeneration plans for Ladywood

Birmingham City Council has revealed plans to take forward proposals for housing led regeneration in the Ladywood area.

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