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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!

£58m Nottingham College City Hub scheme passes halfway

Nottingham College City Hub facility has passed the halfway point as Wates confirm benefits of the project for the people of Nottingham.
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Balfour Beatty crowned UK’s most admired construction company

Balfour Beatty has come out on top in the Heavy Construction category in Britain’s Most Admired Companies of 2019, as Wates and Morgan Sindall just miss the top spot.
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Addressing air quality impact of new homes

Simon Stanion, partner and head of planning at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, discusses the importance of effectively assessing air quality impact for new housing developments.
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AB Glass reappointed for second installation at Glassfields

Aluminium manufacturing and installation company, AB Glass, has started work at Glassfields, the former Guardian Exchange building in Bristol for Kier Construction.
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Winvic to deliver fifth industrial unit on logistics hub in East Midlands

Winvic Construction is to deliver the fifth industrial unit at SERGO’s 700-acre multi-modal logistics hub in the East Midlands.
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Governors back £50m renewal plans at University of Aberdeen

University governors at the University of Aberdeen have backed £50m plans to transform the King's College campus to continue to bolster its learning experience
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Many construction workers left without pension scheme

A freedom of information (FOI) request made by Unite, has revealed that the government’s pension policy is failing construction workers, with fewer than one in four regularly paying into a workplace pension.
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Cursed megaprojects: Why are they never finished on time?

Thomas Owen of Re-Space explores the dilemma governments often face when building megaprojects – mainly, why they always seem to cost a lot more and take a lot more time than planned.
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What’s next for employees of Clugston Group?

Constructaquote.com outlines what lies ahead for employees of Clugston Group after the contractor filed for administration.
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CLC endorses zero retentions in construction by 2023

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has endorsed Build UK's Roadmap to Zero Retentions, which proposes moving towards the objective of zero retentions in construction by 2023.
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Willmott Dixon secures £18m St Dunstan’s College redevelopment

Willmott Dixon is to deliver a new Junior School, STEM building and Sixth Form Hub at St Dunstan’s College, in a redevelopment contract worth £18m.
Garden Communities,

Garden Communities unlikely to reach full potential until 2030

Research into the Government initiative centred on Garden Communities has revealed that since 2014 49 projects have been announced which could deliver 400,000 new homes.
Sustainable bamboo houses,

Sustainable bamboo houses to rebuild earthquake-prone regions

Ramboll engineers and UCL scientists have built sustainable bamboo houses in Lombok, Indonesia, to act as a blueprint for earthquake-proof homes.
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Work begins on £40m mixed-use development in Redhill

Vinci Construction UK is to begin site preparations on the £40m leisure and residential development in Redhill, Surrey.

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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!