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!

construction contracts

Market review reveals construction contract activity for 2017

In what was an up and down year for construction, contract activity for new orders reached a total of £71bn in 2017, a slight increase on 2016, as infrastructure and residential housing strengthened the industry with £45.3bn of the total
Carillion

Carillion collapse “accident waiting to happen” says ACE chief

Carillion's collapse was an "accident waiting to happen" caused by an industry model based on wafer-thin margins and taking on ever-more risk, an industry figure has warned
Construction output

Construction output expected to decline in the education sector

Following four years of consistent growth for construction output in the education sector, forecasts have indicated that output will decline slightly over the next three years before returning to growth in 2020 and 2021
Carillion

Carillion’s collapse could cause “domino effect” among subcontractors, FMB warns

Carillion's collapse threatens to create a "domino effect" among subcontractors employing thousands of workers, the head of the Federation of Master Builders has warned
tender price forecast

BCIS tender price forecast updated

Tender prices are expected to fall in the year to 3rd quarter 2018, according to the latest BCIS five-year forecast Tender prices have risen in 2017, but with output remaining unchanged in 2018, and with uncertainty about the effect of Brexit negotiations in the private commerical sector, tender prices are...
Carillion's collapse

Carillion’s collapse: Balfour Beatty faces £45m hit from joint venture projects

Carillion's collapse is expected to cost Balfour Beatty up to £45m this year, the infrastructure group has announced
house hunters

Study reveals the rooms that sell a home

We are often told that bathrooms and kitchen are what sells a home, but an online study including over 1,000 house hunters in the UK has revealed that buyers spend more time looking at the lounge than any other room
Land banking review

Land banking review to accelerate housebuilding

Head of the land banking review Sir Oliver Letwin has committed to seeking “practical, non-partisan recommendations” to accelerate housebuilding
liquidation

Carillion set for liquidation after rescue talks fail

Carillion, the UK's second largest construction company, is set to enter liquidation after emergency talks with banks and the government ended in failure The firm, which employs around 43,000 people worldwide, manages schools and prisons and maintains thousands of homes for MoD. It is also the second biggest supplier of...
Offsite Construction

BSRIA support MEP Award at Offsite Construction Awards

BSRIA is again supporting the Offsite Construction Awards which celebrate the best in precision building design and delivery
small businesses

Number of SMEs in the construction sector breaks the one million mark

The number of small businesses operating in the construction sector across the UK has increased by 32,000 in the last year, meaning there are now over one million, according to analysis of Government data by cloud accounting software provider, Clear Books
housebuilding

Homes England: Government launches new agency to boost housebuilding

A new national housing agency, Homes England, to boost housebuilding by bringing together planning expertise and new land buying powers has been launched by housing secretary Sajid Javid
Construction Product Manufacturing

Construction product manufacturing industry set to slow in 2018

The UK's £56.5bn construction product manufacturing industry is expected to slow in 2018 following a drop in activity towards the end of 2017 The Construction Products Association's State of Trade Survey pointed to rising inflation, weaker economic growth and continuing uncertainty over the UK's post-Brexit deal as the key factors...
balfour beatty chief

Amey names ex-Balfour Beatty chief as non-executive chairman

Amey has appointed former Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler as a non-executive chairman of its board Tyler, who currently sits on the boards of four other organisations including Bovis Homes and BAE Systems, replaces Sir Richard Mottram, who has served as chairman since 2008. Amey chief executive Andy Milner 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!