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!

flooding

Communities to benefit from £36m flood scheme boost

Communities across England are to benefit from a government funding boost that will protect thousands of homes from flooding, enhance the environment and strengthen economic growth and tourism
Memorandum of Understanding

CIOB and CIAT renew their Memorandum of Understanding

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) have reaffirmed their commitment to collaboration and partnership by renewing their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology used to acquire residential property

HS Property Group, a real estate investment and development firm based in Manchester, has applied the clicktopurchaseⓇ platform to become the first UK residential property company to document the online exchange of a property using blockchain technology
Abbey Retail Park

Plans for £300m & 1,000+ home village regeneration unveiled

Weston Homes has unveiled its plans for a major new London development site, providing over 1,000 new homes of mixed tenure. The housebuilder has agreed with Estates & Agency Properties Limited to acquire two neighbouring land sites, extending to circa 6 acres, on the edge of Barking Town Centre at Abbey Road
innovation hub

Innovation hub to support industry-academia collaboration

Innovate UK has up to £72m to invest in establishing a core innovation hub to support cooperation between industry and academia and transform the construction sector
hazardous materials

Treatment: The first step towards cure, as prescribed by Mick George Environmental

Dealing with hazardous materials on brownfield land can be an expensive business. Mick George Environmental can handle and, crucially, recycle soils, avoiding landfill and ultimately saving money
repair potholes

Fund boosted to repair potholes following winter damage

Local roads affected by recent winter weather will benefit from a further £100m to help repair any potholes and other storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (26 March 2018)
BREEAM API

GRESB and BRE collaborate to integrate BREEAM API with the GRESB Portal

The collaboration unlocks the capability to locate, select and match valid BREEAM certificate entries to specific assets within a GRESB portfolio and help to improve the speed and accuracy of reporting for clients
Oldbury Viaduct

Joint venture scoop top award for boosting diversity in concrete project

A team implementing the UK’s largest concrete repair project is targeting local schools to increase the number of girls choosing a construction career
Local plan

Local authorities failing to plan new homes face government action

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has written to 15 local authorities in England to notify them of decisions on intervention following their continued failure to produce a local plan, which is vital when detailing how and where they expect to meet residents’ needs for new homes
New build

New build completions up 16% but fall short of government targets

New figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show an encouraging 16% year-on-year increase in new build dwelling completions in 2017 but the numbers fall considerably short of the government’s target of 300,000 by the mid-2020s
construction sector

Infrastructure hinders construction sector as slump continued in February

After an unpredictable 2017 and a poor start in January, February has not fared much better for the construction industry, with the value of new contracts awarded at £4.9b, which is 24% lower than at the same time last year
surface water flooding

Could our housing crisis turn into a flood crisis?

Can we deliver 300,000 new homes a year without exacerbating the strain on urban surface water flooding infrastructure that is already struggling to cope in some areas? Matthew Elliot of WYG takes a look
Northern Cultural Regeneration

Projects in Northern England to benefit from £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

Three major cultural projects across the North of England are to receive a share of the £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, Arts, Heritage and Tourism Minister Michael Ellis announced today (23 March)

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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!