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!

benefits of offsite construction

Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA, working with its members, industry partners and Buildoffsite, is poised to start work on producing good practice guidance for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction. This guidance is needed now, it would seem, more than ever to encourage and accelerate its uptake into mainstream construction practices, says Kieran Tully
FoI requests

Grenfell council faces court action for failing to respond to FoI requests

Kensington & Chelsea Council faces a contempt of court action over neglecting to disclose information relating to the Grenfell disaster – including housing policy
large sites

Planning gap review to focus on large building sites

Initial findings from the official Government review into the gap between planning permission for new homes and those being built suggests there are issues connected with major developers building large numbers of properties on large sites
National Site Awards

Sites registered with CCS prepare for prestigious National Site Awards

The very best performing construction sites registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) are preparing for the prestigious 2018 National Site Awards in April
construction industry

BBA discusses impact of Brexit on the construction industry with MP

Conservative MP for St Albans, Anne Main, visited the British Board of Agrément to meet with BBA Chief Executive Claire Curtis-Thomas to discuss the ramifications of Brexit and how the construction industry can work with the government to ensure safety standards are fully adhered to
Spring Statement

Industry reacts to the Spring Statement

Following the Chancellors Spring statement yesterday (13 March), the industry shares its thoughts and opinions on the housing announcements
Spring Statement

Spring Statement 2018: London to receive £1.67bn boost for affordable homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that London will receive an additional £1.67bn to deliver a further 27,000 affordable homes by the end of 2021/22
regeneration

Joint venture to produce London’s largest social housing regeneration project

The London Borough of Havering has announced a £1bn contract and major new joint venture (JV) partnership with Wates Residential
brownfield sites

The Brownfield Revolution: Could 2018 be the tipping point for brownfield sites?

Greenfield development continues to outpace building on brownfield land. But will policy changes such as the Housing Infrastructure Fund and brownfield registers turn the tide? David Edwards of Place-Make examines the evidence

Wood Awards 2018 opens its call for entries

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2018 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 25 May to submit their applications
offsite construction

Case study: The changing face of offsite construction

Raymond Millar, Construction Director at the McAvoy Group and Buildoffsite member, looks at the design and offsite construction of a new state-of-the-art academy in Slough and how it was delivered weeks ahead of programme
BS 8300

Updated British Standard presents a golden opportunity

The publication of updated guidance aimed at making buildings more inclusive presents a golden opportunity for property developers and designers to look again at accessibility
rural communities

Housing Minister announces homes boost for rural communities

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced that rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes to better meet local housing needs through planning rule changes
social housing sector

UK social housing sector worth around £11.4bn in 2017

Housing Associations account for around 60% of social housing stock in 2017-18 and also form the largest not-for-profit group in the UK, working closely with both private and public organisations, according to a report published by AMA Research

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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!