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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!

Life Cycle Evaluator

LCC option appraisal made easy

The way that designers select different components for their buildings has been transformed by the new Life Cycle Evaluator tool launched by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS)
Steel Framing Systems

Rethinking construction

Steel Framing Systems (SFS) make up a substantial part of the offsite solutions portfolio – from structural panels to complete frames, plus a variety of roofing, volumetric modular options and infill walling applications. Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades, shares his perspective on the budget and how the industry can meet the specified target of 300,000 homes per year by 2025
draft London Plan

Khan launches draft London Plan to increase housing capacity

Sadiq Khan is ready to ‘rip up’ planning rules in challenging housebuilders to develop affordable housing sites at higher densities to substantially increase capacity in London
Army Basing Programme

Lovell awarded MoD contract for Army Basing Programme

Sustainable housing development specialists Lovell have been awarded around £250m by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build more than 900 new homes in south Wiltshire
Soft Landings

Soft Landings: Supporting collaboration for better buildings

Soft Landings enables closer collaboration between designers and builders from inception to completion – and beyond – to close the building performance gap. Sustainable building consultant Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein takes a look
Industrial Strategy

Construction sector gains £250m under Industrial Strategy

The construction sector has been chosen as one of the four key industries to receive a government boost as part of the long-awaited new Industrial Strategy published yesterday (27 November)
fair funding

DCLG research contributes to fair funding review

The Communities and Local Government Committee has published independent analysis suggesting ways in which the current needs and funding assessments for councils could be made simpler
sector deal

BPF submits sector deal proposal to build 500,000 homes

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced it has submitted a Sector Deal proposal to government on behalf of the real estate industry
planning consent

Outline planning consent development acquired by L&G

Legal & General (L&G) has attained a 272-acre site in Wokingham, Berkshire, which has outline planning consent for 1,500 new homes
innovation centre

New £50m national innovation centre receives approval

Permission has been granted to build a major new development in the heart of Newcastle which will connect university academic talent with industry and the public sector to help develop the skills needed to solve real world problems
Construction and Real Estate

Does the budget add up for the Construction and Real Estate Sector?

SWOT analysis produced by MHS MacIntyre Hudson for the construction and real estate sector appears to identify funding opportunities
concrete velodrome

GD Harries creates the UK’s first concrete velodrome

Haulage, civil engineering and aggregates contractor GD Harries is celebrating the completion of a new concrete velodrome in Carmarthen
stamp duty

Autumn Budget abolishes stamp duty for first-time buyers

In his Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for most first-time buyers and promised £1.5bn to "address concerns" about the flagship universal credit scheme
Q-Bot

BBA certifies revolutionary Q-Bot system

Testing experts at the British Board of Agrément have certified the organisation’s first ever construction service delivered by a robot

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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!