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 industry, CIOB

Gauging the true value of the construction industry

A new series of reports from the Chartered Institute of Building will examine the true value of the construction industry to the economy and wider society.
icephobic coating, M8 Charing Cross tunnel,

Charing Cross tunnel to trial innovative icephobic coating

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will install an innovative new icephobic coating on the M8 Charing Cross tunnel.
building services,

Changing building services for a changing population

Henry Lawson, senior analyst of world market intelligence at BSRIA, discusses a new white paper examining demographic megatrends and what they mean for the planning and development of the built environment.
Northern Powerhouse, Boris Johnson,

Will Boris Johnson inject new life into the Northern Powerhouse?

Will Boris Johnson inject new life into the Northern Powerhouse, and will he be able to build on the momentum from the last five years to ensure the North can truly prosper?
UK hospitals, NHS, PlanRadar

Building the foundations for the future of the NHS

Sander van de Rijdt, co-founder and managing director of PlanRadar, looks at how construction’s technological revolution is going to change how our public services are delivered to unlock hours of productivity in UK hospitals.
Build to Last, balfour beatty,

Build to Last programme boosts Balfour Beatty’s profits

Construction group Balfour Beatty reported a rise in first half pre-tax profit, as its ‘Build To Last’ scheme continues to yield results.
Construction disputes, construction industry,

Construction disputes: How to avoid them and what to do

Gary Kitt, UK head of contract solutions, explores the leading causes of construction disputes and discusses what you can do if problems start to arise.

Lyson Architecture fined for misusing the title ‘architect’

Mr Paul Lyon and his company Lyson Architecture Ltd, of Warwickshire, Coventry and London, were each convicted of four charges of the criminal offence of misusing the title ‘architect’.
Western Expansion Area, WEA, Graham

Graham wins contract to build new school for Milton Keynes

Graham has been appointed to build Watling Academy, a £40m secondary school that will serve the Western Expansion Area (WEA) and create 1,800 new school places for 11-16 year-olds.
Taff Vale redevelopment, Pontypridd, JCT Design and Build Contract

JCT Case Study: Taff Vale redevelopment, Pontypridd

Due to be completed in Spring 2020, the Taff Vale redevelopment scheme is the start of a major new regeneration project for Pontypridd.
brexit, construction industry, immigration,

The Brexit fire: Could the change of prime minister put it out?

The topic of immigration has dominated the Brexit discussion so far and, as an industry which relies so heavily on EU labour, the construction sector is feeling the pressure.
affordable homes, Lovell, Flagship,

Lovell and Flagship join forces to meet affordable housing demand

Lovell and housing association Flagship Group have entered into a joint venture to secure land for the development of affordable homes.
Construction, Site diary

The importance of a site diary for everyday construction activities

A frustrating part of a subcontractor’s job is getting paid. It can be difficult to prove a piece of work has been done, so a site diary is a must.
underfloor air conditioning

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints.

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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!