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Unconventional living, BLP Insurance

‘Unconventional living’ rising in popularity

Over half of residential property owners in the UK would consider living permanently in an unconventional type of home, according to a recent survey from BLP Insurance.
Digital construction, Graham, digital technology

Digital construction: The future of the built environment

Melanie Dawson, director of digital construction at Graham, explains how the business is implementing cutting-edge technology.
Building regulation, building safety, fire safety,

Future Building Regulations: Commitment to change

David Mowatt, chairman of the Smoke Control Association, discusses Building Regulation compliance and the need for robust enforcement procedures
Fire safety industry, Ian Moore

Stronger and broader training in the fire safety industry

Ian Moore, chief executive of the Fire Industry Association, discusses its efforts in raising the bar for professionalism in the fire safety industry.
Simon Gorski, Lendlease

Lendlease names new managing director

Lendlease has named Simon Gorski as its new managing director for Construction in Europe.
West Midlands Combined Authority, WMCA, New homes

WMCA gains £41m to help unlock derelict land for housing

£41m has been secured by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for much-needed new homes.
Planning system, Planning policy,,

Is a “rigid” planning system holding back an MMC revolution?

MMC offer the opportunity to rethink how homes are designed and built, is a potential revolution being held back by an outdated planning system?
Architectural and Construction Engineering Scholarship, Manchester College,

Manchester College launches Architectural and Construction Engineering Scholarship

The Manchester College is launching a brand new industry-sponsored Architectural and Construction Engineering Scholarship in Construction and The Built Environment for 16 to 18 year-olds.

Transforming construction through collaboration and offsite innovation

Richard Crosby, director of construction consultants blacc, looks at how a pioneering consortium could transform the way schools are designed, procured and built offsite.
Digital twin, Science Park,

A digital replica for Hong Kong Science Park

Digital twin campus initiative drives smart facilities management for Hong Kong Science Park.
construction and demolition waste, Highland Council,

Highland Council cuts down on construction and demolition waste

The Highland Council is to restrict the amount of construction and demolition waste bought to its network of 21 Household Waste Recycling Centres.
safety milestone,

Kier Highways reaches safety milestone on smart motorways

Two Kier Highways smart motorway projects have reached a safety milestone after over one million working hours without a reportable injury.
Pre-built apartments, 50 Park Street,

Pre-built apartments craned into position on Bristol’s Park Street

Nine pre-built apartments have been lifted by a 200-tonne crane into 50 Park Street, Bristol, through the open roof into the cleared shell of the building.
smithfield development, Pochin, Genr8,

Willmott Dixon to finish Pochin’s Smithfield development scheme

Construction work is expected to continue on the stalled Smithfield development as Willmott Dixon is to be confirmed as replacement contractor for Pochin.

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