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structural warranty needs

Impartial advice on structural warranties

See the value in using an independent provider for your structural warranty needs.
construction payments

The future of construction payments – a look ahead

Innovative solutions are helping to solve the often thorny issue of construction payments.
sustainable design

Software for sustainable design

Pelin Haynes, Professional Services Consultant at Graphisoft UK Ltd., tell us how digital technologies can enable sustainable design.
PBC Today February 2022

PBC Today February 2022

Welcome to the February edition of PBC Today, which brings you expert opinion and insight on everything from the housing crisis and the cladding crisis to zero carbon buildings and more.

Building for the post-pandemic workplace

A study of Arup’s 80 Charlotte Street by Rahul Patel, director, of building engineering, Arup.
design standards

Baptist Health saves time through better design standards using dRofus

dRofus is helping to improve planning and operation of existing and new facilities across an extensive healthcare estate.
acoustic standards

What can contractors do to improve acoustic standards in construction?

The impact of poor acoustics in buildings has been well documented – and many of us understand just how distressing excessive levels of noise can be, be it in a home or office environment. The truth of the matter is that it can even lead to adverse health effects, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, says Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics.
volumetric manufactured buildings

Can volumetric manufactured buildings deliver a net zero future?

Is the road to a net zero future a well mapped out route or is there uncertainty along the way? Richard Hipkiss, development director of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA), makes a case for volumetric manufactured buildings in shaping a more sustainable future.
the water sector

Let’s put STE(A)M in the water sector engine

BIM4Water focuses on the sustainability of skills needed to support digital engineering and transformation in the water sector.
sustainable structural design

Sustainable structural design: The Structural Awards 2021

Professor Tim Ibell, chair of the judges for the Structural Awards 2021 and past president, IStructE, looks at the winning projects from around the world that highlight outstanding sustainable structural design.
volumetric modular technology

Modular Matters: Using volumetric modular technology in construction

In partnership with Volumetric Homes Group (VHG) and the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) – Modular Matters Conference & Exhibition is set to return to the National Conference Centre (NCC) in Birmingham on 15 and 16 February.
Working from home space

Working from home space: Planning policy for the “new normal”

Planning policy must adapt to the shifting need for working from home space, says Philip Barnes, group land and planning director at Barratt Developments.
flood protection

StormMeister flood protection reaches new heights

StormMeister’s expanded premises and new testing facilities is allowing the company to take flood protection above and beyond industry standards.
barriers to housebuilding

Removing the barriers to housebuilding

A new House of Lords Built Environment Committee report calls for government action on planning, SMEs and barriers to housebuilding for the elderly to address the UK's housing crisis. Committee chair Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG discusses its conclusions.
performance-led infrastructure

Government Soft Landings have a key role in performance-led infrastructure

David Philp, impact director at the Construction Innovation Hub, examines how Government Soft Landings can aid in transforming performance-led infrastructure to answer the problems of tomorrow, today.
build upon framework

Build Upon Framework: Zeroing in on building renovation

UK Green Building Council senior manager for local policy and retrofit, Joanne Wheeler, discusses how to provide the tools for climate action at a local level.
the cladding crisis

Fire safety: Examining the cladding crisis

Mark Clinton, national head of construction and engineering at Irwin Mitchell, examines the current state of play following the government’s latest announcements regarding the cladding crisis.
construction businesses

Free grant and support scheme to help SME construction businesses to...

A recent report from the House of Lords has highlighted a “collapse” in construction industry participation by SMEs. I-Construct offers a range of opportunities to help businesses in the sector – and its supply chain – to grow.
electrical safety

Net zero and electrical safety: The future is now

Our path to net zero requires fundamental changes to our homes and how we use energy. Yet in our increasingly electric world, the critical importance of electrical safety is rarely fully acknowledged in strategies for our low carbon future. Here, Lesley Rudd, chief executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the campaigning charity is aiming to change this.
technology collaboration

How technology collaboration is driving net zero carbon success

The technology is already in place to meet net zero targets - collaboration, interoperability and a change of mindset to value the entire building lifecycle will be key to achieving them, says Mark Coates, international director of public policy and advocacy at Bentley Systems.
modern methods of construction (mmc)

Modern methods of construction: Challenges and opportunities

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) offer huge opportunities to deliver better buildings but realising them will require fundamental changes. Alison Nicholl, head of Constructing Excellence at BRE, discusses the need for lasting transformation.
Tackling risk

Tackling risk head-on: How the construction sector can mitigate risk

Nigel Morrey, technical director at Etex Building Performance, discusses how the construction sector can tackle risk with training, real-life tested products and strong information management.

Historic building in London’s financial district improved thermally with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze has worked on secondary glazing on the 17th century Moorgate Place building in the heart of the capital.
Future Homes Standard

The Future Homes Standard: Homebuilding for the future

The Future Homes Standard will bring about fundamental changes as the UK looks to "futureproof" its housing stock. Trevor Richards, operations director of Volumetric, a specialist in volumetric modular housing solutions, outlines the challenges involved and makes a case for expedient action.
i-construct innovation hub

I-Construct Hub for construction innovation opens in Essex

A new centre for construction innovation is now open in Essex. The new I-Construct Innovation Hub is an example of how offsite construction methods can support build and operation to meet BREEAM Excellent standards of sustainability.
Uk housebuilding

Innovation can turn the tide for UK housebuilding

Joseph Daniels, CEO and founder of Etopia Group, and an independent net-zero adviser to the government, argues that modern methods of construction can not only address some of the most acute problems affecting UK housebuilding, but also looming energy and economic issues.

PBC Today February 2022