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Timber frame, offsite, fabric-first,

Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

Malcolm Thomson, sales director of Scotframe, discusses offsite timber frame, fabric-first and the new Saint Gobain Multi-Comfort concept.
modular construction

Traditional vs modular: Deconstructing building methods

Traditional and modular construction are very different from one another. Premier Guarantee examines the pros and cons.
digital adoption

Communication breakdown in construction projects

Stuart Bell looks at some of the common issues surrounding poor information management and sets out some simple steps to encourage adoption.
flood data

Using flood data to get a clearer picture of environmental risk

Flooding is considered a complex and technical area of environmental risk; however, with the flood data we have available today at our fingertips, it doesn’t have to be
Digital diaries in construction, Site Diary app,

Paper diaries vs digital diaries in construction

Even though both paper diaries and digital diaries in construction both have their pros and cons, the pros outweigh the cons on digital. In the industry today, site workers see filling paper diaries as a real pain.
Exchange Information Requirements, CDE, BS EN ISO 19650,

Overcoming the challenges of Exchange Information Requirements (EIR)

Graitec examines the key issues when complying with the Exchange Information Requirements and how they can be overcome.
Hurley Palmer Flatt

Hurley Palmer Flatt gives Principal Place a digital makeover

Modern in build and execution, the project is set to feature 175-metre tall towers offering 300 new residential apartments.
Housebuilders, Gwyn Roberts, BREEAM, BRE

UK housebuilders: A Future Homes Standard to tackle climate emergency?

Gwyn Roberts, homes and communities lead at BRE, says UK housebuilders should take the initiative now to ensure better performance through higher quality.
fire protection, building regulations, FIA,

Change in Building Regulations could cost millions if not followed

New fire protection regulations are now in force. Jon Pagan, director of fire safety engineering at FIA, looks at what they mean for the construction industry
V&A Museum, Wates Group, Powerproject, Elecosoft

Case study: Wates breathes new life into V&A Museum

Wates Group’s construction of a £28m underground gallery and main entrance to London’s V&A Museum presented enormous challenges – but also brought huge rewards.
construction innovation

Bright future for construction innovation

CSIC recently became a delivery partner for the Construction innovation Hub and launched a project that could see homes built offsite by robots.
Future places, Royal Town Planning Institute, Placemaking

Future Places: A new vision for placemaking

Future Places have been announced as part of a unique partnership between local authorities, RIBA, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Housing diversity, planning, affordable housing

Diversification in housing: Why it matters

Amidst the housing crisis, the government’s present strategy of encouraging greater housing diversity should be commended.
Flexible finance, Aldlemore, construction industry,

Financing that helps you run your construction business

Flexible finance is a crucial element of doing business for many construction firms delivering much-needed homes, buildings and infrastructure. Aldermore’s range of bespoke products can help.
Smoke control, David Mowatt, Maintenance,

Setting new standards in smoke control

David Mowatt, chairman of the Smoke Control Association, highlights the need to raise standards and levels of competency in relation to the design, installation and maintenance of smoke control systems in high-rise buildings.
Homes Act

Homes Act 2018: Is dampness back in the spotlight?

The new Homes Act will see the issue of damp and mould put firmly on the radar but, says James Berry, technical manager of the PCA.
Healthy building, Building Regulations, Steico

Building Regulations: Why they’re no longer fit for purpose

Adrian Judd, director of Steico, argues Building Regulations need to tighten up so that we build healthy buildings.
Admixtures, concrete,

The use of admixtures to waterproof concrete: Part 6

James McDonald of Cementaid discusses the testing process for water-resisting admixtures.
Figure 9 - BIM model for light steel framing residential project

Benefits of light steel framing

Andrew Way, an associate director at the Steel Construction Institute, discusses how light steel framing can deliver fast, adaptable and cost-effective buildings.
Valerie Owen, Grenfell tragedy, construction sector,

Groundbreaking BBA chair ready to step into next role

Over the past three years, Valerie Owen OBE has led the British Board of Agrément. As she nears the end of her tenure, she talks to PBC Today about Hackitt, Brexit, value engineering, and the rise of Modern Methods of Construction.
Digital twins, Bentley Systems, BIM model,

How do digital twins impact entire cities?

Ton de Vries sits down with PBC Today to discuss the digital twin concept and how it could impact the construction of individual buildings.
Historic Environment Scotland, planning policy,,

A new approach to managing the historic environment

Barbara Cummins, director of heritage at Historic Environment Scotland, discusses the new planning policy for Scotland.
Factory-built bathrooms, offsite, bathroom pod,

How factory-built bathrooms are driving efficiency

Richard Tonkinson, executive director of bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions, offers some practical advice for specifying factory-built bathrooms.
Repairs and maintenance, Fire safety, frameworks,

A new framework for fire safety in construction

With fire safety at the top of the agenda, PBC Today talks to LHC head of repairs and maintenance Colin Scoines about the development of a new framework.
offsite construction, housing construction, timber frame,

The challenges of building defect-free homes

Offsite construction can contribute to improvements in delivering better quality buildings, says a report that calls for urgent changes in the culture and processes of housing construction. Ron Alalouff of TRADA reviews its conclusions.
Exposure to asbestos

No time to lose in tackling exposure to asbestos

It’s 20 years since exposure to asbestos was banned in Britain, yet companies are still putting workers at risk by failing to manage it, says Craig Foyle.

PBC Today May 2019