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The Offsite Show

The Offsite Show makes its London debut

The Offsite Show makes its London debut when it comes to ExCeL on 3-4 May. Lead show partner Buildoffsite takes a look at what's in store.
new homes,

Whose job is it to improve the UK new homes industry?

Everyone knows the UK is facing a housing shortage. Pete Griffin, director of key nationals at Premier Guarantee, examines the big question: how do we improve things?
facial recognition, construction contractors,

Non-contact facial recognition technology assists contractors

Causeway’s industry-leading Donseed solution provides contractors with complete and detailed views of projects by accurately verifying identity at sign-in on site.

Britlift increases manufacturing during Covid-19 outbreak

Britlift provides an update on its activities to increase manufacturing during the COVID-19 outbreak, support offsite construction and expand its global reach.
cantilevered pool,video

[VIDEO] Europe’s biggest cantilevered pool built in Spain

The biggest cantilevered pool in Europe, and the second biggest in the world, has been completed in Murcia, Spain.

SCI provides support to the steel community

Become an SCI Member and join your industry peers. Three membership levels (Corporate, Sole Trader and Affiliate) offer specific benefits tailored to different organisations and their respective needs.
Digital impact, Futurebuild,

Digital impact at Futurebuild 2020 round-up

Three days, 60 speakers, 42 talks, seven panel debates, six conference stage facilitators, four networking sessions and two stages, now that’s a digital impact.
Premium Fasteners, construction manufacturer,

Simpson Strong-Tie releases new Premium Fasteners range

The brand new Premium Fasteners range by construction manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie features superior strength nails and screws to cover almost every application.
rising tides

Flood protection innovations tackle the threat of rising tides

StormMeister®, founded in 2010 by William M Snape, offers a wide range of innovative products and services dedicated to flood protection.
PBC Today May

PBC Today May 2020

Welcome to PBC Today May 2020. In this edition, we examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the construction industry, from contract issues and handling site shutdowns to looking ahead to how the sector can contribute to the recovery.
Housing performance,

State of the Nation review: Performance evaluation of new housing

In a major study funded by the Building Performance Network, Professor Rajat Gupta and Matt Greg of Oxford Brookes University have conducted a comprehensive review of key studies on new housing performance and Building Performance Evaluation methods.
Bridge design, ALLPLAN, BIM

Innovative BIM for Bridges

With ALLPLAN’s BIM solution for bridges, the bridge community can fulfil BIM requirements efficiently and intuitively: modeling, structural analysis and detailing in one single solution.
drivers, Covid-19,

Keeping your drivers safe in the Covid-19 pandemic

Here are a few essential, preventative measures for you and your drivers to keep in mind if you are still on the frontlines. Even with social distancing, it’s vital to be diligent.
Future Homes Standard, BRE Group

BRE Group response to Future Homes Standard consultation

BRE Group, the world-leading body for improving the built environment, builds on its response submitted to the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard in February.
basement conversions, Building Regulations,

Building Regs and basement conversions

James Berry of the Property Care Association looks at the importance of Building Regulations and supporting Approved Documents covering underground structures.

Securing better buildings with the correct bracket application

David Fraser, NVELOPE® business unit manager at SFS, discusses the finer details behind these building envelope systems and how correct bracket specification simplifies complex challenges.

HS2: Transformational infrastructure investment or waste of money?

PBC Today’s latest reader survey took on the thorny issue of HS2 – and the results made for some fascinating reading.
Golden thread, data, administration,

Insolvency and data: Severing the Golden Thread

Should asset owners insource data when commissioning building and infrastructure developments? Stuart Bell of GroupBC, part of the Bentley Systems family, takes a look.
Education construction,

Education construction spirals downward

Education construction output contracted significantly in 2018 after several years of growth. AMA Research’s new Education Construction Market Report examines the causes of the downward spiral and the outlook for this crucial sector.
JCT Construct, JCT contracts,

Build and create your JCT contracts online with JCT Construct

Out now, JCT’s new digital service, JCT Construct, is a contract drafting system with advanced editing features, enabling you to create and amend your JCT contracts in a secure, flexible and easy to use online environment.
Entrepreneurial mindset

An entrepreneurial mindset in construction

Ryan Dempsey, founder and chief executive of The Compliance Workbook, shares his entrepreneurial journey.
managing cash flow, covid-19

Covid-19: Preventing payment disputes and managing cash flow

Andrew Dixon, commercial director – specialist finance at Aldermore, says managing cash flow has never been more important.
Build Aviator, coronavirus

Using Build Aviator to get ahead during the coronavirus crisis

There are some ways you can use this time to your advantage, and planning ahead for when things get back to normal is one of them.
offsite construction,

Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA and the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, University of Cambridge, have launched a new guidance framework to unlock evidence-based assessments of offsite construction.
lightweight bridge, aluminium bridge, sustainable bridge,

Lightweight sustainable bridge solutions: Why aluminium is the clear choice

APB Group, a leading UK lightweight bridge installer, has recently completed the installation of a sustainable aluminium footbridge for Lancashire County Council spanning the Lancaster Canal in Carnforth.
Oxford-Cambridge Arc,

A new opportunity for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Tim Burden, director at planning and development consultancy Turley, says the government’s commitment to a new spatial framework for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc is good news – and offers a flagship project for the future.

PBC Today May 2020