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Golden thread, modular technology

Modular technology and the Golden Thread

In her report Building a Safer Future, Dame Judith Hackitt highlights the need for a system-based approach with a golden thread of information running through the lifecycle of each project. Here, MPBA CEO Jackie Maginnis argues the case for modular technology in providing a comprehensive information pathway.
Volumetric modular construction

MPBA: Promoting knowledge transfer and training opportunities

Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA), explores how the organisation is playing a key role in supporting the modular building industry.
net zero buildings,

Net zero for existing buildings: Fabric First investigation

How can greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment be neutralised in order to meet the UK’s net zero ambitions?
Rammed earth

Technical construction update: Bricks, rammed earth

This technical update by Premier Guarantee provides additional guidance on the use of bricks, rammed earth.
structural engineering,

SCIA Engineer 21: Super powered. Super easy.

Innovation is one of the key factors at SCIA. That’s why it has enhanced, after carefully listening to the feedback of its users, its versatile modular structural engineering software: SCIA Engineer 21.
Stainless steel, Rendering, PVCu

Don’t let Rusty ruin your render!

When planning an outdoor rendering project, it’s important to remember to choose beads made of stainless steel or PVCu.
PBC Today editorial board

PBC Today Editorial Board: How has construction coped with Covid-19?

In March, as we marked a year since Britain first entered lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, PBC Today’s Editorial Board gathered over Zoom to discuss the impact of a turbulent 12 months for everyone in the sector.
Construction waste

Developing sustainable soils from construction waste

Professor Mark Fitzsimons and Dr Kate Schofield, from the University of Plymouth, explain the aims and objectives of ReCon Soil, a €2.5m project bringing together scientists, industry and educators to revolutionise how waste material from construction projects is managed.
PBC Today May 2021

PBC Today May 2021

The May edition of PBC Today brings together expert contributors from across planning, construction and academia to discuss a wide range of issues facing the sector.
Structural defects warranty,

AHCI prepares to open new London office in 2021

Following several years of sustained growth, structural defects warranty specialist Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) is continuing to expand its sales and technical team.
comstruction project,

End-to-end visibility: The importance of total project overview

In uncertain and challenging times, having access to accurate, reliable and up-to-date information is vital in helping project teams react and adapt to often quickly changing conditions on site.
UK universities,

Expansion and modernisation of UK universities

With ever-increasing competition to maintain or improve their position within the university rankings system, universities are constantly having to modernise and improve. This has involved building numerous new facilities, many of which extend below ground.
New Edinburgh Futures Institute

Creating an environment that promotes challenge

Shirley Evatt, senior associate at Will Rudd Davidson, discusses the complex project to create the new home for the Edinburgh Futures Institute and her experiences as the lead engineer.
Heritage building, BIM,

Technology, temporary access and heritage buildings

Sebastian Moa, VDC engineer at temporary access provider HAKI, discusses why BIM was used to create an intricate scaffold design for Stockholm’s 14th century iconic church, Storkyrkan.
Upcycling older buildings, recycle materials, upcycling

Creating new futures for older buildings: The rising role of upcycling

Simon Fielden, sales director at SFS, looks at the role of the building envelope in upcycling, using an example from Britain’s home of motor racing.
digital twin hub,

Skills for a Digital Built Britain

Realising the digital transformation of the built environment sector will rely on the workforce having the necessary skills. The Centre for Digital Built Britain has published a new framework on the DT Hub to help organisations prepare for the future.
Fair housing market, housing crisis

Creating a fair housing market for all

Despite decades of discussion and successive governments’ efforts, the UK is still in the grip of a housing crisis. Ben Everitt MP discusses the creation of the APPG for Housing Market & Housing Delivery and its report, A Fair Housing Market for All.
Post-Covid world (placemakers, Places for People)

Creating places that work for everyone in a post-Covid world

Places for People group chief executive David Cowans talks more about the future of developing neighbourhoods and the considerations that need to be made in a post-Covid world.
design workflow

3 benefits of an integrated design workflow

With software that works together, design workflows can be streamlined for improved productivity, management and collaboration, resulting in better project outcomes.
Social Value, value-based decision-making

Construction: The role of society in value-based decision-making

With the Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit moving into the testing phase on 26 April, it is time to explore how it connects with social value. Social Value UK and the Construction Innovation Hub share their thoughts.
Cladding crisis, dangerous cladding, cladding,

The cladding crisis: A way forward

More than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, hundreds of thousands of people are living in high-rise properties fitted with dangerous cladding. Mark Clinton, head of the construction and engineering group at law firm Irwin Mitchell, offers a 10-point plan to point policy in the right direction.
Building lifecycle, BIM process, AEC industry,

Building Lifecycle Intelligence: A game-changer for the AEC/O industry

Building Lifecycle Intelligence’s data-driven approach can increase efficiency and support cross-discipline coordination.
Modular technology

The case for a modular revolution in construction

Now is the time for a revolutionary shift in construction to embrace modular technology and more progressive, agile business models, argues Matt Bennion, chairman of Reds10.
Condensation, Property Care, ventilation,

Homeworking and condensation: Adapting to the “new normal”

The Property Care Association is advising people to consider making changes in spring and summer to their properties as many adapt to remote working for the long-term. James Berry, PCA technical manager, explains why.
Building materials for social housing

Building a better social housing sector through collaboration

Specifying building materials for social housing is a liability landmine, says John Harris, head of sales – housing at Wienerberger.
open standards construction

Open standards in construction: Building bridges, not fences

Matt Wheelis, VP industry strategy at the Build & Construct Division of the Nemetschek Group, discusses the importance of open standards for the construction industry.

PBC Today May 2021