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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.
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.
How can greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment be neutralised in order to meet the UK’s net zero ambitions?
This technical update by Premier Guarantee provides additional guidance on the use of bricks, rammed earth.
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.
When planning an outdoor rendering project, it’s important to remember to choose beads made of stainless steel or PVCu.
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.
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.
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.
Following several years of sustained growth, structural defects warranty specialist Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) is continuing to expand its sales and technical team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With software that works together, design workflows can be streamlined for improved productivity, management and collaboration, resulting in better project outcomes.
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.
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 Intelligence’s data-driven approach can increase efficiency and support cross-discipline coordination.
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.
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.
Specifying building materials for social housing is a liability landmine, says John Harris, head of sales – housing at Wienerberger.
Matt Wheelis, VP industry strategy at the Build & Construct Division of the Nemetschek Group, discusses the importance of open standards for the construction industry.