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city wellbeing

Neuroscience: A life-hack for city wellbeing?

Sam Markey of Future Cities Catapult takes a look how neuroscience can help us to better understand cities functions and turn them into healthier places.
Clean Energy, Active Buildings, Offsite construction

£36m boost for turning buildings into power stations

Research pioneered at Swansea University to create “active” buildings that generate their own clean energy has received a multi-million pound boost from the government
3 world trade centre

3 World Trade Centre rises to place in New York skyline

To mark the 17th anniversary of the 11 September attacks, Earthcam has released a time-lapse video of its construction.
3d printed concrete house

The world’s first commercial housing project based on 3D printing 

Project Milestone is building the world’s first 3D printed concrete homes that will actually be lived in.
tulipwood

MultiPly: Carbon-neutral, modular timber pavilion opens for London Design Festival

MultiPly is a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral tulipwood pavilion built in the Sackler Courtyard of the V&A as part of the London Design Festival.
landscape furniture products, protecting pedestrians, security products

A new aesthetic approach to protecting pedestrians 

Roger Knight, Head of New Product Development and Engineering for Landscape Protection at Marshalls plc, discusses new ways to protect pedestrians.
Hackitt Review

Opinion: The case for “Hackitt Plus”

The Hackitt Review represents an important moment for the construction industry – but do we need to be more critical in how we respond to it and perhaps go further than even Dame Judith suggests? Paul Wilkins of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI) makes his case
Private rental sector

How the private rental sector is ushering in a renting revolution

James Topping of Advantage Home Construction Insurance discusses how the private rented sector is set to change the face of the industry and what the future holds for the market
door hinges

The pivotal role of door hinges

Not all door hinges are the same – and the long-term security of doorsets can literally hang on selecting the right product
roof safety

Engineering heritage delivers dependable roof safety

James Gooder, Business Unit Manager at SFS Fall Protection Systems, explains why today’s horizontal safety line systems provide assured roof safety without compromising building performance and aesthetic goals.
water tightness

Top methods for onsite water tightness testing for curtain walling

As sponsors of Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT), Premier Guarantee is part of a unique forum that drives forward research and training...
bopas

BOPAS: Helping the UK’s housing shortage

BOPAS accreditation aims to boost offsite construction by providing independent assurance of products, technologies and organisations.
RFIs

A decade of digital RFIs and take-offs

For contractor Forcia, embracing digital workflows for RFIs and take-offs, with Bluebeam as a project partner, has helped establish the firm as a leader in its field.
property level resilience

Property Level Resilience: A holistic and unique approach from Aquobex

Property Level Resilience (PLR) is a new strategy that aims to address the whole concept of flood mitigation and management.
mental health issues

Trimble discusses the mental health issues in construction

When you think about job site hazards, physical risks probably top the list. But what about the dangers you can’t see?
framework providers

LHC frameworks: Helping you navigate the procurement minefield

Ian Brown, Client Support Manager for LHC’s north region, shares his views on why framework providers, LHC’s partnerships work.
gps tracking system

GPS tracking systems adding value to construction companies

If your GPS tracking system helped you take on more work each week – and if overtime payments could be reduced by several hours – what would your return be per employee?
insulation products

The new generation of spray foam insulation products

Kiwa Building Products Technical Project Manager, Simon Lloyd, looks at the new generation of spray foam insultation products coming on to the market.
project information

Bricks, bytes and the move to digital project working

It is well recognised that compared to other major industries, construction is slow adopting new systems and processes to support better ways of winning and delivering project work.
cash flow

Helping you navigate the construction cash flow challenge

Late payments are one of the biggest challenges facing construction SMEs. Aldermore Bank sets out some of the steps you can take to protect your cash flow and stay ahead of the game.
Accessibilty

About Access knows getting it right first time will keep costs...

Considering accessibility at the design stage can avoid costly delays during construction – and potential loss of business later on.
soil stabilsation

Mick George discusses how to engineer savings with soil stabilisation

Soil stabilisation is saving construction companies thousands of pounds by significantly reducing disposal and aggregate import costs. Mick George explains how it works.
crime prevention initiatives

Police Crime Prevention Academy: A new generation of crime prevention qualifications

September 2018 marks the launch and delivery of the first externally accredited crime prevention learning and development programme for more than 50 years
A guide to GPS vehicle tracking GPS tracking

A guide to GPS vehicle tracking

Technology is having an impact on many areas of the construction industry, bringing greater efficiency, more reliable information and savings in terms of both time and money.
refurbishment sector

Government measures to improve fire safety bring security into the refurbishment...

New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
Timber frame homes

Scotframe’s impressive growth mirrors that of the timber frame market

Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe, discusses the company’s expansion into England as demand for timber frame homes continues to gain momentum.

PBC Today November 2018