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Matthew Burton, principal structural engineer at AECOM, shared his thoughts about the latest SCIA Engineer structural engineering software release.
Welcome to a packed November edition of PBC Today. As we went to press, leaders from around the globe were heading to Glasgow for COP 26. In this issue, we look at some of the issues and challenges that construction, architecture and engineering will face in order to cut emissions.
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.
Winners have been announced for the 2021 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), which aims to drive innovation across the construction industry.
Digital twins are delivering value across the entire built world lifecycle, says Simon Bae, founder and CEO of US-based Cupix.
The Better Building Partnership’s Design for Performance initiative, in partnership with NABERS and the BRE, has launched the NABERS UK energy performance rating scheme for offices. BRE’s Ruby Smith takes a look.
With major challenges on the horizon it is essential that we take a long-term approach to infrastructure planning, says Keith Howells FICE, trustee of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Placing better information management and data sharing at the forefront of digital transformation will make construction safer – as well as smarter, says Zane Ulhaq, associate director for Atkins.
The European project Build-in-Wood aims to make timber the natural choice of material for multi-storey buildings.
The government has published the Heat & Buildings Strategy, its plan to incentivise householders to replace their old gas boilers with low-carbon alternatives, such as air source heat pumps. Here, PBC Today rounds up reaction to the strategy.
The UK construction industry needs to move more urgently to cut carbon emissions by adopting challenging targets, applying whole-life carbon assessment to public procurement and updating design and performance standards, according to a new report by the National Engineering Policy Centre.
Homeowners are choosing our wooden flood doors due to their unrivalled traditional aesthetics and highly desirable performance features.
Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) latest research, Brownfield First, outlines how brownfield is, in fact, key to meeting government ambitions on housing and levelling up.
Kingston University London’s Town House by Grafton Architects has won the 25th annual Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Stirling Prize.
Financial viability of property developments is taking on an increasingly important role in the planning and plan-making process, according to a new report.
Matthew Percy and John Michael Cannon from Advantage Home Construction Insurance weigh up the pros and cons of different ground floor construction methods.
Professor Robert Hairstans, head of the Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures at Edinburgh Napier University, assesses how further education must adapt to the needs of the industry amid a pandemic.
Andrew Stolworthy of SFS explains why the company is embarking on a journey to start tracking how much carbon is embedded within its products.
The underwhelming performance of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme will unfortunately not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of major government projects. The underlying issues behind these failures must be addressed if we are to meet net zero ambitions, warns Andrew Baldwin at the Association for Project Management.
A study by Hannah Hickman highlights how housing developments can undergo significant changes between securing planning permission and starting on site.
Peter Vinden, chief executive of Gateley Vinden, discusses the Civil Justice Council’s report on compulsory alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Ever wanted to know just how surveyors score sites during their inspections? This short guide will help you understand how your site can achieve the highest levels of quality so that your development can stand out from the competition.
Stephen Pycroft is to step down as chair of global consultancy and construction business Mace Group on 1 January 2022.
The Transforming Timber initiative, led by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, aims to boost the use of homegrown sustainable timber in construction projects.
The water sector needs to embrace a "production line" approach, Modern Methods of Construction and offsite assembly to futureproof the industry and secure supplies, says Chris Tyerman, managing director for infrastructure at Tilbury Douglas.
Ali Nicholl from Iotics explores “what good looks like” when it comes to digital twins.