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Digitisation of procurement is the only way to the gold standard

Eighteen months on from the publication of the Construction Playbook, just how well is the industry doing in meeting the needs for increased digitisation of procurement? Julian Penna, product owner for MyPagabo, says that while the pieces of the puzzle are all there, the industry as a whole is still a few steps away from completing the jigsaw.
August property prices fell for the first time this year, down 1.3% to an average asking price of £365,173, Rightmove has found

August property prices fall but new listings are up by 12%

August property prices fell for the first time this year, down 1.3% to an average asking price of £365,173, Rightmove has found.
The new Scope 3 emissions guidance sets out how the emissions of buildings in operation can achieve net zero carbon

Scope 3 emissions guidance to better enable achieving net zero buildings

The new Scope 3 emissions guidance sets out how the emissions of buildings in operation can achieve net zero carbon and meet COP26 carbon reduction targets.
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June 2022 construction output reveals a 1.4% decrease

June 2022 construction output has revealed a 1.4% decrease, marking the first since October 2021 following seven consecutive months of growth.
July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs growth

July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs...

Findings from the July Construction PMI indicate a strong rate of jobs growth but a reduction in UK construction output for the first time since early 2021.
may construction output

May construction output increased by 1.5%, ONS figures reveal

May construction output increased by 1.5% according to the latest ONS figures, which is a record high in monthly-level terms (£15,053 million) since records began in January 2010.
June construction PMI

June construction PMI shows first housebuilding drop in two years

June construction PMI report shows the weakest rise in construction output since September 2021 and business optimism dips for the fifth month running.
supply chain applications

Bouygues UK: Streamlining supply chain applications for payment process

This eBook explains how Bouygues UK are promoting collaborative working for improved efficiency, visibility and risk management across supply chain applications for payment.
uk construction inflation

UK construction inflation could be on the rise, warns Turner &...

Turner & Townsend has warned developers that UK construction inflation will impact the viability of planned projects, as labour shortages, Brexit, and the war in Ukraine maintain pressure on prices.
EDI solution

How Kier processes 94% of invoices electronically with Tradex EDI solution

Causeway Tradex EDI solution has provided Kier Group with the opportunity to ensure that all invoices were received, validated and delivered via touchless processing into their ERP. Here, Dan Foley, finance shared services director at Kier Group, explains how Causeway Tradex has transformed the way the business operates.
M-AR TDSG partnership

M-AR TDSG partnership strengthens supply chain

M-AR TDSG partnership creates an open and collaborative approach to keep projects running to schedule.
post-covid construction boom

Post-Covid construction boom ‘could be over’, research suggests

The most recent research from Barbour ABI indicates that the post-covid construction boom could be over, with April's downward trend continuing into May.
construction in 2022

Construction in 2022: How your company can avoid pitfalls ahead

The industry weathered the storm in 2021 - but it is far from plain sailing ahead. Access Construction looks at the pitfalls that await construction in 2022 and what not to do in order to not just survive but thrive.
april construction output

April construction output reaches first monthly decline since October 2021

April construction output decreased by 0.4% according to the latest ONS figures, which is the first monthly decline since October 2021.
Mace market view

Mace market view report forecasts tender price increase in 2022

A recently published Mace market view report for Q2 2022 has shown tender price increases from 5.5% to 8% in 2022.
construction data breaches

Construction data breaches: Is my data secure in the cloud?

Construction data breaches are on the rise, with data from Kroll showing a staggering 800% rise between 2019 and 2020. Meanwhile, a study of 1,200 ransomware attacks between 2020 and 2021 by Nordlocker found that construction was the most attacked industry.
may construction pmi

May construction PMI shows the weakest rise in residential work in...

May construction PMI data has signalled another slowdown in growth in the sector, particularly a loss of momentum for the residential sector.
improve building safety, procurement

How procurement can improve building safety

The political spotlight has remained firmly fixed on how the industry can improve building safety in the first half of 2022. While progress towards the Hackitt Review recommendations is slowly being made, there is a continued need to revisit and reform processes at procurement level and through the whole supply chain.
london construction activity

London construction activity shows resilience despite rising costs

London construction activity is continuing to demonstrate resilience despite a rise in costs, according to the latest report from the Deloitte London Office Crane Survey.
ESG in construction

How can Blockchain enable the standardisation of ESG in construction?

Blockchain provider Finboot looks at how emerging tech can play a role in validating and standardising ESG in construction.
March construction output

March construction output reaches record heights with 1.7% increase

March construction output increased by 1.7% according to the latest ONS figures - it is the fifth consecutive monthly growth and a record high.
construction supply chain data

Barbour ABI partners with PLACEMAKE.IO to enhance construction supply chain data

Construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, has announced a partnership with PLACEMAKE.IO that will enhance the construction supply chain data offered to mutual clients.
UK construction projects

How does the war in Ukraine affect UK construction projects?

The conflict in Ukraine is having significant and far-reaching economic consequences. Tom Duncan and Sadia McEvoy of law firm Ashurst examine how it will affect current and future UK construction projects.
enterprise readiness programme

Enterprise Readiness Programme: Developing new ideas to help build better

Innovation will be crucial if the construction industry is to address the challenges it faces and the demands of the future. The Enterprise Readiness Programme has been launched by I-Construct to help small and medium-sized business bring new ideas to the sector.
midas collapse

Disrupt, challenge and collaborate: Moving forward in the wake of...

Following the Midas collapse, Constructing Excellence South West’s Devon Club gathered senior leaders across the region to discuss its impact on the wider sector.
resilient supply chains

Turner & Townsend urges clients to secure resilient supply chains amidst...

Turner & Townsend warns businesses to secure resilient supply chains as tender price forecasts point towards a rise of 8.5% in 2022.

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