Construction

United Kingdom

UK’s Largest Regeneration Project to Welcome First Residents

Wirral Waters is celebrating the practical completion of the first 150 highly sustainable waterside apartments at Peel Waters’ Millers Quay development.Read More »

United Kingdom

Green Belt Sites: LPAs Need Clarity from New UK Government

A national planning and development consultancy has called for the Labour government’s review of national planning policy guidance to provideRead More »

United Kingdom

Large-scale Housing Project Must be Launched Daily to Meet UK Government Target – Propertymark

To meet its manifesto pledge of 1.5 million new homes within this parliamentary term, Labour must deliver just over 1,150Read More »

Europe

FT Recognises Johnson Controls for Climate Leadership  

Johnson Controls has been included in the Financial Times Europe Climate Leaders‘ list for a fourth consecutive year. Compiled inRead More »

MEA

ASHRAE Announces MoU with GCC Standardization Organization

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ASHRAE and the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) formalises initiatives to implement globally recognised standards for sustainable buildingRead More »

Appointments

Duro-Last Names Darren Schulz as New President

Duro-Last, a member of Holcim Building Envelope, has appointed Darren Schulz as its new president. Born in Australia and holdingRead More »

UK & Ireland

Comment: Why the UK’s Construction Skills Shortage Needs a Long-term Strategy

Karl Horton, Chief Data Officer at the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), considers what needs to be done to addressRead More »

UK & Ireland

Pexhurst Attends UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum

Team Pexhurst attended The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) at the end of May. With over 13,000Read More »

Perspectives

UK Homebuilders Eye Labour Lifting Development – Bloomberg Intelligence

Iwona Hovenko, Senior Real Estate Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, comments on a new report finding that UK homebuilders Barratt, TaylorRead More »

United Kingdom

UK Grid Poses Biggest Challenge to Renewable Energy

At a recent networking seminar hosted by Vattenfall IDNO UK, developers representing PV and BESS projects flagged issues with theRead More »

United Kingdom

Supporting Women in Property

DM Hall, the Cumbrian chartered surveying firm which recently acquired Kendal and Carlisle-based Hyde Harrington, is enhancing its presence inRead More »

Perspectives

Making the Building Controls Sector More Appealing to Young Professionals 

Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) president Stacey Lucas says organisations operating in the sector must do more to attract theRead More »

United States

Harris Health to Break Ground on Level I Trauma-Capable Hospital (9th May)

Harris Health System, the integrated public healthcare provider for residents of Harris County in Texas, will be hosting a groundbreakingRead More »

United States

Pittsburgh Data Centre to Accelerate Ardent’s Colocation Offering in the United States

Northern Data Group colocation platform Ardent Data Centers has broken ground at the site of a new data centre inRead More »

Appointments

Gleeds Strengthens Project Management Capabilities

International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has announced two senior appointments, with project management experts Andrew Todman and Craig WardRead More »

Latest Updates

Brickmakers Quality Charter Raises Standards

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the removal of the 1-star rating from its Brickmakers Quality Charter (BQC) schemeRead More »

United Kingdom

UK’s Built Environment Sector Responds to ONS Inflation and Labour Market Figures

Senior figures from the built environment sector comment on the latest UK inflation figures and worse than expected Labour MarketRead More »

Latest Updates

Troubleshooting Engineering Data with Deep Learning

Monolith has developed the first AI-powered ‘Anomaly Detector’ software for engineering teams. The solution can uncover a broad range of issuesRead More »

Switzerland

Elevate Joins Forces with FDT

Holcim has acquired German-based roofing membrane manufacturer, Flachdach Technologie GmbH (FDT). With a 150-history, FDT has forged a leading reputationRead More »

Latest Updates

Semodu to Deliver Sustainable Housing on Ivory Coast

Semodu AG and subsidiaries Semodu Investments and Yanita Investments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cabinet desRead More »

Australia

Doka Expands in Southeast Asia Pacific

Global formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Doka GmbH has acquired Malaysia-based MFE Formwork Technology as it targets growth in Southheast Asia.Read More »

Blog

Construction Conveyors: Streamlining Material Handling on the Job Site

The construction industry relies on a wide range of equipment and machinery to allow efficient operations to take place. ThereRead More »

Best Practice

Retrofitting with BREEAM Certification

The sustainability of building refurbishment and new build projects has been enhanced by new BREEAM quality standards. Pexhurst Contracts ManagerRead More »

Blog

Building Inclusivity

Nyaisha Sullivan, Construction Lead at Veriforce CHAS, explores different strategies for making construction workplaces more gender inclusive ahead of InternationalRead More »

Latest Updates

Construction Materials Tech Disruptor Raises Series A Funding in Saudi Arabia

Pioneering B2B construction tech startup BRKZ has raised US $8 million in a funding round co-led by 9900 and BECORead More »

Appointments

Home Builder Announces Senior Appointment

Genesis Homes has appointed David Graziano as Construction Director. Graziano, whose career spans 34 years, has worked in management rolesRead More »

Latest Updates

Mitie Awarded Electrical Works Project

MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has appointed Mitie as a delivery partner for electrical grid connection works at a solar developmentRead More »

Perspectives

Biodiversity Net Gain: What Developers in England Need to Know

Lucy Dixon, sustainability lead for Veriforce CHAS, considers the impact of new Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) requirements for developers ofRead More »

Latest Updates

UK Construction Pay Fell in 2023

Construction site wages decreased in the final quarter of 2023 according to the latest data from the Hays/BCIS Site WageRead More »

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A Positive Customer Experience

Veriforce CHAS has received a fifth consecutive Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award following hundreds of positive online reviews of itsRead More »

Latest Updates

Gaza and Ukraine Weighing on UK Construction

More than half of participants surveyed for a report by international property consultancy Gleeds expect construction raw materials to beRead More »

Latest Updates

BCIS Calls on UK to Prioritise Repair and Maintenance Sector

The Building Cost Information Service is asking the UK Government to address major issues in the repairs and maintenance (R&M)Read More »

Latest Updates

New Milestone for Canada Water Masterplan

The delivery of new transformers to the Canada Water Masterplan development in the London Docklands marks a key milestone asRead More »

Marketplace

Cintec Fire Resistant Anchors  

A number of fires have had a devastating effect on refurbished buildings, resulting in loss of life. Cintec has beenRead More »

Latest Updates

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

A homebuilder in North West England is encouraging more men working in construction to talk about their mental health toRead More »

Latest Updates

Brick Workers Heading to Parliament as Fears Grow of Industry Collapse – GMB

GMB members working in brick manufacturing will head to Parliament tomorrow [Tuesday 23 Jane 2024] amid fears the sector – which supportsRead More »

Latest Updates

Polyteck Joins Fusion21 Building Improvements Framework

Polyteck is one of 70 suppliers to be included in Fusion21’s Building Improvements Framework for public sector organisations operating inRead More »

Latest Updates

Energy Construction Strike Called off – GMB

A strike involving thousands of construction workers at energy sites across the UK has been called off after they acceptedRead More »

Latest Updates

Accruent Accelerates Engineering Document Management with Acquisition 

SaaS acquisition transforms engineering document management with a modern, centralized hub for managing engineering drawings, documents and media securely from any device.

Europe

Protecting Construction Projects from Storm-generated Humidity

With widespread flooding reported across Europe in the wake of Storm Henk, Aggreko is raising awareness of the risks toRead More »

Latest Updates

Renewable Energy Modeling to Support Clean Energy Buyers with GHG Emissions

A collaboration between The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Amazon, the world’s largest purchaser ofRead More »

Latest Updates

Glasgow M&S Renovation 

Wates has completed the fit-out of Marks & Spencer’s store in Bishopbriggs bringing its total portfolio on behalf of theRead More »

Latest Updates

Excellent BREEAM Fit Out Rating for Medical Centre Refurbishment

Wood Wharf Health Centre, a state-of-the-art facility in Wood Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London, has become only the second healthcare fit-outRead More »

Commercial Real Estate

Ground Broken at Warehouse Development on New Seattle Industrial Park

Ground has been broken at a new 782,875 square foot warehouse and logistics facility on the 310-acre FED310 industrial parkRead More »

Blog

A Day in the Life of a Roofing Surveyor

Matthew Cox gives an insight into his role as Surveying Manager at Gradient (Recticel Insulation) and the career path thatRead More »

Americas

Latin America’s Largest Online Used Mining Equipment Auction

A recent online auction of used mining and construction equipment on behalf of global construction giant Bechtel has received anRead More »

Latest Updates

PSG and InfraVia Invest in Construction Decarbonisation Platform

Helsinki-based One Click LCA has received €40M of investment from PSG Equity and InfraVia Capital Partners to support the developmentRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: ‘Statement’ Exterior for a Residential Development in North London

Keystone Group business IG Masonry Support supplied 65 metres of a mechanically-fixed brick-slip soffit solution for two blocks of buildings thatRead More »

Latest Updates

RAAC and Ruin?

Alan Ferns, Director – Structural Engineering at Dougall Baillie Associates, says seeking timely professional advice can relieve UK building ownersRead More »

Latest Updates

Refurbishment Boost for Gainsborough Hospital

The Scotter Ward at John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough is being upgraded to enhance patient care and future-proof the facility.Read More »

Latest Updates

CHAS to Introduce Mental Health Accreditation Standard

UK compliance and risk solutions provider CHAS is joining Causeway Technologies by asking construction businesses to pledge greater support for mentalRead More »

Latest Updates

Roundtable on Gender Imbalance in Construction

Baxi, a founder member of the Construction Inclusion Coalition (CIC) which launched in September, has hosted a roundtable discussion onRead More »

Latest Updates

Wates UK Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Contracts Exceed £100M

Wates is cementing its presence as a leader in social housing retrofit after securing £107m of Social Housing Decarbonisation FundRead More »

Latest Updates

Partnership Introduces Safer Line of Emergency Communication within Platform Lifts

The Platform Lift Company (PLC) has partnered with SafeLine, a Swedish company that manufactures open protocol safety accessories for liftsRead More »

Latest Updates

SELECT Launches Accredited EV Charge Point Training Course

Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has responded to the rising demand for electric vehicle (EV) charge points by launching its firstRead More »

Appointments

Senior Group Appointment at ENGIE

ENGIE has appointed Thierry Saegeman as Executive Vice President with responsibility for ‘Transformation & Geographies’. Saegeman, who joined the groupRead More »

Latest Updates

SOCOTEC Expands Building Pathology Capabilities

SOCOTEC UK has acquired building pathology consultancy Hutton + Rostron (H+R). Modern buildings present environmental challenges during construction and maintenance,Read More »

Latest Updates

Gleeds Relocates to New Office in Riyadh

International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has relocated its Saudi Arabian business moving to new offices in Riyadh’s central businessRead More »

Latest Updates

BSIF Warns About “Vast Quantities” of Non-compliant Safety Footwear on UK Market

British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) testing has discovered concerning levels of non-compliant safety footwear on the UK market. Safety footwearRead More »

Latest Updates

Free UK Construction Carbon Database

A free-to-access embodied carbon database has been launched by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) with a rallying cry forRead More »

Latest Updates

New Partnership to Help Contractors Build Strong Teams

Software developer HCSS is partnering with cloud-based construction workforce management and payroll platform Miter to offer offering an integrated data-drivenRead More »

Latest Updates

Comment: Real Madrid Borrowing €360 Million to Renovate Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Ben Butterworth, Associate at international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, comments on the recent announcement Real Madrid is seeking €360Read More »

Blog

What Construction Workers Want from Their Managers

There are many things said about what managers want from workers in the form of productivity and goals, but veryRead More »

Blog

The Future of Carbon-neutral Buildings

The construction industry has a significant role to play in reducing carbon emissions, writes Paul Bullard, Product Director at maintenanceRead More »

Marketplace

New Cementex Arc Rated Face Shields

Cementex, the safety tool specialists, highlights the Cementex 17 Cal/cm2 Arc Rated Face Shield (AFS-180) with hard hat. The AFS-180Read More »

Latest Updates

Keeping an Eye Out for Modern Slavery

In advance of Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October, UK compliance and risk management company CHAS reminds businesses about remaining vigilant againstRead More »

Latest Updates

Carillion Workers who Lost Jobs Deserve Proper Answers

Why have bosses who may have been responsible for the failure of British construction major Carillion avoided trial? asks theRead More »

Latest Updates

Construction Sector ‘Crying Out’ for Tech Innovation

An HP survey of construction workers in the US, UK and Germany has found little progress in addressing reportedly sluggish levelsRead More »

Latest Updates

Collaborating will Bring Scotland Closer to Net Zero

More collaboration between politicians and Scotland’s construction industry is vital to reach net zero according to Member of the ScottishRead More »

Latest Updates

New Bristol Workplace Development Tops Out

The Welcome Building, a new type of workspace for Bristol which is being delivered by a joint venture between TristanRead More »

Latest Updates

Mace Forecasts Slowdown in UK Construction Tenders

Global consultancy and construction group Mace has announced no change to its tender price forecast for the third quarter ofRead More »

Appointments

Wates Focusing on Customer Experience with Internal Appointment

Wates has appointed Chey Godfrey as Support Services Operations Manager for its facilities management (FM) business, a new role thatRead More »

Latest Updates

Call to Industry ahead of Carbon Database Launch Funded by BCIS

The UK government may be watering down its commitment to net zero but the construction industry must not let upRead More »

Latest Updates

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Completes ER Renovation Program

improvements and renovations to its emergency department within the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center. The 45-month project began inRead More »

Appointments

Property Care Association Announces Senior Appointment

The Property Care Association (PCA) has appointed Sarah Garry as its new Chief Executive Officer. Garry moves to the PCA withRead More »

Latest Updates

Delivering Retrofit Skills in the South East of England

A new partnership between The Retrofit Academy and the Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) will help train andRead More »

Latest Updates

FIS Launch Guide to UK’s Building Safety Act

New guidance from UK trade body the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) introduces the Building Safety Act to businesses and explain whyRead More »

France

Pharma Company Selects Dalkia for New Quality Assurance Archive Extension

Dalkia has been contracted to deliver a new Quality Assurance Archive building extension by a major pharmaceutical company in theRead More »

Latest Updates

What’s Next for UK Housing?

On 27th September, Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) will host a webinar entitled, “5%, 10% or 15% Drop? What’s Next for UK House Prices?”Read More »

Canada

Prison Sentence for Workplace Death Sends Message to all Employers

A three-year prison sentence imposed on a construction supervisor for criminal negligence in a young worker’s death is a messageRead More »

Latest Updates

Wates Supports Decarbonisation with Electric Fleet Investment

Wates is accelerating plans to decarbonise its commercial van fleet with a major investment to replace 45 small diesel supervisorRead More »

Latest Updates

UK Apartment Association at the 2023 Build to Rent Conference and Awards

The UK Apartment Association will be announcing five award winners at the Annual Build to Rent Conference and Awards ceremony inRead More »

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Legal Comment: UK Theatres Shutting Doors Over RAAC Fears

Kizzy Augustin, Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, comments on media reports of several theatres shutting their doors over fears of findingRead More »

Marketplace

Elevating Design and Acoustic Solutions

Zentia adds exciting new features to the Sonify Range.

Contracts

Brent Council Awards Major Residential Works Contract

The Wates Group will deliver a Major Works programme across Brent Council’s social housing portfolio under a new £35 millionRead More »

Latest Updates

Obart Pumps Rebrands as Tsurumi Pumps UK

Following its 2020 acquisition by the Tsurumi Manufacturing Company of Japan, Obart Pumps has rebranded as Tsurumi Pumps UK Ltd.Read More »

Latest Updates

Compressor Manufacturer Seven Years Ahead of 2030 Sustainability Target

A global manufacturer of compressors, blowers, pumps and vacuum products will cut emissions by 60 per cent this year, sevenRead More »

Latest Updates

Supporting Builders’ Merchants in Scotland

Independent building products manufacturer Brett Martin is strengthening its presence in the Scottish market. Operating from a distribution hub inRead More »

Appointments

BW Expands Design and Build Team

UK workplace fit-out specialist BW has appointed Barnaby Smith and Dan Glater as project directors, along with Chloe Xidhas asRead More »

Environment

Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” atRead More »

Latest Updates

Fatality at Site of New Everton Stadium

A construction worker on the site of Everton Football Club’s new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium has lost his life prompting statementsRead More »

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