Construction

Whitepapers

Building Safety: Why You Should Care

A new white paper from ASSA ABLOY focuses on leadership in building safety, challenging the ‘tick box’ approach to compliance that is prevalent within the built environment. The white paper uses the same framework as a series of reports on building safety from Dame Judith Hackitt and the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) to examine…

News

FIS and Worshipful Company of Plaisterers 2022 Training Award Winners

FIS and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the winners of their annual Training Awards at a gala lunch which was held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London. The Awards are a collaboration between FIS and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers to recognise outstanding apprentices, students, individuals and organisations who have made…

News

Maximising Security at One of Warsaw’s Tallest Buildings

Global identity solutions provider HID has iplemented a mobile access solution and mobile-enabled Bluetooth® readers at the Skyliner skyscraper development in Warsaw, Poland.   Located in the vibrant Wola business district, Skyliner is one of the tallest buildings in the capital at 195 metres high. It is the first skyscraper commissioned by the developer, Karimpol…

Corporate

Planet Mark Accreditation

UK refurbishment contractor Pexhurst has achieved Planet Mark sustainability certification. Planet Mark is a certification that recognises continuous improvement, encourages action and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals who make a world of difference. The construction sector is one of the greatest contributors to waste, making sustainability a high-priority for the industry. As a…

News

UKAS Accredits Spie Legionella Risk Management Systems

SPIE UK is the first facility services provider to secure ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation from The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its management of Legionella risks. UKAS is the national accreditation body for the United Kingdom, appointed by government, to assess organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. SPIE UK’s successful accreditation under…

Construction

Grosvenor Services Awarded TfL Silvertown Tunnel Security Contract

Charter Security, a subsidiary of Grosvenor Services Group, has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security at Transport for London’s (TfL) Silvertown Tunnel construction site.The 1.4km long tunnel, which Riverlinx CJV are constructing on behalf of TfL, will run underneath the Thames and connect Silvertown to Greenwich Peninsula. This will be the…

Construction

Construction to Start at £26M Lancashire Industrial Park Project

Building work commencing in December will deliver 405,000 sq ft of industrial and commercial space at a new £26 million industrial and commercial park on the historic 21-acre Botany Bay site in Chorley, Lancashire. On completion, the new development will feature 33 units for light industrial and commercial use ranging in size from 1,000 sq…

Construction

ViaWest Breaks Ground on Salt Lake City Industrial Project

Arizona-based real estate development and investment company ViaWest Group has broken ground on a new 172,845-square-foot Class-A speculative warehouse building in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new 5 South Commerce Center development is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of next year. Cushman & Wakefield director Phillip Eilers and colleagues, Jon Schreck and Rick…

Automation & AI

DAMAC Achieves Energy Savings with AI

An artificial intelligence (AI) solution using digital twin technology is helping Dubai-based luxury developer DAMAC Properties to achieve and pass on significant reductions in utility costs.  According to the outcome of a digital simulation conducted in August 22, savings are being achieved in as little as 30 days using Deep Reinforcement Learning to learn and…

Construction

BAM to Deliver £84m Mental Health Care Unit in Wales

BAM has been commissioned by Betsi Cadwaladr University (BCU) Health Board to develop the detailed design for a new inpatient adult and older persons mental health unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan near Rhyl, Wales. The Welsh Government has approved the Health Board’s outline plans and the scheme can now proceed to a full…

Construction

FIS Announces New Insurance Offering for Members

To help members manage risk, UK body The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS), has partnered with insurance consultants Construction Shield and AWL Homeproof to launch a service that promises competitive insurance cover. The new service offers exclusive access to specialist insurance products at highly competitive prices – including support with professional indemnity, “contractors all risk”,…

Construction

UKAA Announces Headline Theme for Build to Rent Conference

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) has announced its annual Build to Rent Conference and Industry Awards ceremony will be held under the theme, ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, on 15th November when major players from the BTR sector will gather in London for its annual event which includes an awards ceremony. By focusing on excellence, the…

Construction

Peel Issues ESG Update

Peel L&P has released its annual ESG report on the progress the British regeneration business is making in implementing a Five Year Sustainability Plan.  Peel, which has a record of transformative and exciting projects including MediaCity at Salford Quays and the trailblazing Manchester homeless project Embassy Village, reports progress on all 22 of its sustainability…

Construction

Refurb and Reuse vs Demolition and Rebuild

Stuart Byles and Lee Stuart, technical directors at UK contractor Pexhurst Services, discuss key take-homes on BREEAM standards from a recent Refurb and Reuse vs Demolition and Rebuild roundtable with FM Magazine. Refurbishment has been relatively late to BREEAM standards in comparison to new builds, and still seems to be in the early stages with…

Appointments

F3GROUP Announces New CEO

UK real estate developer F3GROUP has appointed Jon Dixon as its new CEO, with current CEO Gavin Gleave taking up a new role within the company as Executive Chairman. A qualified chartered surveyor, Dixon brings with him a wealth of experience in the real estate investment and development industry across Europe and the Middle East.…

Construction

Launch of Cavity Wall Insulation with Low Lamda Rating

ROCKWOOL is claiming the UK’s lowest thermal conductivity rating for its new stone wool acoustic and fire insulation product for cavity walls, NyRock® Cavity Slab 032. Providing specifiers with a low lambda, non-combustible stone wool slab for full and partial fill masonry cavities that enables a thinner wall construction, the solution utilises the company’s patented…

Construction

Super-prime Chelsea Contractor Goes Into Administration

Alex Cadwallader and Neil Bennett of Leonard Curtis have been appointed as Joint Administrators of renowned prime contractor, Cheevers Poole Limited, which entered into administration on 8th September. The Chelsea-based business – established in 2013 –  has operated in the super-prime property sector, offering a wide range of bespoke solutions for global clients on more…

Blog

The Latest Vegas Mega-Casino Looks Like a Winner

It’s easy to think of Las Vegas as something of a finished product from a real estate and construction perspective. After all, there seem to be almost more casinos, hotels, and miscellaneous entertainment venues than visitors know what to do with already. At the same time though, there’s still quite a bit of space around…

Construction

UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation Launches Asset Information Management Common Data Environment

The United Kingdom Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched the next phase of its Asset Information Management Common Data Environment (AIM CDE), using the intelligent data management platform, gliderbim®. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has successfully led a phased deployment of a new AIM CDE, using the gliderbim platform and with the support of Glider’s information…

Construction

Veolia and TotalEnergies to Build Oman’s Largest Desalination Solar Plant in Regional First for the Gulf

Global multi-energy company TotalEnergies and Veolia have signed an agreement to start the construction of the Sultanate of Oman’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system providing power for a desalination plant in the city of Sur. The power plant will be located on the site of the Sharqiyah Desalination plant, which is a reference in Oman…

Construction

Sickness Absences Fall After Groundbreaking Flexible Working Pilot

Contractors BAM Construct, BAM Nuttall, Skanska UK and Willmott Dixon have reported reduced sickness absence rates in a follow-up study to an 18-month flexible working pilot. The follow-up study which was commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) from social enterprise and flexible working consultancy, Timewise, obtained updated data on sickness absences from the…

Construction

New ROCKWOOL Product Extends Efficiency of Lambda Coefficient Insulation

As pressure mounts on the construction industry to deliver more thermally efficient buildings while preserving standards of fire and acoustic performance, ROCKWOOL has launched NyRock technology, an evolution in stone wool composition that delivers the lowest lambda stone wool insulation available in the UK. Created using a new patented production process, this next generation stone…

Construction

UK’s Largest Urban Regeneration Project Breaks Ground

Construction is underway at Miller’s Quay, the £130 million urban regeneration development on the left bank of the River Mersey in North West England, and flagship project of the UK government’s ‘levelling up’ strategy. A partnership between Peel L&P, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, and long-term investor (and Peel funding partner) Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), the…

Construction

Mitas Launches New Tyre for Construction Industry

Mitas has expanded its GRIP’N’RIDE tyre offering for the construction industry with a new size for wheeled and backhoe loaders. The 21L – 24 IND tyre is designed for improved performance even on softer terrain and features strengthened sidewalls for greater durability when handling increased load capacity, a special tread pattern that delivers increased grip,…

Construction

SELECT Nominated for UK Trade Association Awards

SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade body has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the Association Excellence Awards which salute the vital work trade associations undertake on behalf of their members. The first nomination for Best Membership Support Since Covid-19recognising the organisation’s on-going response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has included offering members…

Appointments

Cushman & Wakefield Expands Healthcare Project Management Capabilities in California

Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its offering to the healthcare sector in the West Region of the United States with the addition of an eight-member project management team as well as the purchase of certain assets from Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, LLC, an end-to-end healthcare facility concept, planning, development, and project management services firm in…

Automation & AI

What Can FM Learn from F1?

Rogier Roelvink, Customer Strategy Director with Oracle Construction and Engineering, explains how processes and technologies from Formula One motorsport can accelerate performance in facilities management. Formula 1 is a sport often described as being driven by data; teams are obsessed with analysis and minute details that could give them a competitive advantage on the track.…

Cold Storage

Developer Bringing Cold Storage Space to Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor

Local developer Weston, Inc., has started construction of a much-needed 156,000 SF temperature-controlled warehouse space in Cleveland, Ohio, with opening scheduled for the third quarter of 2023. Located along the Opportunity Corridor and classified as a Public Refrigerated Warehouse, the Cleveland Cold Storage project will provide customers with a full range of temperature-controlled storage and…

Construction

Preparing a Chapel for the 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War

A collaboration between Mitie and several partner organisations has transformed the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel ahead of the 40th anniversary of the conflict. Opened in 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen as a memorial to those who fought and died in the South Atlantic in 1982, the chapel stands in the 230-acre grounds of Pangbourne…

Construction

Trelleborg Launches Earthmover Tire for Loading Operations

Trelleborg has taken on the challenge to improve earthmoving operations with the release of its newest radial tire, the EMR1031, designed to perform on the most demanding terrain, from sand to rock or extra hard surfaces. Manufactured using a cut-resistant compound, the tire features a premium sidewall protector for damage protection and longer tire life,…

Construction

Knowledge at your Fingertips

Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has taken a major step towards achieving greater openness, transparency and information exchange within the construction industry in Scotland following its launch of a revolutionary new data dashboard. Available via its own website, the dashboard will benefit the sector, companies and individuals by collecting and disseminating…

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