02-04 March 2021 / ExCeL, London
Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00

In the news

In the news

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  • The initial cost estimates for the £55.7bn High Speed Two rail project were hundreds of millions of pounds too low, a former HS2 boss has claimed.
  • Robots, VR, offsite: experts at the CN Summit's technology seminar shed fresh light on exactly how all forms of technology are already turning the industry upside down.
  • Contractor Tide Construction has completed the concrete cores for the world’s tallest modular towers.
  • Housebuilder says construction of off-site factory is on track as it reports first half profit down 26%

  • Vastint – the international real estate organisation of over 25 years – has joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme as a Client Partner. Vastint UK has an impressive portfolio of large-scale mixed-use projects in the UK including Sugar House Island in east London, the Brewery Site in Leeds and The Embankment in Cardiff.
     
  • Virtual reality, digital design and offsite manufacturing technologies are the future of UK construction thanks to £72 million investment from the government. Richard Harrington MP announced the funding will go to the Transforming Construction Alliance (TCA) to deliver a national Core Innovation Hub (CIH) in partnership with BRE. 
  • National Grid using artificial intelligence to check drone footage of 7,000 miles of wires and pylons
  • The government has announced details of its ban on combustible materials and handed local authorities the power to strip deadly cladding from high rise buildings
  • Two Yorkshire factories try to tackle housing crisis with modular two and three-bedroom homes
  • TRADA is officially calling for entrants to their TRADA University Challenge 2019 in which students will be challenged to design exemplary student accommodation predominantly from timber
  • The European Union says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050
  • We’ve all got Brexit jitters, but few have them worse than those in the industry who rely on materials coming in from Europe. Jordan Marshall looks at what’s at stake for the supply chain and what steps different parts of the industry are taking to ensure access to the products they rely on

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