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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • A series of wet winters have changed attitudes to flood risk. This year, the first outputs from the Government-backed flood resilience action plan will include a new code of practice for construction projects, with changes to building regulations also in the pipeline. Jon Masters explains.
  • A hotel is claimed to be the first in the UK to be powered by battery, saving up to £20,000 a year on its energy bill by charging from the National Grid during off-peak periods.
  • A third of the UK’s electricity came from renewables in 2018 as overall power generation fell to its lowest levels since 1994.
  • A local authority has completed its first modular build after securing £120,000 in funding from government housing agency Homes England.
  • The BREEAM Awards recognise the achievement of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of BREEAM certified buildings.

  • Businesses and manufacturers will “pay the full cost” of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, government says, under its long-awaited strategy for England’s resources and waste, which has been unveiled by the Environment Secretary today.
  • Government confirms anyone who adds solar from April 2019 will not be paid for excess electricity exported to grid
  • 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.
     

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