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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Innovative ways to use waste, such as duvets as insulation and oyster shells as tiles, are being realised by architect of the Waste House, Duncan Baker-Brown. Duncan is curating the Waste Zone at Futurebuild 2019

  • During this challenging time for funding for schools, NHS and not for-profit-organisations, Collecteco’s Steve Sliney looks at the many benefits of reusing materials and office furniture that often end up as waste
  • The first of a group of about 200 ‘leaders’ from business, government, academia and civic society have agreed to commit to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth a summit in London
  • London Waste and Recycling Board’s (LWARB) new office puts circular economy principles into action. Fitted out in just four weeks, the result is a smart, medium spec, working-space delivered for the same price as a traditional low spec fitout

  • On 19th November 2018 the highest-performing construction companies and suppliers in the UK and Ireland triumphed at the 2018 National Considerate Constructors Scheme Company and Supplier Awards.

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