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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • 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.
     
  • 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

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