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IOM in collaboration Futurebuild: Construction Industry Insight report

Industry News IOM in collaboration Futurebuild: Construction Industry Insight report A piece of original research conducted with the construction industry which gives insight into how working practices can develop and improve in the future with a focus on worker health. The work was done as part of the Futurebuild conference and outlines new perspectives and insights

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Construction companies see six-month highs in rising costs

Industry News Construction companies see six-month highs in rising costs The cost increase was the highest for six months due to escalating fuel, energy and commodity prices, according to Tim Moore, economics director at S&P Global. Read the full article. Share this article: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Read more:

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How can RIBA Chartered Practices provide job support for Ukrainian refugees?

Industry News How can RIBA Chartered Practices provide job support for Ukrainian refugees? RIBA will collaborate with the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) to identify displaced architects and students from Ukraine and promote opportunities for them on their social media channels. The RIBA’s refugee job support will also extend to Chartered Practices offering jobs and

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The Building Safety Bill at its final stages of parliamentary journey

Industry News The Building Safety Bill at its final stages of parliamentary journey After the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building Regulations and Fire Safety report, the Building Safety Bill is now at the report stage in the House of Lords and approaching the end of its parliamentary journey. The bill represents the

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UK’s greenest Healthcare Building is awarded passivhaus certification

Industry News UK’s greenest Healthcare Building is awarded passivhaus certification The award-winning Foleshill Health Centre in Coventry has received the Classic Passivhaus Certificate, reinforcing its status as the greenest healthcare facility in the UK. Read the full article. Share this article: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Read more:

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Meet the ConTech

Industry News What it’s like being a construction-tech entrepreneur – in five words by John Priestland The C-Tech hosted a ‘Meet the ConTech’ session at FutureBuild on 2nd March.  We brought five construction-tech entrepreneurs together to share their experience of what it is like to set up and run a start-up for the built environment.

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Line of Sight Methodology offers ‘golden thread’ to connect organisations with their assets

Industry News Line of Sight Methodology offers ‘golden thread’ to connect organisations with their assets A newly published CSIC paper describes an innovative framework to help organisations create a ‘golden thread’ of information giving a line of sight to directly connect organisational objectives and asset requirements. Lead author Dr James Heaton, Digital Consultant at Costain,

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MCS announces key changes to its Heat Pump Standard

Industry News MCS announces key changes to its Heat Pump Standard MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has announced fundamental changes to its Heat Pump Standard. The existing Heat Pump Standard (MIS 3005) will be split into two standards – one for Heat Pump Design (MIS 3005-D) and one for Heat Pump Installation (MIS 3005-I). The changes

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The story of gliderbim® and an oil industry giant

Industry News The story of gliderbim® and an oil industry giant Glider has been leading on two projects for oil industry giant Shell, focusing heavily on asset information management, and supported by the implementation of Glider’s flagship common data environment (CDE), gliderbim®. What is the project? The famous Shell Centre Tower was originally designed by

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Building Performance Evaluation Guide

Industry News Building Performance Evaluation Guide New homes often fail to meet low-energy targets and to satisfy residents with fundamental issues such as ease of use, summer comfort and energy costs. There is little Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) happening routinely on projects to close the performance gap. A step change is needed to transition to

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Glider to deliver a digital handover solution for Stratford Waterfront East Bank development

Industry News Glider to deliver a digital handover solution for Stratford Waterfront East Bank development Glider has confirmed its plans to introduce gliderbim® alongside project partners to manage the structured asset data and handover documentation for the Stratford Waterfront East Bank development in London. The Stratford Waterfront site will bring together BBC recording studios, a

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Cutting Edge Access Control

Industry News Cutting Edge Access control Access control is of huge importance to society. Its purpose is to ensure that the right people are free to move around the right areas of a building at the right times, while unauthorised people are prevented from entering those parts of a building where or when their presence is

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Building the foundations of a better future

Industry News Building the foundations of a better future COP26 brought the world to Glasgow to discuss the climate crisis and how we change the way we work to address this existential threat. But it wasn’t the first forum at which the Hub was represented. UK Construction Week, in which the Hub was a delivery

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C2CPII’s response to COP26

Industry News C2CPII’s response to COP26 COP26 in Glasgow represented a crucial turning point for our planet and for humanity. Earlier last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and climate scientists around the world made it unequivocally clear that if we do not work together now to cap global temperature rise by 2030, there

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Climate regulating ocean plants and animals destroyed by toxic chemicals and plastics, accelerates our path towards ocean pH 7.95

Industry News Climate regulating ocean plants and animals destroyed by toxic chemicals and plastics, accelerates our path towards ocean pH 7.95 The current high concentrations of carbon dioxide and nutrients in ocean waters along with slightly elevated temperatures should make marine life flourish, but this is not the case. We have lost 50% of all

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Five ways to reduce carbon on construction sites

Five ways to reduce carbon on construction sites 17 December 2021 Sourced from Construction Manager Magazine. Consultant Arcadis has recommended five ways to reduce energy usage, and consequently carbon emissions after it predicted a second wave of inflation across a range of construction materials, driven by rising energy prices. Read the full article.

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Environmentally-friendly insulation made of popcorn

Environmentally-friendly insulation made of popcorn 14 December 2021 Sourced from CIAT. Scientists at the University of Göttingen in Sweden have developed a process of using popcorn to make sustainable building insulation and have agreed on a licence with the German building material specialist Bachl Group to commercialise it. Read the full article.

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No more mass timber shortages

No more mass timber shortages 14 December 2021 Sourced from Construction Index. The Timber Trade Federation’s statistics show that import levels are more than 23% higher than in Q3 2020. The timber industry has shown resilience and is in a good position to meet demand in 2022. Read the full article.

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Morgan Sindall signs contract with Leeds developer to build apartment block

Morgan Sindall signs contract with Leeds developer to build apartment block 06 December 2021 Sourced from Construction Index. Morgan Sindall has been driven this week on Citylife’s Springwell Gardens scheme. The 16-storey tiered building, designed by Nick Brown Architects, will have 223 one, two, and three-bedroom residential apartments and is expected to be completed by

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COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal

COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal 15 November 2021 Sourced from BBC News. RA draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has detailed commitments to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels, as countries race to make a deal. While the discussions around fossil fuels have been softened, the involvement of

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Virtual pavilion for COP26 features the built environment’s role in climate change

Virtual pavilion for COP26 features the built environment’s role in climate change 08 November 2021 Sourced from designboom. The ‘build better now’ project spotlights the built environment’s role in the climate crisis, an industry responsible for 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions and a third of the world’s energy consumption. This virtual exhibition began a

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Transforming the UK’s approach to homegrown timber

Transforming the UK’s approach to homegrown timber 01 November 2021 Sourced from pbc today. The Transforming Timber initiative, led by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, aims to boost the use of homegrown sustainable timber in mainstream construction projects. It has now secured funding to create a demonstrator home ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference taking

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Climate change: ‘Adapt or die’ warning from the Environment Agency

Climate change: ‘Adapt or die’ warning from Environment Agency 25 October 2021 Sourced from BBC News. This new report reviewed by the BBC this week has assessed the country’s readiness to cope with the many different risks of climate change. In its response, environment department Defra addressed that it has taken key measures in a

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