Construction industry weighed down by cost pressures

Construction output fell 1.8% in volume terms in October 2021, this is the largest monthly decline since April 2020 when output fell by 41.7%. Andy Sommerville, Director at Search Acumen, says: “In Q3 2021 the construction industry saw signs of... View Article

Construction 2021: a year in review

Simon Rowland, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering and Michelle Essen, Managing Associate, at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, take a look at the events of 2021 and the potential challenges and opportunities that the sector could be presented with... View Article

Driving scalability through demand for MMC

Industry experts have called for greater standardisation, collaboration and incentivisation to make Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) work at scale. Specialists from law and finance have said that whilst MMC could be the sector’s opportunity to cultivate a sustainable future,... View Article

houzen responds to COP26 pledges

Proptech investment platform houzen has highlighted the scale of the work required to reduce carbon emissions from residential properties in the UK. Known for its innovative use of property data, the company has put the issue of sustainable retrofits under the microscope.... View Article

The Basajaun demo building in Finland

The Basajaun demo building in Finland will showcase innovative wood-based materials and solutions developed in an EU project. Engineered wood products can make a large contribution to transforming the construction sector from a source of carbon into a sink. VTT... View Article

Work begins on landmark renovation scheme at mediaeval castle

Several award-winning consultants have been revealed as development partners in Raby Castle’s landmark renovation scheme, The Rising, which began a two-year programme of works this week.   The 700-year-old castle near Darlington in County Durham is one of the most intact mediaeval structures in England. Buildings... View Article

Bailey Partnership pledges to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Climate conscious construction consultancy, Bailey Partnership, has pledged to become carbon-neutral and deliver all projects to “Net Zero” by 2030 – 20 years ahead of national targets – in a bid to reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint. Renowned as... View Article

Construction begins on Sackville road regeneration

Construction has begun at Moda Living’s Sackville Road regeneration project, which will deliver a thriving intergenerational neighbourhood of more than 800 state of the art homes in the heart of Hove. The project at the Sackville Road Trading Estate is... View Article

Sustainable design for education

Construction within the education sector is set to face a number of challenges in the next decade as schools look to reach net zero and utilise renewable technology and techniques. Matt Wrate, director at international M&E consultancy CPW, looks at how... View Article