Ian Chapman, director of the NBS National BIM Library, asks when it comes to BIM, what stage are construction product manufacturers at? And where would you place your business? Ian argues that the early adopters have already answered many questions, so we should learn from their experience and understand the pitfalls and benefits of adoption. […]

The ONS have released their Construction output in Great Britain: June 2016 and April to June 2016. Output was estimated to have decreased by 0.7% in Q2 2016 when compared to Q1 2016, with all new work decreasing by 0.8% and all repair and maintenance decreasing by 0.5%. In June 2016, output decreased by 0.9% […]

Competitive Advantage in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) has set up a quarterly survey to measure the impact of Brexit on Sales & Marketing in the construction sector. Please follow the link to give us your feedback and register for a free report of the findings. Here is a […]

Buildings account for significant carbon emissions in cities, with buildings in some larger cities responsible for up to 80 per cent. A new partnership has been developed between the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and the World Resources Institute-led Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) in a bid to double the rate of energy efficiency buildings by […]

Building homes during a skills shortage There is a very clear requirement for more homes to be built, and an article by Planning and Building Control Today presents a change in attitude for Build to Rent, saying designing and building purpose built rental developments that people want to live in is a key way of […]

The construction marketer must keep informed about marketplace demand and customer requirements. Providing high levels of customer service means you can stay ahead of the competition. This blog presents three elements to consider when delivering effective customer service as part of construction markets. Identify opportunity in changing construction markets Construction markets can change, expand or […]

As a construction product manufacturer it is often hard to know where to start when trying to market your product, or offers such as CPD, to specifiers. It has always been a challenge how best to reach, inform and influence specifiers, engineers, contractors, housebuilders and merchants. The construction marketer has to understand a number of […]

In construction a contract acts as a binding agreement between the party commissioning the building project and the contractor responsible for carrying out the construction work, with a number of forms of contract. The type of construction contract being used will have an influence on the structure of the construction team. In order to ensure product […]

The NBS have provided an overview of the new 2016 edition of the JCT family of standard building contracts. The new security requirements introduced in Approved Document Q are explained in an article by Kevin Underwood for Planning & Building Control Today. Christian Hilber, Associate Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, […]

What does the Brexit vote mean for the construction sector? Here is a summary of how the construction market has reacted. The UK economy was adversely affected by uncertainty prior to the EU referendum. This uncertainty has continued following the Brexit vote. Rain Newton –Smith, chief economist for CBI, goes through what the economic impact […]