BIM adoption and the standardisation of product data Results of a survey, by Construction Manager and BIM+ have revealed that a high proportion of public sector clients are failing to adopt BIM on their projects and that 1 in 4 said they did not ask for BIM adoption on their projects. They surveyed clients, contractors […]

In response to the recently launched Procuring for Growth Balanced Scorecard by the government, The CPA has produced new procurement guidance tool. Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive at the Construction Products Association, said “The CPA tool will signpost procurers to the established set of international and European standards, Publicly Available Specifications (PAS’s) and certifications schemes […]

Offsite construction continues to grab the headlines, with the CITB publishing a report on Building Skills for Offsite Construction and announcing training courses for those working in the sector. No doubt these will be needed, as another modular homes factory has been announced, this time by AECOM who plan to use it to provide 3000 […]

In construction a contract acts as a binding agreement between the party commissioning the building project and the party responsible for carrying out the construction work. The Main Contractor oversees and manages the construction of a building project. The work is delivered under a contractual agreement. There are a number of forms of contract and it […]

A year has passed since the government BIM level 2 mandate came into force and the UK is seeing world leading development being done in the area of BIM. Yet since the level 2 Mandate, Brexit fears have exacerbated the skills gap faced by the industry, as well as impacted on the costs of materials. […]

2017 Spring Budget – no new major announcements for construction The CPA, in response to the budget, say anyone seeking major announcements are likely to be disappointed, going on to say there were only a handful of announcements relevant to construction. Many of these were carried over from the previous autumn budget, including a £220 million fund […]

Accord, a West Midlands housing association, which has been producing timber-framed factory-built homes through its LoCaL Homes arm since 2011 is now looking for partners to roll out the concept. The Dutch approach to volume custom-build is coming to the UK. Allowing plot owners to choose from a pool of six architect-led ‘home manufacturer’ teams, […]

Arcadis recently warned that Brexit could see British construction miss out on 215,000 workers, calculating that the recruitment need is equivalent to employing one new worker every 77 seconds! This is also backed by research from RICS, which reveals that large construction projects could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU single market, as […]

For the construction product manufacturer marketing to architects is a key business strategy; creating awareness of products so that they’ll be included in designs, thereby creating ‘demand pull’ through the supply chain, and eventually sales. The architect is one of the most important members of the design team, distilling the requirements and advice of other […]