Features

2011-09-30 14:09

Lutz Johnen, managing director of Aqua-lity Trading & Consulting and chairman of the UK’s Rainwater Harvesting Association, takes a look at the latest regulation regarding rainwater recycling and outlines where the industry is heading in the UK.

2011-09-21 13:46

With the construction industry battered and bruised by the economic downturn, one company’s mixture of old-fashioned graft and forward-thinking innovation is providing a ray of sunshine amid the gloom.

2011-09-21 13:25

The Infrastructure Show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 17-19 October, has announced that the presentation programmes for its Road and Rail Hubs are now full, while more headline speakers have been confirmed for the Airports and Utilities Hubs and the new Keynote Theatre.

2011-09-08 09:53

The ongoing economic downturn is causing ‘severe’ problems among construction business supply chains; especially for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that rely on mechanised plant and equipment to carry out their work, according to professors Gary Holt and David Edwards, of The Centre for Business Innovation and Enterprise, at Birmingham City Business School.

2011-09-08 09:45

The University of Salford has gathered experts from the USA, Brazil, Finland, Peru and the UK for an event to provide construction professionals with transformational examples of the use of building information modelling (BIM) and lean construction methods.

2011-08-25 10:48

Work has recently started on the demolition of the old Walton Hospital in Liverpool, which will pave the way for the construction of a new mental health in patient facility for Mersey Care.

2011-08-25 10:38

Salford-based energy solutions business ENER-G has established a specialist new healthcare division following its appointment to a framework of approved contractors that will deliver major low carbon infrastructure improvements across the NHS.

2011-08-09 09:01

An extensive range of Alumasc’s painted and primed Cast Iron Rainwater is now available ex-stock with a 3 day lead-time.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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