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.
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.
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.
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.
Three big-name sponsors – LG Air Conditioning, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Panasonic – have signed up to support the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show (ACR Show), being held at the NEC from 13 to 15 March, 2012.
Alex Whittingham from CL:AIRE updates Builder & Engineer on advances making Brownfield development simpler and more sustainable
The Glass and Glazing Federation work closely with many building professionals and contractors, guiding people to the regulatory requirements for their project.