Bristol Beacon gives update on construction work and live programme for 2021

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Full article with thanks to https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/bristol-beacon-gives-update-construction-4880873 The £48.8m transformation at the historic venue is making progress The events industry was one of the first to get shut down when coronavirus started to spread and it’s likely to be one of the last to return. With the new variant wreaking havoc on festival organisers’ plans for 2021, many connected with the sector are … Read More

Construction Skills Certification Scheme launches “Virtual” CSCS card and the “My CSCS” app.

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A virtual CSCS card is the same as the plastic card but stored within the My CSCS app on a smart device, such as a mobile phone, rather than in a wallet or pocket. Virtual cards benefit the card holder and their employer by providing both with instant access to the individual’s training and qualification records and eliminating the need … Read More

Industry leaders back £525bn home improvement plan

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Full article with thanks to https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/industry-leaders-back-525bn-home-improvement-plan The Construction Leadership Council is calling for a national education programme for UK homeowners to persuade them to spend £525bn on getting the builders in.   The mass education campaign is a precursor to a ‘national retrofit strategy’ published by the Construction Leadership council to promote home improvement schemes. It says: “The UK has … Read More

Building back better, greener, faster: transforming the construction sector

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Full article with thanks to https://ipa.blog.gov.uk/2020/12/09/building-back-better-greener-faster-transforming-the-construction-sector/ The vital role that the construction sector plays in supporting the country is clear to see, it represents over 6% of all GDP and 7% of the UK’s total workforce which is spread right across the country. You only have to look at the COVID-19 crisis to see the importance of our infrastructure and … Read More

Crossrail gets extra £825m to complete construction

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Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2020/12/01/crossrail-gets-extra-825m-to-complete-construction/ An £825m extra government funding package has been agreed to complete the construction of Crossrail. The financing deal has been thrashed out between Transport for London, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the government for the final phase of the project. Project bosses feared the scheme could have been “mothballed” without the extra funding. The funding will initially … Read More

HS2 opens bidding for first works on phase 2a

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Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2020/11/25/hs2-opens-bidding-for-first-phase-2a-works/ HS2 has fired the starting gun on bidding for the first major works contracts to be awarded on Phase 2a of the project linking Birmingham to Crewe. The ‘Early Civils Work – Package 2’, will be worth £50m and will be awarded through the government’s existing Construction Works and Associated Services framework. HS2 said … Read More

JCB launches electric telehandler and dumper

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Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2020/11/18/jcb-launches-electric-telehandler-and-dumper/ JCB has launched its first-ever electric site dumper and telehandler expanding its offer from the one-tonne excavator launched three years ago and its small tracked dumpster in the E-Tech range. Both machines are being sold as clean air and low noise alternatives and JCB has extended operating times launching a new universal standlone charger … Read More

Construction industry sets out its Covid-19 recovery plans

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Full article with thanks to https://www.insider.co.uk/news/construction-industry-sets-out-covid-22798915 The moves include new ways of working to manage infection control and health and safety The Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has outlined its plans to help the sector recover from Covid-19. The plans, which were created in consultation, focus on the joint action needed between the industry and the public sector. The plans will … Read More

Robot bricklayer builds East Yorkshire house in ‘UK first’

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Full article with thanks to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-54435764 A three-bedroom house in East Yorkshire is being built by a robot, in what has been described as a UK first. Instead of labourers, the house in Everingham is being built by a robotic bricklayer created by Construction Automation. The company said it would increase productivity, build better quality houses and improve health and … Read More

UK PMI: Construction activity rebounded more than expected in September

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Full article with thanks to https://www.cityam.com/uk-pmi-construction-activity-picked-up-more-than-expected-in-september/ The UK’s construction sector unexpectedly picked up speed in September, helped by a post-lockdown bounce in the housing market, according to survey data. The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index accelerated to 56.8 from 54.6 in August – well above the 50-point measure that separates expansion from contraction. The reading was above all … Read More