October 7, 2016

The Government is pledging £5bn of public money to accelerate building of tens of thousands of homes.

Under the latest plan to galvanise the house building industry, ministers will set aside £2bn of new public borrowing to fund an Accelerated Construction Scheme to...

When building new homes you need to make sure you comply with building regulations and also the technical standards set out by your warranty provider.

Most warranty providers use a stage inspection process to ensure these technical standards are being met by visiting th...

A British withdrawal from the EU, also known as a ‘Brexit’, is perhaps the biggest political issue of the entire decade.

As with every other industry in the UK, the construction industry has mixed views on the prospect of a Brexit. Will it help to tackle the skills shor...

Timber door and window frames are an increasingly popular option in both new builds and conversions. These can provide a premium finish making projects stand out from the crowd. However, the durability of timber compared to other materials means their use is not withou...

By most accounts the construction waste stream is very, very big. And, it’s not just all the waste from new construction, but also what’s coming from remodeling and repurposing buildings.

Every time a sledge hammer bashes through cabinets, or a waiting dumpster receives...



The redesign of the Empire State Building envisions wood for both structural and architectural elements. If wood can reduce the weight of flooring systems while also reducing the embodied energy of the structure, it will offer a sustainability bonus. (Graphic is cour...

To reduce construction equipment theft you need to have a plan. Here’s the background on equipment thefts and a step-by-step approach for avoiding them.

It’s no secret that the success of large construction projects is dependent on the proper use, storage and upkeep of...


A wearable monitor has been launched for construction workers in a bid to prevent hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)


Morgan Sindall and Murphy are trialing the HAVWEAR system from Reactec.


The watch-style monitor is worn on a wrist strap by tool users and reports resu...

January 19, 2016

Interactive buildings are indeed a unique experience and have revolutionized our lives the way it had never done before. It has actually raised the bar of our living standards by providing a blend of convenience, enhanced security system and through easy to use and yet...


Construction skills shortages pushed up wages by 6% last year.


Pay increases in the industry are running at three times the national average of 2%.


The latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors also warned that skills shortages are putting at risk...

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