Hub Director responds to budget statement

Hub Director responds to budget statement

Commenting on Autumn Budget and Spending Review, 2021, Construction Innovation Hub Programme Director Keith Waller said: “The Hub has a vital role to play in delivering the ambitions of the Budget. From the use of its Value Toolkit, to our Platform-based approach to our focus on innovation and transforming practice…

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Premier Modular expands team of offsite specialists in Scotland

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has made two new appointments to increase its presence in Scotland. Based in Renfrew, Paul Kyle has more than 30 years’ experience in the offsite sector gained from holding senior roles for a number of modular building specialists. He re-joins…

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JCB reaches new heights with 555-260R rotating telehandler

Recognising the growth in popularity of rotating machines with high-reach capabilities across Europe, JCB is extending its rotary portfolio, with the launch of the 555-260R. The new model builds upon the versatility and lifting capabilities of the world’s number one telehandler line-up. 5.5-tonne maximum lift capacity 25.5m maximum working height…

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BOPAS Autumn Update

The first BOPAS Forum was held on the 14th September and served as the basis for open discussion and feedback as to the performance of the scheme and of proposed changes to take account of organisations who have progressed digitisation within their design, manufacturing and construction scopes of accreditation. The…

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CIMC MBS Systems Holding Company Ltd receive BOPAS certification

Michael Crane, Head of Innovation at CIMC MBS Systems Holding Company Ltd presented with his BOPAS certificate by Mark Farmer, MMC Champion, at the BOPAS Forum held on the 14th September CIMC MBS System Since its inception in 2004, the volumetric system developed by CIMC Modular Building Systems has provided…

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The Wee House Group receive BOPAS certification

Jennifer Higgins, Managing Director of The Wee House Group presented with their BOPAS certificate by Mark Farmer, MMC Champion, at the BOPAS Forum Held on the 14th September Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group, supplies affordable modular homes to housing association and housing developers across the UK. The…

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Boutique Modern receive BOPAS certification

Lucas Shone, Project Director at Boutique Modern being presented with their BOPAS certificate by Mark Farmer at the BOPAS Forum held on the 14th September in Dudley Boutique Modern:  is a modular buildings manufacturer who specialise in housing products for local authorities and housing associations.  BOPAS Accreditation: "We found the BOPAS approval…

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First built environment commitment to advance net zero whole life carbon

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has officially launched bold, new requirements for the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to address embodied carbon emissions in the built environment, as well as a document outlining best practice for carbon offsetting.  The built environment is responsible for almost 40% of global carbon…

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RIBA publishes new Design for Manufacture and Assembly guidance

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a new edition of the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work, alongside an accompanying guide. The new Overlay aligns with the 2020 Plan of Work and details the relevant tasks that must be actioned…

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FREE carbon calculator for supply chains

Sustainability Tool partners with Supply Chain Sustainability School to launch a free carbon calculator for supply chains 2 September, London, UK — Sustainability Tool, a software application designed to help organisations and supply chains track and measure their sustainability performance, has today launched a carbon calculator, in partnership with the…

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NG Bailey hires two new directors to head up key functions

NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent engineering and services business, has appointed Matthew Towner as regional director for London and Andrew French as director of ICT. Matthew has enjoyed a successful career in engineering and joins NG Bailey from SES Engineering Services, where for the past three and a half…

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NG Bailey – Pioneering New Offsite Manufacturing Techniques

NG Bailey has been championing offsite manufacturing techniques since the 1990s. Now in its centenary year, the company is a partner in the Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform Design Programme – the largest ever Government-backed research and development programme in the industry. The Construction Innovation Hub is playing a key role…

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MMC – overcoming the barriers to greater adoption in housebuilding

Modern methods of construction have the potential to revolutionise house building and assist in reaching the target of 300,000 homes per year. They bring high-quality design, innovative building methods and, perhaps most importantly, have significant sustainability benefits. But while a good start has been made, the uptake in MMC use…

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Premier Modular awarded multi-million-pound contracts for HS2

Premier Modular has been awarded multi-million-pound contracts to provide project offices and welfare facilities for 15 sites that form part of the first phase of HS2 – the high-speed line which will deliver much needed rail capacity across the UK. Awarded by Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS JV), the…

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Premier Modular announces acquisition of netzero buildings

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced the acquisition of NetZero Buildings by the Premier Group for an undisclosed sum. NetZero Buildings and Premier Modular are both part of Cabot Square’s private equity portfolio. The consolidation creates one of the strongest groups in the fast-growing…

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Buildoffsite joins the UK BIM Alliance Affiliate Programme  

In a bid to promote, support and increase the adoption of offsite and pre-manufactured solutions for the built Environment the UK BIM Alliance is delighted to announce a formal affiliation with Buildoffsite. Joe Dyde, Business Manager, Buildoffsite said: “Buildoffsite are thrilled to become an Affiliate member of the UK BIM…

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