A Centre of Excellence for Construction Innovation Has Opened in Braintree

A Centre of Excellence for Construction Innovation Has Opened in Braintree

I-Construct, a £2.3 million centre of excellence for construction innovation, has opened for business. Building work has finished, only 15 months after it began, on the innovation hub which is based off Springwood Drive in Braintree. The two-storey building – consisting of a technology suite, exhibition space,  conference facilities and…

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Stelling Properties Proud Winners of Southern Enterprise, Best Real Estate Developer & Management Company of the Year Award

Stelling Properties Ltd have been voted Best Real Estate Developer & Management Company of the year 2021 in the Southern Enterprise Awards. The prestigious awards recognise companies who display, dedication to customer service, client satisfaction and display an on-going commitment to excellence and innovation. The independent panel of judges were…

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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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