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The Journey to Net Zero Cities Starts at Home

The Journey to Net Zero Cities Starts at Home

Jai Thampi is Senior VP Strategy & Innovation at Schneider Electric’s Home & Distribution division. In this piece, Jai shares insights into the development of smarter cities, and what we need to do as individuals to make it happen. Climate change is real, and...

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MMC: Why It’s Time to Set the Standard

MMC: Why It’s Time to Set the Standard

As the Government’s own 2025 deadline approaches for new build homes to be ‘zero carbon ready’, and with mandates for 25% of new homes to be built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Ian Atkinson, partner at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, discusses the...

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Triple Point: Long-Awaited Clarity for Delay Damages

Triple Point: Long-Awaited Clarity for Delay Damages

Kate Onions, partner and head of construction disputes, and Laura Taylor, associate, at law firm Shakespeare Martineau. In this latest feature, they write about the Triple Point decision from the Supreme Court and explain how this decision will impact customers and...

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Plans to Drive Levelling Up Agenda

Plans to Drive Levelling Up Agenda

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is set to get a name change, becoming the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities as the UK Government delivers on its central mission to level up every part of the country. The new change comes as...

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Pagabo Launches Bidding for Civils Framework

Pagabo Launches Bidding for Civils Framework

Pagabo, a national framework provider, has officially launched bidding for suppliers to join its brand-new £1.6 billion Civils and Infrastructure Framework, which is due to go live at the start of 2022. The new framework will run over four years and will allow local...

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Premier Modular Achieves BOPAS Accreditation

Premier Modular Achieves BOPAS Accreditation

Premier Modular has announced that it has achieved BOPAS accreditation for its modular living solutions. This follows on from the company’s expansion into the residential sector. Established in 1956, Premier has five factories at its production centre in East...

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McGoff Group Reveals Development Plans

McGoff Group Reveals Development Plans

The McGoff Group has announced that it has acquired 2.9 acres of land in Adel, Yorkshire with planning permission granted for a new mixed-use residential development. The site is located on Oltey Road and will be transformed by McGoff, who will deliver a 74-bedroom...

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GRAHAM Secures Place on £20bn Framework

GRAHAM Secures Place on £20bn Framework

Homes England has selected GRAHAM Construction as one of its 66 preferred partners on its new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The £20 billion procurement framework is the biggest DPS of its kind and is set to replace the Delivery Partner Panel 3...

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VolkerFitzpatrick Wins Contract for Blade Factories

VolkerFitzpatrick Wins Contract for Blade Factories

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that it has awarded VolkerFitzpatrick an £82 million design and build contract. The contract will deliver two wind turbine blade manufacturing facilities, along with repurposing an existing factory, at its site in Hull....

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How Can Businesses Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

How Can Businesses Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

The way we purchase has changed over the last 18 months. Traditional methods are no longer an option. Stocks at the manufacturers and wholesalers used to be plentiful. There was also no issues with the pipelines. That was until COVID-19 hit early last year, of course....

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City & Guilds Partners with EAL

City & Guilds Partners with EAL

To help with the skills gaps in the construction industry, City & Guilds has struck a partnership with EAL. Since the start of September, the first learners in England have begun studying two newly launched T Levels. They are: T Level Technical Qualification in...

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Retrofit Service to Train 3,500 Tradespeople

Retrofit Service to Train 3,500 Tradespeople

A retrofit service which helps people in Greater Manchester to eco-refurbish their homes is planning to train 3,500 builders, joiners, electricians and plumbers in green skills over the next five years thanks to money raised via a £550,000 community share offer....

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