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The biggest opportunities for construction in 2022

The biggest opportunities for construction in 2022

Just like individuals, industry sectors should also set new year’s resolutions. Whilst change shouldn’t wait for January 1st, the end of a year and the start of a new one offers a good opportunity to pause, reflect and work out how to improve – especially as the world...

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Offsite healthcare project awarded

Offsite healthcare project awarded

Premier Modular celebrates largest contract to date. Premier Modular is celebrating the award of its largest offsite healthcare project in its 65-year history – a £21M contract for King’s College Hospital. The project will see the construction of a new outpatient...

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Why Scope 3 needs to be on your sustainability agenda

Why Scope 3 needs to be on your sustainability agenda

At the COP26 climate summit in November 2021, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) unveiled its Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap (the Roadmap). This is for the UK built environment, which ‘aims to outline a common vision and agree upon industry-wide actions for...

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Construction output continues to lift

Construction output continues to lift

The ONS has reported its latest data on November’s construction output. The sector saw output increase by 3.5% in volume terms in November 2021, which is the largest monthly rise seen in construction output growth since March 2021. The new data reveals that the strong...

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A structured approach to Net Zero

A structured approach to Net Zero

Around the world, people are feeling spurred into action after Cop26, says Rachel Davis, Director, Perega. Across every industry and sector, the urgency to rescue the planet from irreparable damage is influencing discussions, strategies and change. It’s well...

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Driving scalability through MMC

Driving scalability through MMC

Industry experts have called for greater standardisation, collaboration and incentivisation to make Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) work at scale. Specialists from law and finance have said that whilst MMC could be the sector’s opportunity to cultivate a...

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Gold standard set for public sector

Gold standard set for public sector

The Cabinet Office has published an independent review looking at putting in place a new ‘Gold Standard’ for public sector construction frameworks. The review, which is a result of a consultation on ‘The Construction Playbook’, will ensure the best possible outcomes...

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Ready, Steady, Zero

Ready, Steady, Zero

The end of COP26 marks the beginning of a marathon to Net Zero 2050: a long-distance race, requiring steady pacing and a firm commitment, says Erik Boyter, CEO, WindowMaster. At first glance, the UK appears to be nearly on the right track with sustainability, with...

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New Years’ resolutions for the construction industry

New Years’ resolutions for the construction industry

Stora Enso’s New Years’ resolutions for the construction industry from Johanna Pirinen, Head of Sustainability at Wood Products, Stora Enso. In the wake of COP26 and the UN’s damning Emissions Gap report, it is imperative that we in the construction industry play...

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Elevating buildings: Helping Homes Reach New Heights

Elevating buildings: Helping Homes Reach New Heights

With significant demand for affordable housing in the UK, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions to increase their availability. One possible solution is the creation of homes in areas that have previously been considered...

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Growth slows, but a positive end to 2021

Growth slows, but a positive end to 2021

While construction growth eased in December, the latest PMI® data pointed to a positive end to 2021 with confidence rising for 2022. The activity index saw solid increases in business activity across the construction sector, as the headline seasonally adjusted IHS...

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