Building crumbles further in April

UK construction outputs decreased significantly in April with the total value of contracts awarded at just £5.5bn, according to figures released today (21 May 2015). The volume of activity is 9.8 per cent less than in March, but 11 per... View Article

Summer School shares Austria’s passion for the Passive House

For years, Austria has developed and delivered passive house technology across a wide-range of environments including homes, offices, public buildings, hotels, student accommodation – and even industrial centres. Now, as UK architectural, construction and property professionals seek out more information... View Article

NCC to energy refurbish Million Program homes

NCC and the municipal housing company Stockholmshem are to jointly create secure and attractive public utility housing in the Stockholm area. Another aim of the upgrade is to halve energy consumption in the rental apartments. The framework agreement is estimated... View Article

ISG underway with £6.2 million Halifax office scheme

ISG is underway with a £6.2 million project to redevelop the 19th century Grade II Listed Princess Buildings in Halifax, West Yorkshire for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. The scheme forms part of the Council’s plans in Halifax Town Centre to... View Article

ISG adopts Salford School

The COYO ‘Adopt a School’ scheme brings together academia with leading built environment specialists to sponsor the ‘Design Engineer Construct!’ learning programme  – which gives students a fully accredited Level 1 and 2 qualification (equivalent to one GCSE) in the... View Article

Industry reacts to the General Election

netmagmedia looks at the comments throughout the industry in regards to the electoral vote. Rob Oliver, Chief Executive (Construction Equipment Association) – comments as the Election comes to a close: “I think the prospect of some continuity in Government policies... View Article

The Development is in the Detail

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the forefront of technological advances in the construction industry, with the government announcing that from 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must be delivered using this innovative process. BIM is a process model... View Article

Hoxton Hall returned to its former glory

A major £2.5million restoration project has been completed at Hackney’s historic Hoxton Hall Partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the work has returned the Grade II* listed Victorian Music Hall to its former glory. As part of the masterplan... View Article

Garden Cities must be more than just a political buzzword

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the manifesto pledges for a new generation of Garden Cities from the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats, but has raised questions about the commitment to delivering genuinely sustainable new settlements. Kate... View Article