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Landsec goes modular in quest for net zero office block

Property developer Landsec is planning to build what it expects to be the UK’s first net zero carbon commercial building by going modular. All Construction News modular. The Forge, previously known as 105 Sumner St, is a 139,000 sq ft office development in Southwark, London SE1, behind the Tate Modern. Landsec is aiming for it […]


Mass transport for the post-Covid world

Hyperloop is being heralded as the first new form of public transportation in more than a century. Lisa Russell looks at whether Covid-19 might accelerate its adoption The global coronavirus pandemic has led to considerable debate about the future of today’s transport systems. Photographs in the news of crowds using buses, trains and planes jar […]


CAN targets renewable energy sector

All Construction News Geotechnical contractor CAN, part of the RSK group of engineering businesses, has set up a business to serve the renewable energy sector. CAN Renewables isspecifically focussing on wind and solar energy clients. Parent company RSK, which acquired CAN in 2018, has worked on wind farms since the emergence of off- and onshore […]


Strap-on scanners become social distance alarms

Another manufacturer of wearable tech is repurposing its products for the social distancing, one of Britain’s hottest markets right now. ProGlove, a German company that makes strap-on bar code scanners for warehouse workers, has modified its technology to create a social distancing sensor. ProGlove’s wearable barcode scanners are in the form of a unit the […]


Planning laws amended to allow sites to work for longer

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced changes to the planning system to help support ‘safe’ construction. All Construction News These include allowing developers to agree more flexible construction site working hours with their local council. The aim of this is to make it easier to follow public health guidance onsite and stagger builders’ arrival times, […]


Energy Efficiency in the Age of Coronavirus

By Greg Zimmerman Though certainly energy efficiency is far from top-of-mind for most facility managers these days, there are still some important steps FMs should take to ensure that even empty facilities aren’t wasting electricity.  These measures go way beyond just making sure telecommuting employees have turned their computers off or that lights are off. The Institute […]