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11Feb,20

The Smart Office Revolution Is Here, Because Smart Buildings Are Smart Business

Micah Solomon, Senior Contributor Entrepreneurs Customer service consultant, keynote speaker. micah@micahsolomon.com If you’re going to spend your worklife in an office building, wouldn’t it be great if that building catered closely to your preferences, with lighting levels set according to your preferred profile and the temperature set right where you like it?  And wouldn’t it be nice […]

05Feb,20

WELLNESS TO BE THE TOP 2020S TREND

What will the FM trends of 2020 be? Herpreet Kaur Grewal finds out What will the FM trends of 2020 be? Herpreet Kaur Grewal finds out. © Getty 03 February 2020 |  Herpreet Kaur Grewal A number of organisations released reports about forthcoming trends in facilities management as the year began.  The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated […]

21Jan,20

New report examines house-building productivity

A new research report aims to help the house-building sector use data to demonstrate the value of modern methods of construction (MMC). All Construction News he report has been produced by Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Home (AIMCH), an Innovation Consortium set up to modernise house-building. It examines construction productivity metrics with the […]

07Jan,20

UK construction suffers eighth successive month of shrinking output

All Construction News Construction output fell again in December 2019, according to data gather from industry purchasing managers. The downturn continued across all three broad categories of activity and survey respondents attributed the latest drop in workloads to political uncertainty and subdued client demand in the run-up to the general election that took place on 12th December. The […]

02Jan,20

Electric vehicles could save low-income households millions

Air Quality News by Laura O’Neill  Electric vehicles could save people with lower incomes millions of pounds, a report says. Lower-income households could save nearly £350m in total every year if they switched to an EV, according to reports released by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDFE) and Green Alliance. Compared to petrol and diesel cars, EVs have zero […]

23Dec,19

Fines escalate for health & safety violations

All Construction News Chris Newton, a partner in law firm Keoghs’ crime and regulatory practice, reviews the impact of the new sentencing guidelines on the construction industry Figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) show that fines for health and safety offences have increased by almost 450% since the introduction in February 2016 of new sentencing […]

03Dec,19

Legal expert fires warning over modular housing contracts

Modular homes, advocated by many as a quick and affordable solution to the UK’s housing shortage, come with inherent legal problems, a specialist development lawyer is warning. Above: Zoe Stollard is a partner in Clarke Willmott’s construction team Purchasers of this kit housing run the risk of buying units containing ‘unidentified defects’, according to Zoe […]