Nicky Burridge reports(Sept 11th) that property sales, buyer enquiries and new instructions all failed to improve in August following a brief early summer bounce in the property market.
The acquisitions allow the Silicon Valley company to expand its coverage of the US market. UEB Builders is a general contractor in Arizona that constructs commercial and residential projects. Georgia-based Fortune-Johnson specialises in multi-family residential projects. Both companies will adopt the Katerra brand.
According to a report in Housing Today, Government targets are missing the real issues, which include household numbers and low interest rates. The UK’s housing crisis will not be solved simply by building more homes, according to a new report published by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, a consortium of 14 institutions which […]
A new report by Arup outlines the key reforms needed to the UK’s planning system to facilitate the widescale use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to help deliver the large number of new homes the country needs.
To tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry a domestic reverse charge will be introduced with effect from October 2019. Writing in Construction Manager, Alison Birch, VAT partner at Mitchell Charlesworth, explains what this means for businesses in the construction industry.Please enter a description….
Hamish Champ reports in Housing Today that without modern methods of construction UK housebuilders will need nearly 200,000 additional workers to meet the government’s mid-2020s target of building 300,000 new homes a year.
Writing in Housing Today, Paul Smith managing director of the Strategic Land Group, asks “Is self-build the answer to tackling the housing crisis?”. He then explains that, with 6 million Britons interested in building their own home, initiatives are just starting to cater to this market.
The research conducted by Bentley Systems, the design, construction, and infrastructure software provider, of more than 720 construction professionals across the world has found less than half (43.5%) of workers said they have no digital capabilities for collaboration or that their information is either paper-based or siloed.
In his recent blog, Steven Liaros, challenges the narrative of endless economic growth, arguing instead that we need to manage demand not increase supply. Does his critique and reasoning have any relevance to the UK housing situation?
A ground-breaking change to qualifications for people planning to work in the Construction and Built Environment sector in Wales has been announced. In the biggest shake-up to qualifications in the sector for a generation, a complex market with hundreds of existing qualifications will be simplified by eight new qualifications that will help reshape education and […]
Modular construction could transform the construction market, offering possible savings of up to 20% while significantly reducing the construction time by up to 50%. The process would involve part of the building process being shifted to factories, offering the ability to create precision parts that offer a range of quality related benefit to overall project […]