Love it or Hate it At the end of last year a survey of construction workers showed less than one in four would recommend their place of work to family or friends. However, those working for smaller companies were happier than those at larger organisations.
Stronger, Safer, More Productive Operatives According to Sonia Mokdad, marketing executive at Geniebelt, a construction project management app developer “Wearable technology is set to enhance strength, safety, productivity, communication and vision on site” (Sonia Mokdad, BIM+)
Long Range Travel Goal Aiming to drive the mass adoption of electric vehicles, Germany’s biggest car makers and Ford of the US have formed a joint venture pledging to create the highest-powered charging-station network in Europe. Their goal is to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicles with up to 400 ultra-fast charging sites at […]
Creating a Social, Elevated Community Aiming to redefine the apartment block as a “social, elevated community”, Danish architect CF Møller’s 15,000 square metre tower breaks with the traditional multi-storey building, which isolate residents. Instead it is designed as a “sustainable, collectively-oriented community in which social encounters are created using a wide range of architectural features”
ZED Villages According to Shelter, over ¼ million people in England are homeless. 53,480 families in England live in temporary accommodation. Now on display at BRE’s Innovation Park Bill Dunster’s ZED Factory has now spawned ZED Pods Ltd to offer ‘snap together’ houses above car parks. It aims to create ‘pop-up villages’ made from cheap, […]
Hi Tech from LA According to a report by Stephen Cousins in Construction Manager, the hard hat is now embracing BIM with the development of a new smart helmet by Los Angeles tech company Daqri. It is already being tested by a number of construction companies including some in the UK.
New Sentencing Guidelines New penalties came into force in February 2016 making fines proportional to turnover. Some big names have been caught as well as a general increase in fines and custodial sentences since then.
Share this with Colleagues URGENTLY! . Time is almost up for 85,000 Construction Related Occupation (CRO) cards in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).
Selling the Energy Saving Message Ikea has teamed with renewable energy firm Solarcentury to sell PV panels and storage batteries. The products can complement existing solar panels or deliver a new system. IKEA aims to “make it easier for homeowners to save on their electricity bills”.
70% ‘Unaffordable’ In its latest Green Belt Under Siege report, CPRE – The Campaign to Protect Rural England – reveals that 70% of houses planned for the Green Belt will be unaffordable to those who need them.
Homeowners want PV+ New UK research found considerable interest in the benefits of solar and storage from Britain’s homeowners. In fact almost half of them would like to see both installed in their homes by 2020.