Entries by Lyn

75,000 Modular Homes a Year

With right stimulus MMC could deliver quality housing and jobs in large numbers, argue authors #mmc #affordablehousing #HTA #governmentfunding #constructionindustry The government should embark on a programme to build 75,000 modular homes a year, according to a report co-authored by HTA Design partner Mike De’Ath and the government’s modern methods of construction champion Mark Farmer. […]

Homes England Promotes MMC with £7.4b

The government agency will require bidders for its £7.4bn pot for affordable housing supply in the next five years to use modern methods of construction such as off-site manufacturing. #mmc #off-site #funding #contractors #affordablehomes #developers   The Affordable Homes Programme provides grant funding to support the capital costs of developing affordable housing for rent or […]

USA – The view on Going Modular

The pro’s and con’s of Modular Construction across the Atlantic   #USA #modularconstruction #costing #developers There are plenty of completed modular projects under the construction industry’s collective belt, but there are plenty of owners and developers who have not explored modular as a feasible alternative to traditional construction methods. Some construction companies are in a […]

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT NEEDED TO MEET EMISSIONS TARGET

CBI unveils vision for how the government can drum up private investment for ‘infrastructure revolution’ to build green economic recovery #zeroemmissions #infrastructure #construction #cbi Regulatory bodies should be given more responsibility for ensuring delivery of infrastructure under the government’s long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy aligns with the UK’s net zero emissions target. That is one of […]

MMC expertise on tap

HOUSING 2020: As part of this year’s event, LHC will have a virtual stand where attendees can speak directly to a procurement expert. #socialhousing #construction #events #mmc #zerocarbon Even while working from home, local authority and housing association development teams can access exclusive technical advice on how to implement MMC for social housing projects, via LHC’s […]

UK’s NIA – 30% OFF NEW NUCLEAR PLANTS

The UK’s Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) have unveiled a new report that sets out the key factors to reduce risk and bring down the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by 30% by 2030. #nuclearenergy #construction #uk   The report was produced by a “cross-industry team”, working as part of the government-backed Nuclear Sector Deal. […]

Flexible Floor Plans

Symone Garvett of the Builder talks to Richard Doublass of California based Trumark about their new design layout concept #flooring #architects #design #construction Through the trials and tribulations that 2020 has brought upon society, homeowners and home buyers have learned how to be flexible and quickly adapt to the current environment. From at-home working and […]

EPWIN RESEARCH

Epwin launches Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in social housing research #windows #construction #architects #socialhouisng #mmc @EpwinWSystems   Epwin Window Systems is proud to announce the launch of its latest independent research project ‘Building for the Future – MMC in social housing’. Combining the results of a survey of social housing professionals with desktop research, […]

£300m contract for New homes using Modular Construction  

 The Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced A&E Elkins as the winners of the contract #newhomes #modularconstruction #netzero #sustinable The Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced A&E Elkins as the winners of the biggest contract for new build council homes using modular construction to date. The form of contract is the ACA TAC-1 Term Alliance […]

MAPEI PRESENT THEIR ONLINE CPD CALENDAR

27/08/2020 – EWI & Coatings* 10/09/2020 – Sub-floor Preparation* & Fast Track Screeds* 24/09/2020 – Epoxy Resin & Cementitious Flooring* 01/10/2020 – Wood Flooring Installation *RIBA Accredited CPD presentations. Presentations begin at 12pm and last approximately 40 minutes. To register your interest please click here and specify which seminars you would like to attend.