BIM and existing buildings: time to rethink?

The tendency to believe that BIM is the sole preserve of new-build construction overlooks the advantages it can have for the management and refurbishment of existing buildings. Partner at Baily Garner – Rob Ireland, wrote the following article for the RICS Built Environment Journal to discuss. Perceptions about building information modelling (BIM) are changing, and surveyors are seeking […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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Fusion21 appoints suppliers to its National Building Safety & Compliance Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Building Safety & Compliance Framework – worth up to £880m over a four-year period. 175 prequalified, accredited suppliers, both SMEs and multinational organisations, have been assessed for their skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours (SKEB) and have secured a place on […]

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Timeline for second National Infrastructure Assessment announced

The UK’s second National Infrastructure Assessment will be published in the second half of 2023 and consultation and analysis to inform its recommendations will commence this autumn, the National Infrastructure Commission has confirmed.  The Commission’s Corporate Plan for the next three years, published today, sets out the process it will follow to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations to help the […]

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IR35, Employment Status and Rules & Regulations

On 06 April 2021, delayed a year due to Covid 19, the Off-Payroll Working rules (IR35) changed, rules designed to help HMRC assess whether a contractor is a genuine contractor rather than a ‘disguised’ employee. Contractors who work through their limited company enjoy a level of tax efficiency; they don’t usually get employee benefits (like […]

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Landmark Deal For Spring And Sequence Land & New Homes

In a landmark deal, residential home buying service Spring has signed a national partnership agreement with national estate agency network Sequence’s Land & New Homes business to offer fully-funded part exchange and home buying services across the UK. Sequence Land & New Homes can now offer Spring’s guaranteed home buying service to its customers to […]

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Octopus Electric Vehicles Bets Big On EV ‘Tipping Point’ With Launch of Salary Sacrifice Service

Octopus Electric Vehicles launches new 100% electric car leasing service – Electric Dreams Response to seven-fold increase in businesses looking for EVs, especially salary sacrifice Huel and Purple Bricks are already signed-up, withover one hundred new enquiries every week Octopus Electric Vehicles has announced the launch of a new dedicated company car leasing service, Electric […]

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Government offers £150m self-build incentive

The government hopes its new ‘Help to Build’ initiative, supported by more ‘£150m new funding’, will make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced over the weekend. The scheme is designed to ensure self and custom home building can become a realistic option to […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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Beyond Time, Cost & Quality – The Unforeseen Benefit of MMC

When we talk about the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), we often focus on the time/cost/quality triangle. Yet the more I work in MMC, the more I see it has wider opportunity than improving delivery – it can be a key component in increasing diversity. With safer and more welcoming environments and innovative […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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