Offsite construction has been a niche construction option in the UK since the 1940s, but for cultural and historical reasons it has largely remained just that. However, a perfect storm of Brexit uncertainty, skills shortage, productivity gaps and Britain’s worst housing shortage since the 1930s are all joining forces to propel offsite construction into the mainstream.
The UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has commissioned a study to assess the impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union (‘Brexit’) on the operation of a broad range of businesses in the chemicals value chain.
Instead of crowded shops and long queues at the cashier, customers can now conveniently order from home. But what consequences does this development have for the environment?
The Ramboll Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the US engineering and design consultancy OBG, adding 900 experts within water, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing with effect of 1 January 2019. With the acquisition Ramboll now has 2,000 experts in the US and 15,000 globally.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York has officially opened the £60m Masdar Building which houses Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester.
The first borehole is being drilled at the UK Geoenergy Observatory for Glasgow, allowing scientists to ‘see’ underground at the world-class geothermal energy research site in the east end of the city.
In 2019 work begins on the new Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal, and the City expects its busiest cruise schedule yet.
With contracts signed, work is set to begin on the Stirling Energy Centre and district heating network project, which will use waste sewage heat to deliver affordable, low carbon heat to the Stirling community
Matthew Pierpoint joins Ramboll from Jacobs to lead the global aviation group from London
How can we identify and track key sustainability trends in the real estate and building industries and perhaps ensure more sustainable construction? One way is to participate in our Green Market Study.
Today we celebrate Antarctica and the day when the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959. Now with 53 signatories, this special continent is set aside "forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interest of mankind”.
The Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Hub, a new £150m national materials science research centre at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus, was ceremoniously topped out yesterday by the University’s key stakeholders and project team.