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New homes to be built in just five days
Construction giants H+H UK Ltd and SIG Offsite have launched a new house building system which sees homes built in just five days. The SIG I-House combines all the speed of offsite construction with the familiarity of a traditional build – from foundations to roof in just five days. Read the full article here.
Crossrail 2 vital to fixing housing crisis
Leading industry figures have urged the government to back Crossrail 2 and provide a key boost in tackling London’s housing crisis. The industry leaders say the new railway would transform transport capacity and connectivity for underdeveloped areas of the capital, such as the Upper Lea Valley. Read the full article here.
£290m clean energy boost for Britain
The second Contracts for Difference auction has launched allowing developers to compete for £290m worth of contracts to develop clean energy. Contracts for Difference are won through a competitive process which drives down energy costs for consumers and guarantees companies a certain price. Read the full article here.
Brownfield boost to house building
Brownfield land registers detailing previously used sites for housebuilding must be drawn up by local authorities following new Governement measures. Having up-to-date, publicly available registers will help developers identify suitable brownfield sites quickly. Read the full article here.
Diversity key to tackling skills shortage
Only through a shift in culture will the industry skills shortage be addressed, says LGBT Construct Founder, Christina Riley. Having a dynamic skilled workforce for the future means the industry has had to address the diversity and inclusion agenda. Read the full article here
The world's greenest football stadium
Zaha Hadid Architects unveils glasshouse-like buildings and slatted-timber footbridge to join its wooden football stadium in Gloucestershire. The humpbacked bridge will span a motorway to link the two parts of the Eco Park near the town of Stroud. Read the full article here
Rail makes long awaited return
Ilkeston’s new rail station has welcomed its first train, marking the return of rail passenger services for the first time in more than 50 years. AECOM designed the station for Derbyshire County Council (DCC) and has delivered a range of multidisciplinary services over the past four years. Read the full article here
Seeing through the layers
Layered strips of different materials create stunning visual illusion on Seoul building. This striking building consists of many layers of steel, glass, super mirror strips and red transparent polycarbonate strips. Read the full article
The all-terrain Living Unit
Engineers design modular housing concept suited for different terrains and climates. Installed in Parco Sempione for Milan design week, the Living Unit is a collaboration between architecture studios OFIS, C+C and C28, engineering firm AKT and contractor Permiz. Read the full article here