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Modular homes sent to Coventry
The first modular homes to be built by a housing association have landed in Coventry as part of a collaborative pilot scheme. Construction on the project got underway at the end of last year before all four homes were craned in February. Read the full article here.
Launch of UKCW 2017 announced
Set to be the biggest yet, the most popular event in the UK construction calendar returns to the NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017. With nine specialist shows under one roof, the show already has a stellar line up of speakers secured. Read the full article here.
Digital transforming construction
A new study, undertaken by Erika Parn, a lecturer in Architectural Technology at Birmingham City University, has revealed the major impact digital building technologies can have on the construction industry. Read the full article here.
L&G hire Rolls Royce boss
Legal and General has appointed senior Rolls Royce executive Rosie Toogood as the head of its modular housing business. They will be making a major push into the housing market using modern methods of construction with her taking the lead. Read the full article here.
Social media and construction
Communication specialist, Anna Jester, looks at the value of social media in construction and shares some golden rules for success. As well as helping companies deliver inspired communication for imporving their business performance. Read the full article here
Poor housing impacting health
Damp and dark homes are having a direct impact on our health, according to a report by roof window manufacturer VELUX. The report revealed that dark homes are 27 per cent more likely to report poor health conditions. Read the full article here
BIM for Site Managers launched
BRE Academy and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have developed and launched a new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, which aims to equip site managers with the appropriate level of knowledge in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Read the full article here
Uber helps cut parking spaces
Private rented sector specialist Moda is linking up with taxi app Uber to cut the number of car parking places in its city centre developments. Residents will receive up to £100 in Uber credits each month if they agree not to have a car parking space. Read the full article
A Nouvel design
Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for its plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck. Nouvel's Paris-based firm teamed up with developer Alexandre Allard of Groupe Allard to create Cidade Matarazzo. Read the full article here
A professor at Delft University of Technology has come up with a way to make roads heal themselves – with a little help from microwaves. Erik Schlangen is proposing to mix asphalt with tiny fragments of steel wool, of the kind used to scour pans. Read the full article here