UKCW 2018


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Green scheme

Developers poised to start work on £1bn green scheme
Work on a green power scheme set to create more than 1,000 jobs in construction has been brought one step closer. The announcement comes after land for the project, in Holyhead, Anglesey, was handed over to developers Orthios. Set to be built on the site of the former Anglesey Aluminium works, the scheme will include a £1 billion biomass plant. Read more via CITB


Huddersfield1Chinese giant signs BIM deal with Huddersfield Uni
Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG), has signed a five-year deal with Huddersfield University to develop its use of BIM. The contractor has recently set up a UK office and is an investor, along with Carillion, in a joint venture to develop the new £800m Manchester Airport City project, a deal signed in October 2013. Read more via BIM PLUS


VAV&A reveals plans for robot-built pavilion
Visitors to the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London this May will be able to explore a garden pavilion inspired by nature and fabricated by robots in front of their eyes. The Elytra Filament Pavilion created by experimental architects Achim Menges and Moritz Dörstelmann in collaboration with engineers Jan Knippers and Thomas Auer will launch a special Engineering Season at the museum. Read more via Leisure Management 


YorkshireWorld’s largest wind farm to be built off Yorkshire coast
The board of energy giant DONG Energy has cleared the way to start construction of the world’s largest offshore windfarm, off the coast of Grimsby. The 1.2 gigawatt Hornsea One wind farm of 174 wind turbines will be located 75 miles off the Yorkshire coast and capable of powering over one million homes when it comes on stream in 2020. Read more via Construction Enquirer


boris johnsonManufacturers praise £2.6m London’s Cashback Boiler Scheme
Heating manufacturers have praised the introduction of the £2.6m London Cashback Boiler Scheme, launched today by Mayor of London Boris. "Research by the EST shows replacing an old, non-condensing gas boiler with an energy efficient A-rated condensing boiler can cut people's heating bills by £340 each year" said Adam Foy, Ideal's head of product & marketing. "We hope this scheme will be a huge success and other local authorities across the UK will follow the mayor's lead." Read more via Builders Merchants Journal


MITMIT students wins the design of a futuristic, high-speed transport network
A team from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has won a competition to design a levitating travel capsule for the Hyperloop – a futuristic, high-speed transport network conceived by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Read more via Dezeen



GrimshawGrimshaw designs new 14-storey school for New South Wales
Architecture firm Grimshaw has designed a 14-storey school complex for New South Wales, which it describes as a "totally new typology". The British firm is partnering with Australian office BVN on the project, expected to become the first high-rise education facility in the Australian state. Read more via Dezeen




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