The Real Face of Construction 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on construction projects across the country. Whilst the majority of infrastructure projects were able to implement the Site Operating Procedures without too many delays, city centre building sites and those with limited space have taken time to adjust to the new ways of working. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is also looking at a recovery plan for the industry and how to release workers from furlough in a phased manner. Following its statement on payment and Contracts earlier this month, the CLC also continues to call for collaborative ways of working to avoid costly contractual disputes which are more than likely to result in insolvencies. While construction clients have responded in different ways, the government has been very clear on the response expected from public sector clients. Earlier this month the Cabinet Office published supplementary guidance notes for construction contracts to support contracting authorities in implementing PPN 02/20 – supplier relief due to covid-19. […]

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Cast In Place Concrete – Advantages, Uses and Mix Selection

The Concrete Society describes concrete as “a versatile construction material that can take up any shape. It has strength and durability. Concrete is a composite material made from cement, aggregates (both coarse and fine), water, additives and invariably an admixture.” […]

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Investment in global infrastructure expected to grow by almost 5% between 2019 and 2023

The evolution of global infrastructure investment could be more positive than originally predicted over the coming years. The infrastructure market in the UK is forecast to perform above the average across the infrastructure sub-sector whilst having a current investment of US$1.7 Trillion as extracted from Globaldata’s research ‘Global Construction Outlook to 2023 – Q1 2019 Update’. We draw particular attention to analysis of this report with reference to UK Construction Online amongst other sources. Additional topics in this article include the predicted value by infrastructure sector and analysis of the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore “2019 Global Infrastructure Investor Survey, Benchmarking Trends and Best Practices”. […]

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Selecting the right plywood can help achieve the right concrete finish and save costs on site

The success of a project is often determined by the material you’ve chosen to work with. Plywood is one such example of an often over looked material which can have an important impact on the construction process and also the aesthetic design finish of any project as mentioned in our previous blog article ‘architectural concrete finishes with Doka’. There are ample examples to show that the quality and type of formwork sheets can impact profitability of any construction site. […]

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