The Hot Construction Topics Everyone Is Talking About Right Now

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The Hot Construction Topics Everyone Is Talking About Right Now

Housing & Residential, Civil Engineering

As a busy Civil Engineering, Build and Housing professional, we know you don’t always have time to check what is happening in the world of Construction. Here is a roundup of the hot topics that the Construction community are talking about right now.

It’s definitely been a busy month in the world of Construction. Below is a quick round-up of the hottest topics that Civil Engineering, Build and Housing Professionals like you (and our team) have been talking about this month.


​Contractors Warn That Stalled Projects Are Jeopardising the Economy.Contractors Warn That Stalled Projects Are Jeopardising the Economy.

The latest survey of civil engineering contractors’ workload indicates that UK infrastructure construction has gone into reverse. 

Across the country, projects are being delayed, from large projects including HS2, rail electrifications and motorway upgrades to smaller local regeneration schemes. CECA’s workload trends surveys have reported a balance decline of 17% of firms in the first quarter of this year. Have you seen a difference in your project pipeline? 

You can read more about what the Civil Engineering Contractors' survey has found by clicking here.


Bid Race Has Started for £240m Housing Upgrade Framework.Bid Race Has Started for £240m Housing Upgrade Framework.

Bids are being invited for places on a framework run by the procurement arm of regional social housing Efficiency North.

EN:Procure is looking for contractors of all sizes to provide a range of installation and repair works for planned and responsive maintenance for member landlords across Yorkshire and Humber. The new framework will build on the success of EN:Procure’s existing framework, which has delivered more than £120m of works. 

The framework is going to be divided into 17 Lots - read what they are here.
 

Government Funds Japanese Prefab Builder to Enter UK Market.Government Funds Japanese Prefab Builder to Enter UK Market.

Japan’s biggest house-builder is entering the UK market – with financial support from UK taxpayers.

Sekisui House is considered to be a pioneer of modern prefabrication methods, building houses in factories and delivering finished units to site for assembly. They have set up in the UK with £22m of its own money and £30m from the government’s Home Building Fund, administered through Homes England. Will this affect your future projects or could this be a good move to help solve the UK's housing shortage problem?

Read about how they plan to help create outstanding communities in the UK here.


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