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CLC boss ‘disappointed’ by government’s offsite take-up

The chairman of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has said public spending on offsite construction is “crucial” if the sector is to thrive, as he expressed disappointment at slow government take-up. Earlier this week, Construction News exclusively revealed that three of the five government departments that had… The post CLC boss ‘disappointed’ by government’s offsite take-up appeared …

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Major contractors sign up to year-long flexible-working trial

Willmott Dixon, Bam, Skanska and Bam Nuttall have signed up to an onsite flexible-working scheme with Build UK and Timewise. The four contractors are the first to trial flexible-working consultant Timewise’s Construction Pioneers programme, which will focus on onsite jobs that typically have more rigid… The post Major contractors sign up to year-long flexible-working trial …

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Homes England grants £38m for offsite projects

Homes England has granted £38.2m of funding to six local authorities to encourage greater use of modern methods of construction (MMC). The money will be used by six councils to develop infrastructure and enabling works for the construction of some 2,000 homes. The funding has been… The post Homes England grants £38m for offsite projects appeared …

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Carbon challenge needs whole-life views, not half-truths

Against the backdrop of climate change, the construction industry needs to chart the roadmap to a net-zero-carbon society by 2050. This requires an intelligent and informed industry discussion about embodied and operational carbon. Crucially, it now calls for a reinvigorated focus on the whole-life performance… The post Carbon challenge needs whole-life views, not half-truths appeared …

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