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What Does Trump’s Election Win Mean for UK SMEs?

Given that the US is often seen as a barometer for trends in the UK and much of the rest of the world, the US presidential election is of massive interest to our business community.

Cranfield University Fined After military Bomblet Explosion on campus

Cranfield University has been fined after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries whilst dismantling a bomblet.

Transport Secretary tours £700 million Victoria tube station upgrade

Patrick McLoughlin sees scale of improvements that will transform over 2 million journeys a week.

China Will Add Over 100 Million kW of Wind Power Capacity, new record

China's wind power industry gradually came out of the 2011 & 2012 slowdowns from 2013 on, and witnessed rapid growth in 2014 with full-year erected wind power equipment capacity of 23,196MW, up 44.2% from a year ago, reaching a new record.

ICEBAR Appointed: London’s Latest ICE EXPERIENCE to open in 2016

Lunson Mitchenall has been appointed by ICEBAR London as the concept bar eyes up another site in the capital. The leading niche retail and leisure agency will support ICEBAR as it looks to open another ice experience in 2016.

McCarthy & Stone PLC, retirement housebuilder – Half Year Trading Update

McCarthy & Stone (the “Company”), the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, has issued a trading update for the half year ended 29 February 2016, ahead of reporting its half year results on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

Gleeds report calls for new changed approach to prison design

A change in approach to designing prisons could reduce crime both on the inside and outside, a new study claims.

Metal Working Fluids Market to grow at a CAGR of 3.96% in APAC 2015-2019

MWF are lubricating oils used to cool metallic work pieces when they are subject to industrial processes, such as machining, grinding, milling, stamping, and forging.

Centor celebrates recognition winning prestigious Red Dot Award 2015

Centor is celebrating worldwide recognition of its pioneering Integrated Doors after winning a Red Dot Award in the internationally respected German design competition.

Gary Lee Partners

Gary Lee Partners

Fleurette's Oil of DRCongo Road Refurbishment Enhances Economy

Fleurette's Oil of DRCongo Road Refurbishment Enhances Economy

North Carolina Modernist Houses

North Carolina Modernist Houses

Keeping it in the Family

MNM Developments is a family business that draws on over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, which has led to the firm being awarded ‘Property Developer of the Year’ by Build Magazine. We interviewed Director Michaela Teague to learn more about the firm and how its dedication to excellence has helped it to achieve its current success.

Building Design Professionals

Building Design Professionals

Construction Output Falls in Q3 but Medium Prospects Remain Bright

The latest ONS figures, released today, highlighted a decline in construction activity during Q3. Output in the construction industry was 2.2% lower than in Q2 and 0.1% lower than a year ago, and was 4.3% lower than the pre-recession peak.

November 2016

BUILD November 2016 Issue

Spatial Design

Spatial Design

Know Your Flood Risk launches new ‘Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience’

With the Government this week announcing* an additional £51 million to support households and businesses affected by last weekend’s devastating floods in Cumbria and Lancashire, the Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new ‘Homeowners’ Guide to Flood Resilience’.

December 2016

BUILD December 2016 Issue

Allied Works Architecture's Brad Cloepfil on his Denver exhibition

In late January the Denver Art Museum will present Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction an exhibition of 17 architectural sculptures along with dozens of drawings and sketches created by Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works Architecture.

Paving the Way with Unique, Specialist Surfacing

DCM Surfaces have over 25 years of experience in the play and sports surfacing industry. Formed to support national initiatives to improve public play areas and safety within schools relating to play and sport, the company has gone from strength to strength working with local authorities, schools and nurseries and large contractors nationwide.

Mining Veteran Tapped to Lead Newmont’s Asia Pacific Business

Newmont Mining Corporation has appointed mining veteran Stephen Dumble to lead the Company’s Asia Pacific business beginning in April 2016.

A Personal Professionalism

Landscape Collective offers a cohesive approach to landscape planning, combining expertise in landscape strategy, landscape design and arboriculture. A relatively new practice, the small team of Landscape Architects has skills and knowledge gained from many years of working in the private and public sectors. With their strong entry onto the market, they seek to give pragmatic solutions to achieve

A + D Studio

A + D Studio

Metre Squared Interiors Ltd

Metre Squared Interiors Ltd

MORGAN Plans Luxury High Rise Residential Tower in Midtown Miami

MORGAN, a leader in upscale multifamily development, construction and property management, plans to break ground during the second quarter of 2016 on a luxury apartment high rise in Miami.

Zylpha eConveyancing Forms Automate Documentation

Zylpha, the UK’s leading legal technology innovator, has launched a suite of eConveyancing forms that fully automate the key documentation involved in residential property sales.

MGE's Innovative Community Solar Pilot Project Receives Approval

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) has received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to move forward with a community solar pilot project.

Cooling specialist, Merriott Relaunches with New Brand and Vision

In a move to strengthen its customer offering and market-leading position, commercial heating and cooling specialist Merriott has relaunched – unveiling a new brand identity and announcing a series of new developments across all areas of the business.

Lviv Launches Biogas Production to save energy and reduce emissions

New facilities to achieve energy savings and reduce emissions in western Ukrainian city.

Bio-Organic Catalyst: Best Waste Management Solutions Provider

Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc. produces a line of proprietary product compositions, based upon its unique patented broad spectrum catalytic biochemistry that establishes an entirely new platform technology for the chemical industry.

Design. Refit. Refurbish.

Martin Eden, Managing Director has seen the company develop over the years through the passion and dedication of his team.

GIB Investment: Green Light for Bouygues £107m Incinerator

Bouygues Energies & Services has been cleared to start construction of Northern Ireland's largest energy from waste (EfW) plant after the £107m project reached financial close.

Ammeon Partners with Mirantis to Deliver Mirantis OpenStack in EMEA

Ammeon Partners with Mirantis to Deliver Mirantis OpenStack in EMEA

KPMG survey: Cyber Security vital for SME wishing to become suppliers

While most companies are slowly becoming aware of the need for cyber security, this is typically viewed as an ‘in the future’ objective that is not critical for day to day business.

AREP - Etienne Tricaud

AREP are a multidisciplinary design office encompassing a highly diverse range of technical expertise. We got the chance to speak with Etienne Tricaud, CEO of AREP and world-renowned Architect of the Yearin his own right, to find out more about his company, as well as his philosophy on urban and transportation design.

Application for Zaha Hadid's First project in Melbourne, Victoria, Lodged

Zaha Hadid was recently announced as the lead architect behind the 582-606 Collins Street proposal, which has today lodged a planning application with the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

New LCP Research Highlights New-Build market development Crisis

In Inner London, the new build market is saturated with 75,229 units in the development pipeline. This compares with PCL where an average of only 300 new units brought to market each year.

Scape Group Unveils Its Largest Framework to Date, revealing 5 lots

New £5.5 billion framework replaces Major Works framework, offering greater choice to the public sector with five lots revealed.

Constructionline Welcomes New Managing Director: John Edmunds

Constructionline has announced that John Edmunds has been appointed as managing director of the industry’s largest accreditation service and provider of sourcing and procurement software and professional services.

October 2016

BUILD October 2016 Issue

Construction Workers in Demand Despite Blip, according to OneWay

Demand for construction specialists will remain strong despite a downturn in output, according to One Way.

2017 Home Builders Awards

2017 Home Builder Awards is now CLOSED

New Data Reveals Shortfall of Non-Executive Directors from Construction

New data released by online recruitment platform, NonExecutiveDirectors.com, has revealed a shortage of senior candidates in construction looking for non-executive director (NED) positions.

EBRD Financing Makes Ukrainian Municipality Energy Efficient

The city of Chernivtsi to improve district heating services, reduce gas consumption and switch to biomass.

Jacobs Engineering group joins Align JV as Design Partner in the UK

Bringing global high speed rail capability to strategic infrastructure projects

Brexit puts brakes on £165m road improvement scheme

The York Street Interchange improvement scheme has been in planning since 2009. It is Northern Ireland’ busiest road junction, carrying 100,000 vehicles a day.

£50 million for innovation centre in Wales pledged by Chancellor

A new innovation centre in Wales will focus on compound semiconductors.

Best Wireless Sensor Network technology: FlatMesh™, created by Senceive

Senceive are the creators of FlatMesh™ – the world’s most reliable and robust wireless condition monitoring technology. Kim Hawksworth from the firm talks us through this pioneering product.

Fluenta's new features Enhances Leading Flare Gas Meter

Significant new features added to flare gas meter range

Green Star Energy Employs New Technology to Improve Efficiency

UK’s newest entrant into the competitive energy market deploys automated technology to save time and money and enhance the overall customer experience

MJD Associates Of Cny Inc

MJD Associates Of Cny Inc

REC Report: Construction Labour Skills Shortage is Suffocating' Growth

Construction’s labour shortage continues to stifle growth with demand for both permanent and temporary workers rising month on month.

2017 Infrastructure Awards

Voting for BUILD's: 2017 Infrastructure Awards is now open

Petrofac Chooses Veolia for Water Treatment Project in Oman

Veolia , through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies Gulf, has been awarded a contract by Petrofac to provide process water treatment solutions on Petroleum Development Oman’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2016.

UK Construction companies Rebounds From Slow November

UK construction companies ended 2015 with a robust and accelerated expansion of overall business activity, according to the seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index® (PMI® ).

The Major Issues Facing the Construction Industry in 2017

Staff shortages, a weak pound and a potential technological uprising are just some of the issues the construction industry is set to face in 2017, according to One Way.

FARO Announces New HDR Laser Scanners and Software for BIM-CIM

FARO Technologies, Inc., the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology in the BIM-CIM and Public Safety markets, has announced the release of new 3D laser scanners with high dynamic range photography (HDR) that produce incredibly detailed images in bright and dark lighting conditions as well as increased resolution for superior colour depth.

Hitting It Out of the Park! Amusement Logic

Based in Valencia, Amusement Logic specialise in the design, planning, development and construction of all types of tourist and leisure complexes.

2016 Architecture Awards

2016 Architecture Awards

Building Work Starts on £20m Luxury Four-star Hotel in Edinburgh

Carlton Hotel Collection and EDI to deliver four-star hotel on Market Street

Best Aircraft Parts Logistics Company - South Africa: Khaya Aviation

Khaya Aviation Services is an aircraft parts Logistics Company which is owned by previously disadvantaged people.

Oil Industry Workers Find Opportunity in Water Treatment with OriginClear

CSU Bakersfield teams up with OriginClear to treat industry wastewater for agricultural benefit

HSA Announces Publication to Heterogeneous System Architecture

The Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation today announced publication of Heterogeneous System Architecture:

HMRC to target fast growing businesses for risk assessments and tax affairs

HM Revenue & Customs(HMRC) is writing to thousands of businesses in order to discuss their tax affairs, with a view to improving compliance and ultimately boosting tax receipts explains Mark Webb, chairman of the property and construction group at Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment group.

Solid Fuel Association sees future for coal in domestic use

Solid Fuel Association sees future for coal in domestic use.

Blitz Spirit Needed to Adapt to Challenges like Climate Change, Engineer Warns

Engineers will need the kind of drive and determination shown by the great wartime innovators such as Sir Barnes Wallis and Sir Frank Whittle if they are to respond effectively to challenges such as climate change, University of Cambridge Reader in Engineering Dr Hugh Hunt will tell the Royal Academy of Engineering today.

Catalyst Development and Testing Program in Southeast Asia

Unitel to Provide Two Computer-Controlled Octave Research Systems

Menlo Gateway Celebrates Groundbreaking in Silicon Valley

Mixed-Use Menlo Park Project Features Premier Offices, Luxury Hotel, and Fitness Facility

IPO Values McCarthy & Stone Near £1bn in land and construction

McCarthy & Stone’s initial public offering is set to raise gross proceeds of £90m for the company for further investment in land and construction.

British Land appoints Argent Boss to Lead Canada Water Scheme

British Land has appointed Argent’s Roger Madelin to head up the development of its 46-acre Canada Water site in south-east London.

Carillion Construction selected for £96m Lincoln bypass construction

Carillion Construction has been selected as preferred bidder for the £96m Lincoln eastern bypass.

Danish Architect firm Retained for New designed Redskins Stadium

Owner Dan Snyder has reportedly retained Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group to design a new Redskins stadium in the region — the clearest sign the team is ready to leave FedEx Field.

EBRD and CTF programme: Turkey’s Geothermal Energy Funding Boost

To tap Turkey’s significant geothermal energy potential the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) are launching a programme to support exploratory drilling investments, the partners announced at the 35th Energy Efficiency Forum in Istanbul today.

2017 Landscaping & Gardening Awards

2017 Landscaping & Gardening Awards voting is now open

September 2016

BUILD September 2016 Issue

CADStation Ltd

CADStation Ltd

Engineering Plastics Market by Type Application - Global Forecast 2020

The market size for engineering plastics was estimated at 14,259 kilotons in 2014. In terms of value, Asia-Pacific was the largest market of engineering plastics, accounting for more than 40% of the global market and is projected to register a CAGR of 8.9% between 2015 and 2020.

Westinghouse to Promote Advanced SMR Manufacturing Efficiencies

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it is working with the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) to explore the most effective way to manufacture Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) in the U.K.

Passion, Talent and Integrity

Whether the discerning client is in search of an overhaul or a complete total backyard transformation – in the form of installing pools, spas and other Outdoor Living Projects

Builders say weak pound and fluctuation will not affect house prices

Currency fluctuations that have seen the pound fall to a six-year low against the euro and a 30-year low against the dollar will have minimal impact on house prices, a leading building company says.

Owens Corning Completes Acquisition of Synthetic Roofing

Owens Corning has announced that it has received all regulatory clearances and completed the acquisition of InterWrap, a leading manufacturer of roofing underlayment and packaging materials, for US$450 million.

Kii Helps Empower the Building Industry with HOUZE Collaboration

Kii, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, has announced its collaboration with HOUZE, an innovative technology commercialisation company, to help integrate disruptive technologies into consumer and commercial real estate development and buildings.

Manufacturer Dornbracht to Present its Products at Sleep

Leading German bathroom and kitchen manufacturer, Dornbracht Group, announce their participation in this year’s Sleep event – the leading UK event for hotel design – taking place at the Business Design Centre in London Islington, on 24th and 25th November 2015.

Work Starts on Sheffield Landmark Property Development

An in-house ground breaking ceremony has been in held in Sheffield to celebrate work commencing on a £65million pound landmark development in the city.

Grau.Zero Arquitectura

Grau.Zero Arquitectura

Heriot-Watt's Institute of Photonics Use Deben Microtest 2 kN Tensile Stage

Dr Peter Schemmel is a postdoctoral researcher in Applied Photonics at Heriot-Watt University. He is part of the team at the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences in a group which focuses on stress analysis in ceramics and engineering plastics.

Cambridge Contractor fined £100k for site hoarding failure

A Cambridge construction company has been fined £100,000 after temporary hoarding from one of its sites fell onto a passer-by walking along the high street.

Murdock Builders Merchants Cut Fuel Costs by 10% with Masternaut

Murdock Builders Merchants, an independent family owned builders’ merchant group, has reduced fuel costs by 10% after implementing a telematics system from Masternaut.

EBRD boost: Aerospace Company Sonaca Spreads its Wings in Romania

Aerospace Company Sonaca Spreads its Wings in Romania

Congresswoman Attends Groundbreaking for Homeless Housing

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (District 1) joined New Mexico Bank & Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) announces the start of construction on new housing units at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission.

Guinness World record Lego Bridge forms centrepiece of ICE exhibition

The Lego Bridge stands over three metres tall and spans 31 metres. The structure weighs 750 kg and is made up of more than 200,000 individual plastic bricks.

Interserve Opts To Keep RMD Kwikform

After an eight month review of options, Interserve has decided not to sell its Equipment Services business, which trades as RMD Kwikform, but to develop it.

Bright Green: Best Emerging Environmental Consultancy - UK

Bright Green Environmental Consultancy Ltd. Provides environmental consultancy services in the fields of Ecology, Arboricultural, Sustainability, Environmental Planning and EIA, Sustainable Grant Sourcing.

Current market: Existing-Home Sales Falling Short of Potential in U.S

In the current market, sellers are worried about buying. Therefore, they likely won’t be selling either, says Chief Economist Mark Fleming

Brexit Could Impact UK Contractors, according to CXC Global

A ‘Brexit’ in the upcoming EU referendum might negatively impact the UK contractor arena, according to CXC Global.

Chint Deal with Electricbase Extends Accessories Distribution

Electrical accessories specialist, Chint, has achieved preferred supplier status with Electricbase, a national trade supplier with 82 outlets nationwide and part of the £1 billion turnover construction products distributor, the Grafton Group.

Lean Arch Inc

Lean Arch Inc

Solutions Over Disciplines

Sophie Green Interior Architecture is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice, based in Brussels and Munich, and are recognised as such as the Interior Designers of the Year, 2016 through BUILD Magazine.

2017 Heavy Construction, Equipment & Machinery Awards

Voting for the 2017 Heavy Construction, Equipment & Machinery Awards is now open

Rebound in Construction Output Growth, Helped by Election Bounce

Slight Rebound in Construction Output Growth in May, Helped by Post-Election Bounce in New Orders

BIM Managers new breed of professional: Breaking Ground

BIM Managers are a wholly new breed of professional. They emerged internationally in less than a decade, most markedly in larger tier-1 architecture and engineering practices

An Enthusiastic Vision

Kruunenberg Architects is an independent architectural firm based in Amsterdam. We invited Chief Architect Gerard Kruunenberg, Architect of the Year, to talk us through the firm and how it constantly strives for excellence in every project.

Best Green Building Company - San Francisco Bay: Blue dog construction

Blue Dog Construction & Renovation are a small residential design build company located in the Bay Area in California.

Moulding Buildings to Perfection

Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados is a multidisciplinary design studio developing offering a range of services across the sculpture, design and architecture sectors. Miguel Arruda, Architect of the Year, discusses how the firm aims to create timeless designs which draw on the firm’s vast array of skills.

Midlands based Construction Firm Utilising Advanced’s Finance Software

Cameron Butcher Group, a Midlands-based construction firm, will improve financial control and efficiency by going live with Exchequer finance software from Advanced this summer.

Arcadis and CEBR calculates the huge cost of dithering politicians

Construction consultant Arcadis, together with the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR), has explored the impact of continuing delays and cancellations on the UK’s infrastructure spending.

Weingarten Realty Investors Acquires Urban Seattle Property

Weingarten Realty Investors , a leading owner, manager and developer of shopping centres, announced today that it acquired the retail component of 2200 Westlake, located at 2200 Westlake Avenue in Seattle, Washington from Vulcan Real Estate.

Building Contractor fined £15k after dropped load kills banksman

A building contractor has been fined after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane during a lifting operation in Colchester.

Saint-Gobain: Sale of Building Distribution Businesses in Czech Republic& Hungary

Saint-Gobain has signed an agreement with In Group, a local building distribution player, to sell its businesses in the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Financing package for Banie Wind Farm in North-Western Poland from EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is arranging a financing package for the Banie Wind Farm, a 50MW renewables project in north-western Poland.

Charalambos Tsikkinis Architecture

Charalambos Tsikkinis Architecture

Vickers electronics hails next generation energy systems, VickersVision

Vickers Electronics has announced the launch of VickersVision, which works alongside its flagship V42 energy management system.

First High-Pressure Grid Connected CNG Filling Station Unveiled

CNG Fuels and National Grid unveil the UK’s first high-pressure grid connected compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station, off junction 28 of the M6, near Leyland, Lancashire

Handywoman2woman

Handywoman2woman

2017 Infrastructure Awards - FAQs

2017 Infrastructure Awards - FAQs

Private Landlord Fined for Gas Safety Breaches on properties

A private landlord was prosecuted today after failing to provide gas safety certificates for two rented properties.

The UK’s Zero Carbon Hub to cease operations on 31 March 2016

Zero Carbon Hub has announced it will cease operations on 31 March 2016.

2017 Interior Design Awards

2017 Interior Design Awards

2016 Executive Awards

Voting is now closed for the 2017 CEO Awards

Contract Award for Thailand Red Line Construction Project by SRT

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation were awarded a contract by State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to design and build an Electric and Mechanical (E&M) system, as a full turn-key package, for Red Line Construction Project.

Amenta Emma Architects

Amenta Emma Architects

Urban design hackathon launch - smart cities LED lighting

UK-wide Intelligent Community Challenge launches to shine a light on UK Design Talent and Role in design of Future Cities.

Contractors still failing to meet budgets and programmes

More than a third of construction projects failed to meet their budget in 2015 and nearly two-thirds were not delivered on time, a major survey reveals.