Summer is on the horizon as the sun begins to shine on the construction industry. While there are still challenges ahead, things do appear to be picking up, with new techniques and technologies being introduced to meet today’s challenges.

This blog covers some of the news highlights that you may have missed this month:

COBOD 3D printer used to build new school in Ukraine

The project’s partners say that, by using 3D printing technology, they will be able to expedite the creation of educational facilities and lay the foundation for the reconstruction of housing and vital infrastructure throughout the country.

Prospects for UK commercial construction improving

Rising volumes of commercial construction work helped bolster wider construction activity in the first three months of this year. The total value of office work given detailed planning permission doubled to £3.5 billion compared to the same period a year ago and surged 69% on the last quarter of 2022.

Next One Tech UK Named Project Management Software of the Year!

Planning of construction projects | Next Tech

We are pleased to announce that we have been named the winner of CorporateLiveWire’s Innovation & Excellence Awards – Project Management Software of the Year – for 2023! Having reviewed the product offering and a number of our customer stories, the judges determined Next to be number 1 in this particular category.

Flagship report on sustainable & affordable housing released

Globally, two billion additional homes will be required to be built over the next 75 years. That’s why the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has launched a new report, ‘Sustainable and Affordable Housing’, to spotlight the issues — and most importantly — address how we tackle them on.


£9.3bn race starts for National Grid construction partners


National Grid Electricity Transmission has fired the starting gun on what will be one of the biggest tender races this year for the construction industry.