With the end of 2023 in sight, many construction companies are scrambling to wrap up their projects, while assessing what they might need to meet whatever challenges arise in 2024. Meanwhile, the post-Covid challenges seem to be abating.

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

Government’s annual housebuilding target not yet met, figures show

 

There were 234,397 net additional dwellings in England in 2022/23, a similar figure to the previous year.

London Build 2023: The changing face of construction

 

You’d think that the London Olympia Exhibition Centre would be far too spacious for a trade show for the construction industry. To the contrary, the place was absolutely packed with solution providers, talks and visitors.

Next acquires Dox – document management to be integrated into leading project tools

 

Next One Technology, the leading cloud platform for the construction industry, has acquired the company Dox, which offers an efficient document management product.

Strong demand for industrial space set to create opportunities

 

Growing demand from businesses for new warehousing and logistics space is set to drive a marked revival in industrial construction activity during 2024 and beyond.

New regulator sets out strategic plan to improve building safety

 

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) has published its first three-year strategic plan, underlining its overarching direction and vision to galvanise positive culture change.