Construction News Roundup: August

News roundup

The proliferation of new building regulations is being dwarfed by opportunities, as the government shifts to address the housing shortage, while new technologies offer new methods of construction.

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

BESA welcomes first British Standard for indoor air quality

BS40102 (part one) gives recommendations for measuring, monitoring, and reporting indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in all types of non-domestic buildings. It includes an evaluation and rating system for air quality, lighting, thermal comfort, and acoustics.

Using the right construction planning software to bring order from chaos

In almost every construction project there are a number of challenges and obstacles that may arise along the way – from unforeseen delays and material shortages to coordination problems and changes in project scope. The road to success is rarely easy. A time and resource planning tool can in many cases be the key to mitigating these unknown perils.

Scrapping of EU pollution rules to unlock 140,000 homes

House builders have welcomed the government’s plan to scrap nutrient neutrality rules that have stalled construction of thousands of new homes.

East of England construction market set to boom

The region is benefitting from a surge in industrial work after the East of England was granted the status of a Freeport in March 2021. A number of developers are planning and progressing major industrial schemes in the East of England including Curzon de Vere, Firethorn and Jaynic.

Net zero guide launched to aid energy procurement

House Insulation

Buildings are responsible for over 60% of national electricity demand, meaning the built environment industry has a “critical role” to play in achieving this target. The way electricity is procured for buildings can accelerate the transition to a cleaner, greener energy system.

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