Manufacturing fails to measure incorporated carbon

Manufacturing fails to measure incorporated carbon

The RICS Sustainability Report 2022 by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors gathers the sentiment of almost 4,000 chartered surveyors, around 1200 of whom are from the UK. While in commercial real estate the market is driving sustainability improvements – tenants and buyers will pay more for a building with lower energy bills – in … Read more

Total GB need reaches four billion tons

Total GB need reaches four billion tons

Permitted stocks of primary sizes must be unlocked to ensure demand is met A new report from the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which represents suppliers, says four billion tonnes of crushed rock, sand and gravel will be needed over the next 15 years to meet the country’s construction needs. Demand forecasts for Great Britain suggest … Read more

Report calls for training to support the national retrofit program

Report calls for training to support the national retrofit program

Cover of the exhibition The IPPR, usually described as a left-leaning think tank, has added its voice to calls for a national retrofit program, but also sets out how the required workforce can be built to deliver it. The report, which is called Educate Local, Work Local, Stay Local: Upgrade, Grow and Liftsays: “Seizing the … Read more

Springfield puts PRS work on hold

Springfield puts PRS work on hold

CFO Michelle Motion, chairman Sandy Adam and chief executive Innes Smith – pictured in 2017 Springfield recently built 125 private rented sector (PRS) homes with Sigma Capital at Bertha Park Village in Perth and launched its first mid-market rental housing to be offered at Bertha Park, which is a form of affordable housing for those … Read more

Cardiff’s canal for city center development unveiled

Cardiff’s canal for city center development unveiled

Churchill Way has been torn up to reveal the dock’s long-buried feeder canal A 70m section of the long-buried dock feeder canal is now becoming a central feature of Cardiff City Council’s £6 million Canal Quarter development. Consulting engineer Atkins has been appointed by Cardiff Council to design the Canal Quarter development, working with sister … Read more

Kier shows ‘resilience’ despite falling revenue

Kier shows ‘resilience’ despite falling revenue

Kier Group’s results for the year ended 30 June 2022 show total revenue down 4% to £3,144m (2021: £3,261m). However, thanks to several years of restructuring, pre-tax profits almost trebled to £15.9m (2021: £5.6m). After a pre-tax loss of more than £500m in the two years to June 2020, the 2022 results reflect Kier’s “significantly … Read more

Gleeson is hitting a target of 2,000 homes a year

Gleeson is hitting a target of 2,000 homes a year

Chairman Dermot Gleeson The year to 30u June 2022 Gleeson Homes sold exactly 2,000 new homes. This was a 10.4% increase on the previous year (2021: 1,812 homes), although the 2021 figure had been boosted by late completions carried over from the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. Group revenue for the year increased by 29% … Read more

New pile cutting machine helps Bristol Pier project

New pile cutting machine helps Bristol Pier project

The Contig 600 enabled Churngold to cut 600mm and 450mm diameter piles in a continuous wall The Contig 600 is a pile cutting machine designed to reduce piles in a continuous or intersecting wall formation where only two sides of the pile can be exposed and the space between the piles is narrow. In the … Read more

New owner for Selwood and Siltbuster

New owner for Selwood and Siltbuster

A familiar Selwood pump Private equity firm Arcus Infrastructure Partners has acquired 83% of Workdry International, with the remainder held by the company’s current majority owners (the Bright family) and senior management. Workdry said the deal would give Selwood and Siltbuster the capital they need to invest in innovation and regional expansion. Workdry International will … Read more

Steel and quarry groups form lime production JVs

Steel and quarry groups form lime production JVs

SigmaRoc CEO Max Vermorken The new company plans to build three new lime kilns in Dunkirk, northern France, near steelmaker ArcelorMittal, which will be the main customer. Lime is an essential cleaning additive used in steel production as well as other industrial applications. To transform the lime production process, the new company plans to reuse … Read more