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By Richard Johns

Is BREEAM Sustainable?

Traditionally, measures of sustainability on building projects – for example BREEAM1 and LEED2 have been based on a very specific and prescriptive set of “environmental” criteria – energy use, water consumption and even proximity to public transport. However, the effectiveness and value of these forms of certification is under question. Why?

Topics: Sustainability

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By Michael Urie

Market Research Bulletin: Hospital schemes set to receive £2.7bn cash injection

G&T to provide cost management services on British Land’s new mixed-use Canada Water scheme, UK construction activity contracts for the fifth consecutive month according to the latest PMI survey, Government launches consultation on energy regulations to improve the efficiency of new homes from 2020, Hospital schemes set to receive £2.7bn cash injection as part of a new hospital building programme plus more news and data from across London and the UK.

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By Felicity Francis, BISNOW

The Growth Of Healthy Buildings Is Changing How We Manage Them

What makes us healthy? The things we do, the food we eat, the air we breathe? All these elements play a part, but a new factor is being recognised. Click here to read on.

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By Michael Urie

Market Update - September 2019

G&T’s Market Update (September 2019) provides an overview of the UK construction market.

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By Michael Urie

Market Research Bulletin: HS2 Plans to Overhaul its Procurement Strategy

HS2 plans to overhaul its procurement strategy in an effort to attract more bidders, implementation of domestic reverse charge VAT for construction services delayed by a year, construction material price inflation is easing according to the latest BEIS data as demand for materials softens, Kier reports a £245m pre-tax loss in its results for the year to June 2019 as restructuring costs mount plus more news and data from across London and the UK

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By Felicity Francis, BISNOW

The Real Potential of Smart Buildings Is Buried In Data

The clever gadgets and the Internet of Things are just the tip of the iceberg - the current possibilities. Read on to find out how data will help create a true smart building.

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By Michael Urie

Market Research Bulletin: The Chancellor promises an "infrastructure spending revolution"

The Chancellor promises an "infrastructure spending revolution" in this autumn's National Infrastructure Strategy, Barratt has beaten a self-imposed target ahead of schedule, revealing that 20% of its homes were built using MMC, August's PMI shows a sharp reduction in new work as activity in the UK construction sector contracts for a fourth consecutive month

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By Michael Urie

Market Research Bulletin: The City of London Corporation publishes the UK’s first wind microclimate guidelines

The City of London Corporation publishes the UK’s first wind microclimate guidelines for new development proposals in the Square Mile, public other new work suffers the most as the latest construction output figures show a 1.3% decline in Q2 2019, the government lowers its 95% prompt payment target on contractor invoice payments plus more news and data from across London and the UK

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By Michael Urie

LREF NextGen Debate 2019: The impact of flexible working - Part 1

NextGen professionals from across the built environment debated the impact of flexible working on wellbeing, at the London Real Estate Forum 2019. Team One discuss their thoughts and argue that increased flexible working has a negative impact on mental health in the capital.

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By Michael Urie

LREF NextGen Debate 2019: The impact of flexible working - Part 2

Arguing that flexible working has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, NextGen professionals from across the built environment take part in the London Real Estate Forum NextGen debate 2019.

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By Michael Urie

Market Research Bulletin: Iron ore prices begin to drift lower after July highs

Iron ore prices begin to drift lower after July highs, UK construction PMI rebounds from 10-year low but activity is still contracting, the CPA revises down its construction output forecasts over concerns about major infrastructure projects and latest official data shows that only four contractors are meeting the Government’s target for contractors to pay suppliers within 60 days

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By Craig McLellan

Sports Venues - Redefining Hospitality

The demographic of those attending live sporting events has shifted in recent years. A generation of millennials have voiced their preferences on how they want to consume and engage with sport.

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