All Hot Topics
Skyrocketing Ambitions: Can Britain Become a Truly Global Space Superpower?
The global economy is increasingly reliant on satellites to help keep it running and a growing proportion of jobs and opportunities now depend on growth in the space sector. But can Britain become a space superpower?
To Fix or Fluctuate
Over the last 25 years, UK Plc has had a relatively stable growing economy. Consequently, fluctuation clauses, intended to deal with variations in costs such as labour, transport and materials, are now often omitted from contracts. In fact it is quite likely that most construction professionals practising today have never worked on a project with fluctuating clauses. But, in the current economic climate where we are experiencing significant volatility in material prices, should we be reinstating these clauses to protect our clients? Or are there other measures we can take to manage this risk?
Government publishes National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021 policy paper
The Government has published the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021 policy paper – a forward-look at the pipeline of planned projects and programmes.
Lights, Camera, Action - Space! A Close-Up Look at the Studio Space Race in the UK
A streaming boom over the last few years has triggered heightened demand for fresh, new content. However, packed with big new productions, studios in the UK are struggling to keep pace with demand, triggering an influx of funding to provide new developments and expansions.
EV Facilities: Site Selection and Development
We are seeing some significant developments in the EV market. There is a perfect of storm of consumers wanting to switch to greener, more sustainable forms of transport, governments and regulators pushing legislation to enforce the transition to EVs and people showing little appetite for moving away from cars.
Strong pipelines in the month ahead are a cause for optimism
Strong pipelines in the months ahead are a cause for optimism, which should calm the nerves of firms concerned about a post-COVID slump. Project starts will see a return to pre-COVID levels in 2022, helped by the likelihood of the Government announcing a major retrofitting programme in the coming months.
Market Update - August 2021
G&T's Market Update for August 2021 provides an overview of the UK construction market. Against a backdrop of ongoing disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and new Brexit trading rules, our latest report highlights changes to key macro-economic indicators over the reporting period, as well as construction-specific metrics such as the UK Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), construction output, new orders and key material costs.
How do we get the NHS from no CAFM to BIM?
G&T’s strategic healthcare team recently met to discuss what issues may be faced by NHS Trusts, STPs and CCGs in working towards BIM. G&T director Joanne de la Porte shared her experience over the past 10 years as a Capital Programme Manager for a large Trust and the benefits reaped from implementing a CAFM system.
Construction activity in June expands at fastest pace since June 1997
Construction activity in June expanded at the fastest pace since June 1997 according to the latest PMI data, largely thanks to a sharp rise in new orders. The index rose to 66.3 with sharp increases in business activity seen across all three main areas of the construction sector.
Life Sciences: A Vision for the Future
The Government’s bold new life sciences vision, as set out in its recently published 10-year strategy , will forge a path to build on its pandemic response and solve some of the biggest and most pressing healthcare challenges facing our generation.