Design & Construction

The pre-construction process is essential – get it right from the outset and the rest of the puzzle is easier to fit together. This essentially is construction project management and the overall planning, co-ordination and control of a project from inception to completion and the role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other essential features.

In this section we discuss Building Control, Audit and Inspection, Warranties and Building Insurance, Procurement, BIM and Construction Software.


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HeartFelt® is now available as an acoustic wall panel

Hunter Douglas Architectural’s award-winning Heartfelt® modular felt ceiling system is now available for walls. Two years after it launched the world’s...

Sponsored by: Hunter Douglas Ceilings
Category: Design & Construction


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Cautious welcome for Government’s building regulations plans

The government is creating a stronger and more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety. This will mean tougher sanctions for those who disregard...

Sponsored by: LABC
Category: Design & Construction


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Cost data for offsite construction

A recent RICS report on offsite manufacturing for housing concluded that the data on cost of construction, value and performance using offsite is not robust yet, and as...

Sponsored by: RICS
Category: Design & Construction


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NBS launch the future of specification

NBS has announced the launch of its most innovative specification platform, NBS Chorus, the first cloud-based platform to be released from the UK-based business.   ...

Sponsored by: The NBS
Category: Design & Construction


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Building Information Modelling (BIM) - the digital construction...

Let’s Talk Specification talks to Dr Stephen Hamil, Director of Research and Innovation with NBS, about the key role Building Information Modelling (BIM) is having...

Sponsored by: The NBS
Category: Design & Construction


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What role does Audit and Inspection play in achieving Building Control...

The drive to ensure quality in construction takes many forms. Let’s Talk Specification discusses the importance of Audit and Inspection and Building Control...

Sponsored by: British Board of Agrément
Category: Design & Construction


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Redefining specification will involve manufacturers, installers and...

Specification is an essential stage of the design process and makes the difference to a smooth-running, cost-effective works programme, with enhanced project delivery. ...

Sponsored by: Comelit UK
Category: Design & Construction


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The right tools and the right approach will make BIM a success

Tata Steel has unveiled a new web-based Building Information Modelling tool - the DNA Profiler - which streamlines the approach to retrieving product information.  ...

Sponsored by: Tata Steel
Category: Design & Construction


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Panelised or modular, do you know the difference?

Mention modern methods of construction and often the next word in the sentence is ‘modular’. The adoption of a single word to cover all forms of offsite...

Sponsored by: Fusion
Category: Design & Construction


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