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Proposal for a new approach to building: call for evidence

Before committing to a new approach to building, the government is consulting to understand how prepared the sector is to adapt to this change and support the delivery of this approach. Take part before 17 February  The call for evidence will run for 12 weeks, closing on 17 February at 11:45pm. All questions and responses…

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Government wants firms to fill 38 lots of construction work, valued at £30bn

A record-breaking £30bn construction works framework has been opened to small and large construction firms to support public sector projects. The Construction Works and Associated Services commercial agreement will assist central government and the wider public sector to construct, refurbish, repair, demolish and decommission as required across the UK. Designed by the government’s Crown Commercial…

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£1m funding calls for research that will help transform construction

The Transforming Construction Network Plus has opened its first call for proposals for research that will help transform construction. Two rounds of funding calls will be launched. They will distribute £1m of funding. The first call launched on 1 February. KTN and the Transforming Construction Network Plus are running a live webcast to share information…

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Research into construction methods gets £18m funding boost

The government has provided £18m in new funding for the research and development of digital technology to aid construction. Four projects aiming to improve quality and speed up assembly share £5m from the Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund, via UK Research and Innovation. The schemes include work into the use of 3D-printed concrete components and ways…

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