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Government launches Core Innovation Hub for construction

The government has confirmed the arrangements for a new construction innovation centre following an announcement on 30 November by construction minister Richard Harrington of the final element of the Construction Sector Deal. The new Core Innovation Hub aims to transform the UK’s construction industry by supporting the development and use of technologies such as digital…

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It’s time to show how infrastructure improves lives, says CECA

Civil engineering contractors have called for the industry to work with government to develop better measures of the way that the nation’s infrastructure improves the lives of people in the UK. Historically much of the case for the construction of new infrastructure has focussed on the economic impact it can generate, boosting local and national…

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Majority across 29 countries believe investing in infrastructure is vital

Almost three quarters (73%) of people across the world agree that investing in infrastructure is vital to their country’s future economic growth but 59% do not believe enough is being done to meet infrastructure needs. The findings come from the latest Global Infrastructure Index survey conducted by Ipsos in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Investor…

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10-year government pledge sets out £600bn of infrastructure investment by 2028

Ministers have reiterated their commitment to developing major infrastructure projects as they unveil £600bn worth of investment over the next decade. Central to the success of the £600bn pipeline is a renewed focus of implementing more modern approaches to construction as the government calls for expertise to advise on greater use of cutting-edge techniques. As…

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Heathrow delivers boost to UK’s offsite construction industry

Heathrow expansion is set to lead the UK’s offsite construction revolution as 65 potential logistics hubs across the country progress to the next stage in the search for the final four. The airport will determine which hubs are best placed to progress to the shortlist next spring, by inviting the sites to expand their bids…

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Blockchain and the Construction Industry: Hype or an Industry Innovation?

Over the past several months, blockchains and block-chaining have made international news. Block-chaining is used in cryptocurrency or digital currency. Currently, the healthcare industry is looking into ways to use block-chaining in the access and creation of healthcare records. Blockchain and the construction industry are natural partners in this technological revolution. What is a Blockchain?…

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We can’t lose Construction Sector Deal momentum, ACE chief tells MPs

In the latest evidence gathering mission by MPs, the chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Hannah Vickers warned about losing the “good will” and “momentum” surrounding the government’s Construction Sector Deal as questions on progress were brought to the table. Vickers was part of a panel of industry leaders invited to…

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Upcoming i3P Events

i3P Chemical Sector Workshop-5th Dec 2-5pm, London Earlier this year, the KTN forged cross-sector links with the Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP)on behalf of i3P. The aim of these links is to develop greater understanding in the chemical sector of the challenges faced by infrastructure and to inform the infrastructure on the art-of -the-possible offered by chemistry. In…

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