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New tech to hit the headlines at UK Construction Week

Construction was told three years ago it had to ‘Modernise or die.’ That statement has clearly resonated with parts of the sector with new technology and techniques entering the industry, but what about the rest of the sector?

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Buoyant trade

As demand for timber and timber products grows, there has been a continuing increase in the volume of material being imported into the UK, creating a booming trade for our ports.

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Raising a glass to glulam

Up to 400 people specialising in more than 20 different trades were involved in building the new £140 million Macallan distillery, for Edrington, the international premium spirits company.

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Building collaboration through BIM

The eighth NBS National BIM Report looks at the UK Government’s BIM mandate and the current levels of BIM adoption, as well as people’s attitudes towards BIM. Its head of research, analysis and forecasting Adrian Malleson talks to Michelle Gordon about the findings.

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Building for the future

Swedish forestry group Södra will begin production of cross-laminated timber (CLT) next year. Michelle Gordon caught up with its GB & Ireland sales director Jeremy English to talk about its plans to move into the new market.

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Setting up house

Timber housebuilding is going from strength to strength with timber frame homes set to account for almost one third of the home building market in the next few years.

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A CLASS ACT

Class Of Your Own Ltd managing director and founder Alison Watson talks about the inspiration behind the Design Engineer Construct! accredited learning programme which is designed to inspire the next generation of built environment professionals.

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HOMEGROWN IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Grown in Britain’s chief executive Dougal Driver talks to Michelle Gordon about improving productivity in the UK timber sector and adding value through research and development.

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GETTING THE JOB DONE

Offsite construction is changing the way that we build in the UK, but it needs a strong workforce for the future if it is to reach its true potential.

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Spotlight on mental health in the construction industry

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson discuss tackling mental health issues in the workplace and explain how to spot the early signs

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