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    Cost model: school buildings

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    Demand for school buildings is rising in the UK, but with land and funding at a premium, those tasked with making safe, inspiring educational spaces face tough limitations. Aecom’s Sarah Crowley, Peter Robinson and Jeff Simmonds examine the schools building sector and offer a cost breakdown

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    Lead times: July–September 2020

    2020-10-16T05:00:00Z

    No changes were seen in lead times this quarter, as availability issues with materials and labour caused by the pandemic were balanced out by falling demand related to Brexit

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    Contract awards slip in September

    2020-10-12T05:00:00Z

    Network Rail was biggest spending client during the month, according to Glenigan data

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    Payment times: How long do the top 50 contractors take to pay up?

    2020-10-06T05:00:00Z

    Keep up to date with the payment times of the leading contractors in the construction sector

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    Contract awards top £6bn in August

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    Biggest spending client during the month was DfT, says Glenigan data

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    Cost model: Garden communities

    2020-09-15T05:00:00Z

    Low-density rural housing schemes offer an opportunity for true net zero carbon development: from site-wide renewable energy strategies to low-carbon homes delivered through modern methods of construction. Aecom’s Richard Green, Miles Attenborough, Rob Mills and Paul Wilcock explore the benefits and costs

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    Procurement update: post-covid projects

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    Clients and contractors face unprecedented levels of uncertainty in bringing forward new projects during the pandemic.  Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis examines the options available to help manage the risk

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    Market forecast: Rising, but for how long?

    2020-08-13T05:00:00Z

    While the initial bounce-back looks to be V-shaped, there are strong reasons to believe that could change in the medium term as downside risks materialise

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    Lead times: January–June 2020

    2020-07-31T05:00:00Z

    Lead times have proved remarkably resilient to change

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    Cost model: CLT frame buildings

    2020-07-30T05:00:00Z

    The rapidly expanding use of CLT saw its trajectory arrested in the UK by new regulations in the wake of Grenfell, but if safe solutions can be found then the material offers considerable cost and climate advantages over more traditional frame solutions. Alinea breaks down the costs 

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    Cost model: Film and TV studios

    2020-06-26T05:00:00Z

    Even before the pandemic, home streaming of films and TV shows was growing rapidly, feeding demand for new facilities that can create compelling material for these platforms. Aecom’s Paul Davis, Laura Jevons, Ben Hooker and Tim Jackson examine the key cost drivers of building a new studio or sound stage ...

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    Sustainability: Net zero carbon

    2020-06-12T06:00:00Z

    Net zero carbon no longer refers only to a building’s operational use, as the construction stage can account for half or more of all carbon emissions. So, how is whole life carbon measured, and how can office developments reach the goal of net zero?

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    Cost model: Primary healthcare centres

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    An area of growing focus for NHS investment is the improvement of primary healthcare buildings. Aecom explores how they can provide modern, fit-for-purpose care environments, giving a cost breakdown for an example fit-out

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    Market forecast: Recovery scenarios

    2020-05-15T06:00:00Z

    Our regular market forecasts on output, activity, costs and tender prices include an analysis of three different scenarios for recovery from the pandemic’s economic impact

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    Infrastructure: The highways programme

    2020-04-30T06:00:00Z

    Highways England is about to embark on a massive road investment programme, RIS2, for 2020-25. Agnieszka Krzyzaniak and Nora Taylor of Arcadis explore how it will go about delivering the programme efficiently while aiming to minimise environmental impact and increasing its focus on road user experience

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    Cost model: London office refurb

    2020-04-14T05:00:00Z

    With a lower carbon impact than new-build and the potential for repurposing existing stock into attention‑grabbing schemes, refurbishment is more than ever a serious prospect for London developers 

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    Viability analysis: High rise in Birmingham

    2020-04-02T06:00:00Z

    Key design metrics of tall residential buildings in Birmingham and how to optimise viability

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    Cost model: Tall buildings

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    London was slow to adopt tower building but the City’s distinctive skyline shows how much attitudes have changed

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    Market forecast: Output rises

    2020-02-17T06:00:00Z

    New work output expanded in the latest quarter to a year-on-year figure of 4%

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    Lead Times: October - December 2019

    2020-02-10T06:00:00Z

    There was minimal movement in lead times despite some packages experiencing a change in enquiry levels and workloads