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    Procurement in an inflationary market

    2021-09-13T05:00:00Z

    With some materials prices going through the roof, inflation has become the hot topic for 2021. Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis examines what is causing the problem and what mitigation options clients have

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    Sustainability: Calculating social value

    2021-07-16T05:00:00Z

    Alinea and Social Value Portal explore how social value can be deliver and calculated, with  examples of how it can work in practice

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    Tax relief: the Structures and Buildings Allowance

    2021-02-22T05:00:00Z

    The Structures and Buildings Allowance extends tax relief from plant and machinery to cover other parts of a non-residential building or structure but it can be hard to adminster

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    Procurement update: increasing productivity

    2021-01-25T05:00:00Z

    Design, procurement and construction processes have become more complex over time, and the added complications of covid-19 and Brexit have piled on the pressure. Steve Watts of Alinea examines in detail the factors affecting productivity and considers how we can bring about improvements to get more for less

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    Infrastructure for active travel

    2020-12-07T05:00:00Z

    The pandemic has led to accelerated investment in the infrastructure required for active travel to engineer daily exercise back into our lives

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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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    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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    Sustainability: The WELL Standard

    2019-11-27T06:00:00Z

    The WELL Building Standard, focusing on human wellbeing and updated last year, can transform occupier fit-outs

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    Market update: Birmingham

    2019-10-28T13:48:00Z

    Investment in regeneration, a young population and fast-growing employment opportunities have boosted Birmingham’s construction market

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    Sustainability: How EPC requirements could leave buildings at stranding risk

    2019-10-14T05:00:00Z

    With EPC rating requirements set to be raised, many buildings will become ‘stranded’ and their value will plummet

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    Procurement update: Brexit

    2019-09-24T05:00:00Z

    With the timing and manner of the UK’s exit from the EU in doubt once more, Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis looks at the options available

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    Output up over past three months but slips in April

    2019-06-10T12:29:00Z

    Scape boss Mark Robinson says government is heading down "path of self-destruction"

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    Smart buildings – the case for smart enablement

    2019-05-31T18:45:00Z

    Smart, intelligent, or integrated buildings have been a topic of conversation in the construction industry for at least the last 30 years. They have often been considered prohibitively expensive, with questionable return on investment due to perceived complexities, brittleness and high ongoing maintenance costs. This article aims to show ...

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    London contractors market update

    2019-03-19T12:00:00Z

    What impact is the uncertainty around Brexit having on main contractor and MEP contractors’ London workloads? 

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    Economics: Infrastructure – railway upgrades

    2018-11-29T06:00:00Z

    Chris Pike and Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis examine the contribution that innovative engineering can make to delivering better outcomes for all users

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    The future of offices

    2018-10-23T11:15:00Z

    Values in the workplace are changing, which in turn means that what occupiers want from an office building is also evolving rapidly

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    Market forecast: Treading water

    2018-08-10T06:00:00Z

    The industry is still looking strong, with growth and confidence holding up, but some weaker areas are beginning to show even as supply constraints continue

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    Infrastructure: the road to electric

    2018-07-10T05:00:00Z

    The motor industry is gradually shifting to electric vehicles, but the rate of adoption is highly dependent on the rollout of charging infrastructure

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    Market forecast: On the slide?

    2018-05-18T11:37:00Z

    Brexit looms ever larger, with no answers as yet, while output continues a gradual decline and firms struggle to turn rising input cost pressures into higher market selling prices

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    Offsite: quantifying the benefits

    2018-05-11T06:00:00Z

    With all the talk about offsite construction and the savings it can offer, how in practice does a project team actually realise these benefits? Gavin White and Andrew Mather of Ramboll look at the data