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From hazardous equipment to risky situations, health and safety is understandably a top priority in the 21st-century construction industry. According to global estimates, work-related accidents and injuries (although not exclusive to the construction industry) cost the EU €476 billion each year. 

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Making modular mainstream

28 January, 2021

The modular building market is an alternative to traditional methods of construction. How can we all benefit from its expansion?

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The power of prefab

04 April, 2018

Bespoke prefabricated heating equipment can deliver numerous benefits from increased efficiency and greater quality control to time, budget and labour savings. Chris Meir takes a look at the methods and benefits.

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Andrew Yates explains the growing popularity of offsite construction of utility cupboards as the pressure to build quickly and to high standards grows.

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David Draper offers his five top tips to help extract the maximum benefits when designing and installing modular wiring.

Stuart Turner, modular, heat networks, Hamworthy Heating

Across the network

04 April, 2018

Stuart Turner explains why a modular approach to boilers for heat networks is a flexible and efficient solution.




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Grenfell is the building industry's Piper Alpha says CIBSE

The recent passage of the Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition of the fact that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation says the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, endorsing the need for more effective regulation and a profound change in culture.

Underlying project-starts uptick indicates gradual recovery, Glenigan data suggests

  • 13% rise in detailed planning approvals against the preceding three months
  • 18% decline in main contract awards against the previous year
  • 9% increase in underlying starts during the three months to May

Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.