Prefabrication surges ahead

The market for offsite fabrication is rising at nearly 10% a year, according to a major study by BSRIA. Off-site fabrication has become increasingly popular over the last 10 years. Among the benefits it delivers are time and cost savings, improved quality control and site management. The results of the BSRIA are published in a 130-page market report ‘Off site fabrication — UK attitudes and potential’. Its 130 pages include expert market analysis and detailed recommendations for off-site fabrication. The research is based on an in-depth programme of interviews with over 150 industry users, non-users and suppliers. The report costs £650. Tel. 01344 426511 bookshop@bsria.co.uk



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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.