Video | Balfour’s Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh transformation
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by Cristina Lago
1d ago
Balfour Beatty has restored the A-listed 145-year-old old Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the University of Edinburgh’s Futures Institute. The revamped 20,000 sq m space includes state-of-the-art teaching facilities, rooms for coworking with industry partners, incubation areas for businesses, labs for innovation and prototyping and exhibition and performance spaces. The post Video | Balfour’s Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh transformation appeared first on Construction Management ..read more
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Contractor fined £233k after HGV driver killed by piling rig mast
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by Cristina Lago
1d ago
Van Elle has been fined £233,000 after a 52-year-old HGV driver was struck and killed by the mast of a piling rig at a site in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. On 21 January 2021, Gary Dobinson, who was employed by another company, visited the Hallmeadow development to collect and transfer the piling rig owned by Van Elle. As the mast of the rig was being lowered in preparation for its transportation, it suddenly collapsed and struck Dobinson. Although site workers and emergency services raced to the scene to help him, he died from his injuries. An investigation by Police Scotland and the ..read more
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London to get first new lido in decades
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by Cristina Lago
1d ago
Redbridge Council has approved plans to build a new lido in Valentines Park – the first in London for decades. The lido will use solar panels for energy generation, air-source heat pumps, water recycling systems and energy-efficient lighting.  It will include a 25m six-lane swimming pool, a coffee shop, car parking, changing facilities, a gym and dancing studio. There will also be a meeting room, a children’s splash pad and an outdoor picnic area. Construction is expected to begin later this year for a scheduled public opening by autumn 2025. The new facility will be close to Val ..read more
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The contractor helping to fight knife crime
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by CM Staff
1d ago
GMI Construction explains how it partnered with the Daniel Baird Foundation to install mandatory public bleed control cabinets in their urban areas projects to help save lives. GMI Construction was one of the first construction companies to partner with the Daniel Baird Foundation and implement mandatory public bleed control cabinets on the external hoardings of its city centre projects. GMI is now urging more main contractors with projects in urban areas and city centres to consider adopting the same safety initiative. GMI’s head of responsible business Claire Preston explains here ..read more
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City skyscraper plans ‘threaten’ Tower of London’s UNESCO World Heritage status
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by Cristina Lago
2d ago
The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral could be “severely harm[ed]” by the expansion of the Square Mile’s office space and tall buildings, Historic England has warned. The watchdog said the City of London Corporation’s draft City Plan 2040 was “unsound in its current form” due to its wider heritage impacts, according to a submission seen by the BBC’s Local Democracy Reporting Service. The plans, which include adding 1.2 million sq m of office floorspace across the City, put the Tower of London’s UNESCO World Heritage status under “real threat”, said Historic England. The consultati ..read more
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ISG goes to great lengths on sustainability
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by CM Staff
5d ago
ISG’s leisure centre build contributes to council vision for net zero. The recently completed new-build Knaresborough Leisure and Wellness Centre is setting the standard for sustainable leisure projects. Overseen by David Dixon MCIOB, contracts manager with ISG and a CIOB North East Hub committee member, the new centre delivers a range of wet and dry facilities, with a six-lane 25m pool – complete with pool pod – a leisure pool with flume and a 60-station fitness suite. There is also a sauna and steam room, a group fitness studio, an immersive group cycling studio and a cafe. Outside, a ..read more
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InstallerSHOW: get hands-on with sustainable services
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by CM Staff
5d ago
InstallerSHOW, the UK event focusing on the sustainable delivery of heat, water, air and energy, returns to Birmingham from 25-27 June 2024. Following on from the success of the 2023 show, 2024 will deliver 25% more exhibitors and 33% more visitors as the event takes over Halls 4 and 5 of the NEC – an increase in floorspace of 62.5% compared with last year. More than 600 exhibitors will welcome 20,000 visitors from across the installation and specification sectors. In addition to the wealth of technologies and services on show, including a record number of new product launches, Installe ..read more
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One to watch: Ben Hobbs, We Are Ease
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by Nicky Roger
5d ago
Ben Hobbs, project manager at We Are Ease, featured as one of Exeter Tomorrow’s 30 under 30 future business stars. Why did you choose a career in construction? What else might you have done? I inherited a passion for the construction industry from my family. After working for my grandad’s business and taking an administrative role in my dad’s, I began taking a real interest, which was strengthened the more I researched and gained experience. The industry is exciting and continuously evolving at an extraordinary rate which is inspiring, and I knew I wanted to be a part of this. If I hadn ..read more
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In pictures | Aecom opens sustainable timber Serpentine Pavilion
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by Cristina Lago
6d ago
Aecom has inaugurated the 23rd Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens. It is the 12th where the infrastructure consulting firm has acted as technical adviser and third as project manager. This year’s celebrated installation, entitled Archipelagic Void, has been designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies. Each of the five ’island’ structures that make up the pavilion (the Auditorium, the Gallery, the Play Tower, the Tea House, the Library and the Void) was built using predominantly sustainably sourced Douglas fir timber with a combination of modern and tr ..read more
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London Fire Brigade and Met investigating blaze at Bouygues site
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by Cristina Lago
6d ago
The London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the cause of a fire at the site of a Bouygues residential complex under construction in East London on Tuesday (4 June). Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters responded to the fire near Silvertown Way, Canning Town, according to the London Fire Brigade. One person was rescued by firefighters using a 13.5m ladder. Eight left the building before the fire services arrived, seven of whom were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation. The London Fire Brigade deployed one of its 64m turntable ladders to the scene ..read more
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