Weekly bulletin – 11th January

With sustainability expected to be a hot topic in 2019, PBC Today has shared how the latest sustainable innovations are shaping the construction industry. There’s a number of different materials being introduced into the market. Check out the list below for more information.

Construction Dive looked ahead to what we can expect this year for commercial construction, with seven key trends, including technological support, design build and the use of drones.

The apprenticeship levy was back in the news this week, with The Construction Index discussing the controversy surrounding the new framework, and how it fails to take into account how the industry works. We recommend reading through the article for more information.

The modern technology entering the construction market is an exciting prospect for the future of the sector, and PBC Today published a feature exploring how changes, such as the Internet of Things, is set to revolutionise the industry. At Metsec, we’re always looking to stay ahead of the curve – check out our latest blog outlining our commitment to innovation.

Offsite construction is growing in popularity and MEP Middle East outlined why the benefits of the method for the MENA region in an article this week. Speed of build is one of the major advantages, but it also enables contractors to work more effectively on projects with limited space without causing disruption to the nearby surroundings. Find out more about our offsite framing offering, Metframe here.

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Sustainable innovations shaping construction

With the UK construction, operation and maintenance industry accounting for 48% of the UK’s carbon emissions, the focus of many innovations in construction is now on reducing the construction sector’s CO2 output


7 trends that will shape commercial construction in 2019

Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That’s a valid concern in the commercial construction world. For a competitive and fragmented industry that happens to be resistant to some of the rapid evolution noted in others, participants and observers are continually seeing some of the same glacial movements take centre stage.


Apprenticeships and the levy

Training throughout UK industry is undergoing a process of change as the government seeks to make it more focused on the needs of employers.


Modern technology in the construction industry

Bryan Christiansen, CEO at Limble CMMS, takes a look at how modern technology, particularly the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), is revolutionising the construction industry


Why offsite construction is better?

Jamie Darragh, associate director at Black & White Engineering, talks about the advantages of adopting offsite construction, especially for MEP contractors