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08 Sep 2017
Civil engineering costs rose 4% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 and are forecast to rise by around 3% in the year to 1st quarter 2018 and 1st quarter 2019; by 4% in the year to 1st quarter 2020, and by 5% per annum over the last two years of the forecast.
07 Sep 2017
Crossrail, Battersea Power Station and Hinkley point have all been in the news because of reports of increased costs. It is important to understand the causes of increased costs, many of which may be part of the planned delivery and contracting process for the project.
While it is not yet known what the impact of leaving the European Union will be, because it is still not clear what form the Brexit agreement will take, it is becoming clearer what will be affected.
The BCIS Online featured project for September 2017, submitted by Selway Joyce Construction Cost Consultants, is the recently tendered £4.8 million conference and community centre in Chichester, West Sussex.
06 Sep 2017
Private housebuilders' costs rose at almost 5% in the year to 2nd quarter 2017 in response to demand pressures from resource costs.
14 Aug 2017
With less than a month to go until Women of the Future nominations close, we catch up with Turner & Townsend's Associate Director Catherine Kelly whose passion for encouraging people into the construction sector and tackling its gender imbalance at higher levels, led her to self-nominate and reach the shortlist at last year’s award.
Kim Bailey, 07 Jun 2017
In autumn this year, the Mersey Gateway Project — a £1.89 billion scheme incorporating a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey — will open. Consultant Development Surveyor on the Mersey Gateway Project Alan Scarisbrick FRICS tells us more about this pioneering infrastructure scheme and why it’s more than just a bridge.
Alan Muse FRICS, 27 Mar 2015
Construction is a large contributor to world gross domestic product (GDP) and is recognised as having a significant ‘multiplier’ effect on national economies.
Sean Tompkins, 06 Oct 2014
It’s important for professional bodies and leading employers to unite in the effort to attract more women into construction.
15 Jun 2017
Over the last three years, BCIS has received a number of office block to residential conversion projects. In 2013 the subdued office market, combined with the political desire to promote the delivery of new homes throughout the UK, led to the Government introducing new rules, which allowed for the change of use of offices to residential without the need to obtain planning permission.
18 Jul 2017
Following the removal of the cap on university places in 2015, higher education student numbers have continued to expand in the UK, placing pressure on the student accommodation infrastructure.
22 Aug 2017
The updated 2018 resource datasets are now available, including all recent changes to wage rates, plant and materials prices, the revision of adjustment factors and a range of new items. Pricing information is based on second quarter 2017.
13 Oct 2015
Technology presents major opportunities for improving project performance but it will have little impact without the buy-in of people and project teams, argues Anna Thompson from Turner & Townsend.
Dr Clare Eriksson , 04 Jul 2017
What are the impacts of technology and innovation on the built environment? How can our industries adjust to increasing design and project complexity while ensuring progress is made towards environmental sustainability? How do we attract the best and brightest into our industries? And how do we equip them to take on the biggest challenges facing our industries in the next 30 years?
19 Jul 2017
Cleaning costs are still set to rise by more than 25% over the next five years as labour cost pressures, fuelled by the projected National Living Wage (NLW) increases, remain unchanged.
Joe Martin DMS FRICS MCMI, 23 Jan 2015
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has selected the Building Cost Information Service All-in Tender Price Index* for use within their funding calculations to adjust for inflation.
20 Jul 2017
The BCIS five-year forecast for the facilities management sector sees maintenance cost inflation rising by 2.5% to 1st quarter 2018 and by a further 2.9% to 1st quarter 2019. It's then forecast to rise by over 4% in each of the next three years.
14 Jun 2017
The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) launched its new Community Infrastructure Benchmark Database (CIBD) in March 2017.
13 Jun 2017
Private housebuilders' costs rose at over 5% in the year to 1st quarter 2017 in response to demand pressures on resources.
A recent BCIS news feature, 'Converting offices into homes', identified that on a £/m2 basis, the difference between the cost of conversion and new build can be nominal.
The average annual running cost of student residences is in the region of £51 to £67 per m2 of gross internal floor area, according to the latest occupancy cost plan published by BCIS.
BCIS’ latest forecast was published on the eve of the election on the assumption that, whatever the outcome, government policies for construction would remain largely unchanged.
Kim Bailey, 22 Jun 2017
We're calling on construction firms across the UK to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.
Kim Bailey, 07 Oct 2015
After joining Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) back in 1989 as a project manager, Ann Bentley FRICS was recently appointed Global Chair of the international property and construction firm. Ann, tells us more about her role, inspiring the next generation and her greatest career challenges and achievements.
Gillian Charlesworth, 31 Mar 2017
Congratulations to JLL Associate Director Anisa Hussein MRICS who has been nominated for this year’s Asia Women of Achievement (AWA) Professions Award.
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