Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment news round-up: November 8, 2018

Posted on: 2018-11-08

Last week, we launched the first weekly news round-up from UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper.

A week on, and here are a few more stories from the world of the Built Environment selected by Lucy who takes a digital trip to Bristol, America and back to the UK again…

Bristol leads the way on housebuilding innovation

Placemaking Resource reports that the Bristol Housing Festival, which ended on Sunday, is just the start of a five-year focus on housing innovation in the UK city.

The initiative, being led by Bristol City Council, will see test homes developed on a number of sites across the city to inform urban housebuilding and is hoped to go some way to find solutions to the UK’s housing crisis.

Houses which can be built in less than 600 hours and homes created from recycled shipping containers feature among the exhibits which were presented to the public during the festival.

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American construction industry booming

Away from the more incendiary headlines being made across the pond, the construction industry is quietly experiencing its best performance in America since before the financial crisis in 2008.

Global Construction Review provides all the facts and figures about this positive overseas development for the industry.

Digital skills debate in London

Various figures from the higher education and Built Environment sectors recently came together to discuss whether education is helping to deliver a digitally skilled workforce.

Opinions were proffered by each of the guests during the debate and are detailed on the Construction Manager article – worth a read with context as UCEM being the leading provider of supported online education in the Built Environment.


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