In February 2021, contract awards increased by 11% compared to January to £4.7 billion, this remains below average levels, but underlying activity has increased as no single project was valued over £200 million. Similarly to January, distribution centres make up two of the top four contract awards.
Framework will accelerate progress on public sector carbon targets and reduce costs
Global resource management company, Veolia, has secured a place on the new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector's carbon targets. Specifically aimed at accelerating procurement, delivering cost savings and implementing energy efficiency programmes the company has secured a place on all four lots covering All Encompassing Technologies, Heating and Renewables, Metering / ITT, and BMS. This latest award further builds on Veolia's contribution to carbon saving energy management delivered through the ETL (formerly known as Essentia) Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) framework over the last eight years.
All Frontline Industry Staff Who Support Cleaning And Hygiene Deserve Key And Essential Worker Status Besides Cleaning And Hygiene Operatives, says BCC
The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has expanded on its major initiative to achieve ‘key and essential worker’ status for employees in the cleaning and hygiene sector.
Modern methods of construction are to be deployed in the construction of a new unit at the Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Chertsey.
Actuate UK, the engineering services alliance, has welcomed the Construction Leadership’s Council’s CO2nstruct Zero Programme and its focus on measuring and delivering substantial low carbon performance across the industry. However, the alliance adds that the drive to net zero must also recognize the ongoing safety of building occupants, and ‘whole life’ carbon performance.
ISG UK To Retrofit Headquarters For The University of Cambridge Institute For Sustainability Leadership
ISG UK, the global construction specialist renowned for its philosophy of ‘delivering places that help people and businesses thrive’, is to retrofit a 1930s telephone exchange to create an ultra-low carbon headquarters for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
More Than Half Of Britons Say UK Businesses Could Do More To Keep Them Safe From Covid-19, Survey Reveals
More than half (53 per cent) of Britons believe UK businesses could be doing more to improve the hygiene of their premises and keep people safe from Covid-19, according to a new survey*.
British Council For Offices Calls For UK Offices To Address Poor Ventilation “Urgently” Ahead Of The Return To The Workplace
A new BCO research paper, Thoughts on ventilation design and operation post COVID-19, has called for UK offices to ensure they have adequate ventilation ahead of the return to work.
The paper highlights that while most offices that follow good practice guidelines do benefit from good ventilation, there are also many examples of poorly ventilated offices that fall short of the best practice guidelines set out in the BCO’s 2019 Guide to Specification. Poorly ventilated indoor spaces have been linked to COVID-19 super spreader events and the paper states that ventilation in these offices must be “addressed urgently.”
Finishes and Interiors Sector has signed the Building a Safer Future Charter. The Charter is designed to encourage a proactive response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future Review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Charter was originally conceived and created by a group of ‘Early Adopters’ comprising local authorities, contractors, housing associations and property developers, with the support of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Renowned Sustainability Leader David Picton Joins Alcumus To Establish ‘Golden Thread’ For Risk Management Solutions
Leading technology-led risk management software provider Alcumus has appointed David Picton as SVP of Sustainability. David has worked as a consultant to Alcumus for two years and his global appointment reflects Alcumus’ long-term commitment to sustainability being at the forefront of the business and supply chain risk management.