MILLENIALS PRIORITISE FINANCIAL SECURITY OVER MARRIAGE @beabetteryou

  • Financial stability topped the poll
  • Buying a home, achieving health and fitness goals and climbing the career ladder were also popular goals for millennials

AMBITIOUS millennials are prioritising financial security, home ownership and career progression over marriage and having children, according to new research.

A survey of 2,017 UK adults, carried out by personal training course provider beabetteryou.com, revealed 88% of British millennials have financial stability on their bucket lists.

Buying a home (82%), achieving health and fitness goals …

SSM acquires project in the Municipality of Stockholm for approximately 260 cooperative apartments

SSM Holding AB (publ), the leading operator within residential development in the Stockholm region, is continuing to expand its operations by acquiring another project in the Municipality of Stockholm. The project will be managed in full by the company and SSM  intends to develop approximately 260 cooperative apartments. The purchase price is a total of 500 MSEK. Construction start is planned in 2018 with occupancy during 2020.

SSM has acquired another project within the Municipality of Stockholm. The building is

New project to insulate timber ground floors could save households money

  • 10 million homes across the UK have uninsulated timber floors
  • Up to 25 per cent of heat loss in homes escapes through the floor
  • New techniques will be created to help cut heat loss, reduce energy use and save money

Heat loss from uninsulated timber floors will be tackled in a new study led by the University of Sheffield to create new techniques to help save energy and money.

It is estimated that 10 million homes across the UK have …

Building upwards in Paris: a solution showcased by several projects

Building upwards is a simple and effective solution for visually enhancing and extending a solid construction. Because it is lightweight and quick to construct, Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber – is an ideal material for designing and building wooden extensions in urban environments.

Vertical extensions to solve urban sprawl

Between 1990 and 2011, over 1,200 vertical extension projects were authorised in the city of Paris, while over 31,000 building permits were filed, and over 65,000 requests for authorisations

Frost & Sullivan Unveils Top 50 Multi-Billion Dollar Emerging Technologies that Will Transform the World

The insight delivers decisive strategic guidance and enables stakeholders to initiate transformational growth

 

LONDON – 23 March 2017 – Frost & Sullivan’s global emerging technology, innovation and convergence practice, TechVision, is launching its 2017 analysis of the top 50 technologies that will energize industries and transform the world. These 50 disruptive technologies, identified using a proprietary innovation index methodology, have the maximum potential to fuel global innovation, spawn novel products and business models, and drive commercial growth.

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Old Oak and Park Royal – a ship without a captain @LondonAssembly

  • Why has the OPDC gone so long without a Chair?
  • How will it cope in 2017-18 with a 40 percent funding cut?
  • What are the OPDC’s key priorities for the next year, once it develops plans for becoming self-funding?
  • How will the £2 million contingency funding be used?
  • What plans does the OPDC have to take over the land currently owned by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL)?

 

The London Assembly Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee [1] will …

SLOWEST-MOVING: MORE THAN A QUARTER OF PROPERTIES IN WOLVERHAMPTON, LIVERPOOL AND BRADFORD HAVE BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS

  • Neighbours: 15% of properties in Sunderland, and 8% of properties in Newcastle have been on the market one year or longer
  • 1 in 7 properties across the UK have been on the market for 6 months or longer
  • Fastest-moving: No property advertised for sale in Northampton has been on the market longer than 12 months, and just 4.2% have been on longer than 6 months
  • Will it ever sell? Two-bed flat in Bolton has been on the market since November

Online Test Simulator Helps Operatives Pass CITB Essential Health Safety and Environment Test, Gaining CSCS Cards

CSCS Wizard is helping skilled operatives within the construction industry gain their CSCS cards faster with its new CSCS mock test simulator. With a huge database of questions, candidates can quickly create a customised mock exam using questions that apply to their exact occupation and the test they will be sitting. With all areas of the ‘operatives’ test covered, including bricklaying, stone masonry, metal working and more, CSCS Wizard gives operatives an online revision tool to help skilled, responsible construction …

Tunnel realignment delays HK road scheme

The completion date of a complex road scheme in Hong Kong has been pushed back to allow for realignment of a section of tunnel.

The technical difficulties mean that the scheduled date for finishing the northern part of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) is now in 2020 instead of 2019, the Highways Department announced.

The overall TM-CLKL project comprises a 9km-long dual two-lane carriageway and is divided into two major sections, the southern and northern connections. …

BRIGGSAMASCO SUPPLIES GREEN ROOF SOLUTION AS LANDMARK SITE UNDERGOES DRAMATIC REDEVELOPMENT

The UK’s leading national commercial roofing company, BriggsAmasco, supplied a multiple-roof system to help transform one of London’s most recognisable landmarks into a highly-desirable mixed-use development. 

Having been involved in the installation of green roofs for a number of years, as well as providing training in the concept and applications of the systems, BriggsAmasco was well-placed to supply a smart, sustainable, waterproof roofing solution for the breath-taking redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station site in south-west London. Aesthetically-pleasing and environmentally-friendly, …

Over Half Of Britons Aged 21-30 Are Still Living With Parents @vouchercodespro

New research has revealed that over half of British adults aged 21-30 are still living with their parents, in a bid to save up for house deposits. Findings also indicated that adults still living at home save, on average, £400 a month living with their parents.

Resisting the urge to flee the nest and instead save money by staying at home is becoming a far more common occurrence past the age of 20, with over half of Britons aged 21-30 …

Launch of hydroponic urban farm to give food businesses competitive advantage

The launch of groLOCAL’s hydroponic urban farm is giving businesses an opportunity to cut down on expenses and offer customers something different with home grown herbs, spices, and micro-greens. For large scale grocery, food chains, and healthy food providers, leasing a groTAINER could prove to be the competitive advantage they’ve been looking for.

The food market has become increasingly crowded but the groTAINER means that it’s possible for businesses to grow highly nutritious produce at just a fraction of the

Work starts on £20m industrial development in the heart of Birmingham

Infrastructure and remediation work has started on site at Kingpin, Tyseley, a £20m development of industrial and warehouse units on a 13-acre canal-side site in Birmingham. When complete the project will see the delivery of over 200,000ft2 of B1, B2 and B8 warehouse and manufacturing units.…

Sajid Javid gives green light for Piano’s Paddington Cube

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has given the green light to Renzo Piano’s controversial £775m Paddington Cube, according to the AJ’s sister title Construction News

Javid last month issued an ‘Article 31 direction’ to examine whether the Sellar Property Group backed project in west London should be called in for a public enquiry.

However, a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) spokesman told Construction News today that ministers had ’decided not to call this development in’.

The 54m x 54m 

Plentific Announces Instant Booking Service @Plentific

London startup Plentific.com, a rapidly growing home services marketplace, has announced a new feature that will allow customers to book home improvement jobs with just a few taps on their phone.

This new service lets customers skip the drawn-out processes of searching for potential tradesmen, comparing quotes and haggling for a fair price just to book a minor home improvement job. Nobody wants to spend hours finding a plumber to fix a clogged sink!