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  • Green Construction | Competitive Advantage | Page 2
    34m bailout after it signs up just 6 000 homes up to Green Deal out of 60 000 target Following the recent government review of housing standards BRE is developing a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes DCLG has launched Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Sustainability update November Posted on November 11 2014 updated on January 18 2016 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment One year on from its launch a review of the Infrastructure Carbon Review by the Green Construction Board has been published DECC has appointed Sustain Ltd to review the energy base for the In Use Factors IUFs of energy efficiency measures available through Green Deal and ECO to ascertain if they are set at the right levels Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Construction industry update November Posted on November 11 2014 updated on January 18 2016 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment The NHBC Foundation has published some guides to help interpret the requirements of Document L 2013 Also published by the NHBC Foundation is a new report on improving the prospects for small house builders and developers The Department for Communities and Local Government has published an update on progress with Help to Buy which has Understanding the construction industry Sustainability update October Posted on October 16 2014 updated on October 16 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment DECC have announced that a further 100m is to be made available for the installation of household energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal This follows the fund s premature closure when DECC announced that the fund for this year had been fully allocated This additional funding is on top of the original 450m announced in Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Sustainability update August Posted on August 12 2014 updated on August 13 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment A surge in applications for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has resulted in its closure as the budget becomes fully allocated This has been a controversial move provoking comments from industry members The government have set up a FAQ page following the closing of the fund Government s response to the Energy Company Obligation consultation Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Go green and save money Posted on August 1 2014 updated on July 29 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment When I worked for a leading building product manufacturer in the 1990s we used to recycle quite a lot of reject material and scrap into our product it made good sense as a means of keeping the cost down But we didn t admit it after all we were selling a premium product and our customers Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Sustainability update July Posted on July 15 2014 updated on July 29 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment Ministers from 7 Member States write a letter to the European Commission urging the proposal of a binding 2030 target for energy efficiency The ministers ask the Commission to propose a binding target in

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  • Sustainability update: February | Competitive Advantage
    cities is being held back by social factors across the world cities are performing better for being sustainable for Profit and Planet purposes than they are for People factors The government has estimated that capital investment in building local heat networks will total up to 800m over the next 10 years The Guardian have reported the first straw homes to go on sale on the open market in Britain Green Construction Outlook and Trends has been released by Timetric The report identifies factors influencing firms to opt for green construction projects the biggest challenges faced by organizations towards the implementation of green construction and the main regions anticipated to offer significant opportunities for green construction projects over the next three years The Government has announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates DECs for 54 000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished A consultation on the changes reviews the role and methodology for Display Energy Certificates the consultation closes on 11 March 2015 In an article for NBS Melanie Thompson of Get Sust reviews the new 300 page BCO Guide to Specification and presents Five essentials for sustainable office buildings From April 2018 landlords will be required by law to get their least energy efficient properties to an energy efficiency rating of at least Band E The government s Green Deal Finance Company reports that the Green Deal has passed the 10 000 plan milestone Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Green Construction Green Construction Board Green Deal Sustainability Sustainable Construction Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite

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  • Sustainability update: January | Competitive Advantage
    discusses housings role in reducing fuel poverty With new research showing more than 80 per cent of the world s known coal reserves need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change this will no doubt have an impact on energy prices The Department of Energy and Climate Change DECC have released data indicating that around 95 7 6m of solid walled homes still need to be insulated The 10th Annual Next Generation Report evaluates progress in delivering sustainable development In the lead up to the General Election the Green Deal comes under fire Parity Projects in their article say EPCs and GDARs are applied at times when people least want to look at them and there is a strong chance that they are inaccurate A mystery shopper of customer experiences has been completed on Green Deal assessments The survey was with 48 households and provides analysis of variability across Green Deal Assessment Reports of 29 properties so although not representative gives an indication DECC have also published Foundations in place The ECO and Green Deal Annual Report 2013 14 By international standards London is a green capital and now there is a campaign to make London the world s first National Park City An interactive map showing the current extent of England s Greenbelt has been published Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability EPC Fuel poverty Green Construction Green Deal LOW CARBON CONSTRUCTION sustainable development Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Learn more about Building Information Modelling Communicating with the industry Construction

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  • Sustainability update: December | Competitive Advantage
    after it signs up just 6 000 homes up to Green Deal out of 60 000 target Following the recent government review of housing standards BRE is developing a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes DCLG has launched a consultation document Next steps to zero carbon homes Small sites exemption It closes on 7th January 2015 Two out of the six finalists for this year s Stirling Prize are education buildings and more than ever such buildings need to be exemplars of sustainability This article by RIBA Insights reviews progress good and bad of delivering sustainable educational buildings Leslie James has posted a LinkedIn discussion about the potential issues surrounding ESOS compliance Over the next nine months the guardian newspaper is seeking out business leaders that are heralding sustainability Do you know someone from the construction sector Zero Carbon Hub is seeking views on the issue of overheating homes working in collaboration with Sustainable Homes the results of this online survey will contribute to a report to government in 2015 providing recommendations for future policy on this issue The survey can be accessed here Government has announced 2 3bn investement in flood defences that will help prevent 30bn of damage Full details can be found here Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Green Construction Green Deal Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Learn more about Building Information Modelling Communicating with the industry Construction market activity Effective specification strategies Marketing in construction Sustainability Understanding the construction industry Understanding your customer n Select by type n Blog

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  • Green Deal | Competitive Advantage | Page 2
    This follows the fund s premature closure when DECC announced that the fund for this year had been fully allocated This additional funding is on top of the original 450m announced in Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Construction industry update October Posted on October 15 2014 updated on October 16 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment The NHS in England could be saving 1 5 billion a year by improving the efficiency of their estates facilities management says a review by EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy It says There has been a concerted effort by Trusts to both dispose of unneeded ageing and obsolete estate and gain better control of their facilities there Construction industry knowledge hub Understanding the construction industry Sustainability update August Posted on August 12 2014 updated on August 13 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment A surge in applications for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has resulted in its closure as the budget becomes fully allocated This has been a controversial move provoking comments from industry members The government have set up a FAQ page following the closing of the fund Government s response to the Energy Company Obligation consultation Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Sustainability update July Posted on July 15 2014 updated on July 29 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment Ministers from 7 Member States write a letter to the European Commission urging the proposal of a binding 2030 target for energy efficiency The ministers ask the Commission to propose a binding target in July 2014 so it can be considered by the European Council in October this year They argue a separate efficiency target is Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Sustainability update June Posted on June 10 2014 updated on June 12 2014 by Helen Leave a comment DECC have published Guidelines to the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund More money back is now available with the next phase of The Green Deal launched this month Ed Davey told the BBC that we have learned from what people were telling us adding that round two was very generous Round two of the Construction industry knowledge hub Sustainability Managing your Specification Strategy what do architects want Posted on January 2 2014 updated on November 26 2014 by Helen Leave a comment For the construction product manufacturer marketing to architects is a key business strategy creating awareness of products so that they ll be included in designs thereby creating demand pull through the supply chain and eventually sales The architect is one of the most important members of the design team distilling the requirements and advice of other Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies December Construction Market Overview Posted on December 14 2013 updated on April 9 2014 by Helen Leave a comment The Chancellor presented his Autumn Statement last week with one positive point relevant to construction that the government would beinvesting 1bn in loans to unblock stalled housing developments in Leeds and

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  • SPECIFICATION SALES | Competitive Advantage | Page 2
    Specification Salesperson you will expect him or her to have a network Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Are you getting the most from your specification activity Posted on May 1 2014 updated on May 14 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment NBS have just published their latest Specification Survey and it provides some invaluable information about the evolving specification process as well as some clues for improving specification sales activity Here are a few points for you to think about Get involved in projects at an early stage An important finding is that specification creation is Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Managing your Specification Strategy Getting to know the design team Posted on January 29 2014 updated on January 4 2016 by Helen Leave a comment Back in 1994 Sir Michael Latham published Constructing the team a review of procurement and contractual arrangements in the UK construction industry He highlighted the need to improve the link between design and construction Two decades later thanks to the efforts of the first chief construction advisor Paul Morrell it is finally happening and Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Understanding your customer Specification Strategy 5 steps to building strong relationships with specifiers Posted on January 14 2014 updated on November 26 2014 by Helen Leave a comment To be effective the process of relationship building really needs to start before a project has even been conceived But how do you achieve that Here are 5 simple steps to follow Step One Analyse your target markets Identify your top clients contractors and architects or engineers operating in each sector and how they work Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Managing your Specification Strategy what do architects want Posted on January 2 2014 updated on November 26 2014 by Helen Leave a comment For the construction product manufacturer marketing to architects is a key business strategy creating awareness of products so that they ll be included in designs thereby creating demand pull through the supply chain and eventually sales The architect is one of the most important members of the design team distilling the requirements and advice of other Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies The Changing Dynamics of Product Specification growing future prospects Posted on December 10 2013 updated on January 18 2016 by Helen Leave a comment At a recent summit Chief Executives of some of our leading construction contractors were asked to comment on prospects for the future These are some of the phrases they used Building information modelling collaborative behaviours drive around efficiency working smarter more for less cost in use energy in buildings more sustainable construction Although this was Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Reaping the Benefits of BIM an interview with Rebecca De Cicco Posted on November 4 2013 updated on April 9 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment Our recent research

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  • Marketing round-up: December | Competitive Advantage
    and an eBook on Innovation in Marketing Construction Marketing Ideas have blogged on measuring your marketing s return on investment and in another blog provide three basic rules for achieving construction marketing success Andy Sivell writes for RIBA Insight on content marketing to architects and specifiers Quantic UK have created an infographic on what the future holds for UK construction contractors As people start to think about Ecobuild 3 5 March 2015 here are some thoughts on exhibiting from Mark Mitchell of the USA and Darren Lester of our own SpecifiedBy Digital Marketing And for inspiration here are some ideas on how to refresh your digital marketing Construct Update report on the most Popular Apps for Construction Cost Estimators Column Five Media have provided an infographic on social media and Know where to share And Pauley Creative provide a summary of the Content Marketing Show is their blog 6 Key Content Strategies for Construction Marketers for 2015 Jan Kiln provides some ideas on how to revitalise your website traffic and Quicksprout have provided an infographic on SEO now and then Copyblogger provide information on creating landing pages that work Paul Creative have published an eBook on the construction marketers guide to white papers Not only does it provide good advice on the content and structure of a whitepaper it also provides information on how to use the finalised content in as many ways as possible blog pr email marketing and infographics Construction Marketing Awards winners announced For added inspiration take a look at the winners from the Construction Marketing Awards Congratulations to all shortlisted highly commended and winners Marketing in construction CONSTRUCTION MARKETING Digital Marketing ECOBUILD MARKETING IN CONSTRUCTION marketing strategy SPECIFIERS Post navigation Previous Next Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields

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  • SPECIFIERS | Competitive Advantage | Page 2
    design partner helping solve problems and create quality buildings This blog reviews the behaviour that positions the Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Understanding your customer 5 reasons your CPD is not working Posted on July 9 2014 updated on July 9 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment Unfortunately CPD is not always done well and in my recent article for CIMCIG Making the Most of CPD I offered some suggestions for improvement In this blog I summarise this article with a look at what you should avoid when providing CPD The content is too techy I ve seen far too many seminars that Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub The Decision Making Unit understanding specification influence Posted on June 26 2014 by Helen Leave a comment The construction sector s Decision Making Unit DMU is far more complex than many business to business markets This is because the team responsible for designing selecting purchasing and installing products is usually created for a single project employed by different organisations and then disbanded To further complicate matters the nature of the relationship between the members of Building Information Modelling Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Understanding the construction industry Are you getting the most from your specification activity Posted on May 1 2014 updated on May 14 2014 by Chris Ashworth Leave a comment NBS have just published their latest Specification Survey and it provides some invaluable information about the evolving specification process as well as some clues for improving specification sales activity Here are a few points for you to think about Get involved in projects at an early stage An important finding is that specification creation is Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Effective CPD An essential part of becoming a Trusted Advisor Posted on February 26 2014 updated on April 23 2014 by Helen Leave a comment CPD Continuing Professional Development is probably one of the most effective means of starting relationships or enhancing an existing one When well delivered it gives credibility to the presenter the company and its products CPD has the benefit of meeting many specifiers at one time and can often end with a discussion about a specific project Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Understanding your customer Managing your Specification Strategy Getting to know the design team Posted on January 29 2014 updated on January 4 2016 by Helen Leave a comment Back in 1994 Sir Michael Latham published Constructing the team a review of procurement and contractual arrangements in the UK construction industry He highlighted the need to improve the link between design and construction Two decades later thanks to the efforts of the first chief construction advisor Paul Morrell it is finally happening and Communicating with the industry Construction industry knowledge hub Effective specification strategies Understanding your customer Managing your Specification Strategy what do architects want Posted on January 2 2014 updated on November 26 2014

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