Build Connections
Thursday, February 14, 2013 February 2013   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 25  

It’s alive! The intelligent office of the future

The debate around the future of the office was stimulated at a recent conference. Architects, designers and academics predicted a new frontier for the traditional work station – an intelligent office that interacts with individuals and tunes into our needs – even hunger. Read on to find out more about how this could work.

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Yorkon Completes Cranage Phase On Site at Cambourne Village College

Yorkon has just craned the final modules into position on site at Cambourne Village College as part of a major project with Kier Construction to build the first new secondary school in Cambridgeshire for 30 years. The scheme for Cambridgeshire County Council is the first application of the revolutionary new Yorkon off-site building system.

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£22m mental health hospital is approved

Mersey Care NHS Trust has been given permission to build a new multi-million pound mental health hospital on the former Walton Hospital site in Merseyside. The £22m facility will provide short-term inpatient care and forms part of a wider project to improve mental health environments. Read on to find out more.

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Brazil wants UK contractors for $20bn of infrastructure

As Sao Paulo prepares to host the World Cup in 2014, UK contractors are being sought out to help build Public Private Partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects worth $20 billion. Read on to find out more.

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Government announces 'critical review' of NHS backlog maintenance

New plans have been revealed for a review of the system for reporting building maintenance issues, amidst concerns that the condition of the estate could be contravening the NHS constitution. Read on to find out more about this story.

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BIM 2050 group launched to improve construction efficiency

BIM 2050 is a new and influential group created to enable young professionals working in all sectors of the construction industry to have their say on the future of digital technologies including Building Information Modelling. This is part of the Government’s commitment to making construction faster, cheaper and more innovative. Read on to find out more.

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Survey shows shift in view of standardised school design

According to a recent survey commissioned for Building magazine's latest Education White Paper, official opinions have shifted more towards acceptance of standardised designs for school building, with 46% of local authorities and 41% of schools being in favour of standardisation.

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New Video

Changing Perceptions in Off-site Construction

Yorkon has launched a new video to help change the perception of off-site construction and to demonstrate what is now possible with the latest developments in modular technology.

Watch the video

Yorkon Industry Reports

Technical Paper:

Technical guide for BREEAM now available

A new technical paper, 'A Practical Guide to BREEAM', has been published by off-site specialist Yorkon to help construction clients and contractors better understand and implement the latest changes to the BREEAM process.

Download your own copy of the guide

Yorkon Industry Reports

What's New

Revolutionary new off-site building system

The recently launched off-site building system from Yorkon offers the widest range of lengths, widths and height configurations available from any UK off-site manufacturer.

Find out more here.

Yorkon Building System

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