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The Pegasus Report - Issue #115

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This issue is a whopper! We have massive tech and green sections! Enjoy!
 
June 8 · Issue #115 · View online
The Pegasus Report
This issue is a whopper! We have massive tech and green sections! Enjoy!

NEWS ROUNDUP
There have been some positive news stories this week for the industry. Firstly, the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index registered 28.9 in May after a record low of 8.2 in April, whilst Premier Inn has announced it is to re-start construction on 35 sites.
£300m funding from Homes England will pace the way for 20,000 new homes over three sites in London. Staying in London, HB Reavis has acquired a new site in Shoreditch for its next workplace development. Two new residential towers in Old Kent Road have been given planning approval. Lastly, in what will become the UK’s largest wholesale food market, plans for a new 42 acre site in Dagenham have been submitted.
In what is a first of its type for a UK University, BAM and Sheffield Hallam have signed a pain/gain share alliance deal to revamp the estate.
As well as the new about Premier Inn restarting sites, its been a busy week of news one the hotel front. London’s first skyscraper; 55 Broadway is to be made into a luxury hotel. Plans have been submitted to turn Nottingham’s historic Guildhall building into a luxury 162-bed hotel. Lastly, construction is to begin on a major new hotel in Blackpool.
In Infrastructure, Mace have been awarded the PMO role for the Northern Powerhouse Rail plans. Consultants, including Turner & Townsend, Acradis and Aecom, have been awarded places on the £500m TfL framework. Plans to move East Croydon station in south London 100m north as part of a wider scheme to remove a bottleneck on the Brighton Main Line, have been revealed. Lastly Balfour Beatty is to start work on the £355m Hull A63 scheme.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
A busy insights section.
Flexibility is key to working well in the 'new normal'
Can construction hold back the insolvency tide?
UK construction disputes resolved quicker than anywhere, says new report
Remote working: How cities might change if we worked from home more - BBC News
A strategic approach is vital to make the Oxford-Cambridge Arc succeed
Amazon accounts for 23% of shed take-up in the industrial sector
Public transport is the 'only way' for cities to function well, says West Midlands mayor
Learning from crisis to build long-term resilience
TECHNOLOGY NEWS
A jam packed tech section for you!
Engineering challenge of pandemic resilience is equal to environmental resilience
Trending IoT technologies in construction
Offsite system to cut staircase construction times by 80%
Digital transformation, more attainable than ever before
What is a 5G smart construction site?
Block-laying robot achieves commercial laying speed [- with video]
Funding milestone achieved by Spanish hyperloop firm
Proptech firm Oparo raises £73m
Robot rollers: China builds highway with unmanned machines
Driverless technology in the construction industry
GREEN ISSUES
This is definitely our largest every green section!
There’s an industry will on climate change, but so far not the way
Covid-19 | Environmental concerns raised as offshore windfarm decisions delayed
Arup and Acciona to design electric bus network for Brisbane
Prologis launches Europe-wide initiative to reduce ‘whole-life carbon emissions’
World Environment Day | Firms urged to remain steadfast on net zero
FORE sets target to be carbon neutral by 2025
Spanish contractor to go carbon free with hydrogen generator trial
Electric vehicle infrastructure ‘postcode lottery’ must be tackled
How quickly can net zero really happen?
Firms urged to sign up to net zero pledge despite Covid challenges
INTERNATIONAL STORIES
It’s all about infrastructure in this week’s global news.
Work on Lagos’ $2.2bn mainland bridge “to begin next year”
Four-way JV wins €570m Belgian tunnel
Thailand gives green light to $9bn airport expansion plan
Sydney Metro airport connection to start construction this year
CAREER ITEMS
As always a busy career and personal development section
5 way to maintain a stable recruitment process amid uncertain times
You Might Not Be Hearing Your Team’s Best Ideas
Reading list: Books for building an anti-racist workplace
The Other Side of COVID-19: How Business Can Speed Recovery By Promoting a Culture of Health
The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice
Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden: What we learned from 5 million books
20 Quotes From Ancient Wisdom That Can Help Us Stay Resilient in the Pandemic
Arianna Huffington: As We Re-enter the Workplace, Technology Alone Isn’t Going to Save Us
Don’t Let Your Partner’s Work Stress Become Your Own
Accomplish goals by identifying and overcoming your weaknesses
Effective internal communications in a crisis
Until next week..
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