Warehouse Technology Development Warehouses and the supply chains that feed them are constantly evolving but the technology that underpins warehouse and supply chain automation is also developing at an incredible rate. In 2019 there were 4,000 robotic warehouses in operation worldwide but by 2025 this number will have risen to 4m commercial robots working in 50,000 warehouses across the globe (12-fold increase in the span of just six years). The key to ha
£650bn Decade Infrastructure Fund beable will present with North London Heat and Power Project at Digital Construction Week for the work we delivered helping NLHPP keep workers safe and productive during COVID at the crucial north London infrastructure project that generates low carbon energy from 700k tonnes of waste, in the form of heat and power for 127k North London homes for the work we delivered helping NLHPP keep workers safe and productive during
£650bn Decade Infrastructure Fund image credit: Construction Enquirer A new Government infrastructure pipeline commits £650bn public and private investment into infrastructure over the next 10 years as part of the Government’s Build Back Better, including £30bn social & economic infrastructure contracts in the next year. It will create 425,00 jobs per year and include 170 Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) procurement contracts. You can read more
How do LTE/5G & WiFi Relate? One of the key industry questions at the moment is can the wireless technologies, LTE/5G and Wi-Fi, work together or are they competitors? Whether the mobile cellular network will replace Wi-Fi has been a discussion since the advent of 3G and early Wi-Fi. The answer is that there is no perfect wireless technology for all use cases. Each technology has its advantages and disadvantages and has unique use case value. Wi-Fi a
Low carbon heat for another 50k North London Homes Enfield Council energy section Energetik has secured another £24m in government funding from The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) to support expansion across its network in Enfield. This funding builds on the initial £14m which would have provided low carbon energy to 26k homes. The new funding will deliver very low carbon waste heat to the area by connecting homes to London EcoPark (North Lond
Materials & Jobs Demand Soars Construction activity is predicted to rise 13.7% in 2021 & 6.3% in 2022 according to Construction Product Association due to house building & infrastructure projects. Skilled workers and materials will be in high demand during this period especially raw materials such as copper and steel due to the pandemic rise in shipping costs & lack of capacity with the cost having risen to 13 times what it was compared
COVID Won’t Go Away Freedom Day finally arrives this week but only last week the Construction Leaders Council advised contractors & construction companies that masks should still be worn in canteens and site offices. The CLC warns against relaxation of social distancing rules and encourages the continuation of protective worn equipment such as masks in enclosed spaces such as welfare facilities and on public transport. Meanwhile, a wave of NHS Test &a
£1bn Midlands Logistics Site Canadian developer Oxford Partners & multi-national Logistics Capital Partners will invest £1bn in the new West Midlands Interchange which has approval for 8 million square feet of logistics space. Construction is expected to start in 2022 and complete in 2023 with warehouses ranging from 200k to a million square feet, up to 30 metres high. The roofs will be able to be fitted with solar panels for renewable energy.
Controversial £100m Middlegate Water Treatment Plant Contract up for Grabs Anglian Water will hold a supplier information day on 7 July for interested bidders to deliver long term water supplies to the region. The project will use a design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) model, a public-private partnership that is a high-risk high-cost alternative to traditional design and build contract, placing much risk on the contractor and costing a price that refl
About this event How can you use Private 5G services to simplify and streamline operations, better utilise resources, increase performance / productivity and lower overheads? Increasing capacity by becoming more efficient, using common infrastructure, flexibility and scalability are must-haves for the future of manufacturing. Put simply, 5G can deliver more opportunities for people and business. In this exclusive online event, we'll discuss: ...