Housing associations that celebrate the great escape from OJEU by cutting corners on due diligence and value for money may find that freedom comes at a price, warns Richard Brooks
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That pressure to build is gradually leading to innovation. We’re seeing the first signs that modular construction could play a bigger role; for example, housing association Your Housing Group’s partnership with a Chinese firm to build homes via new offsite factories.
It’s taken many years for social value to become a mainstream issue. No longer on the fringes, it’s now being embraced across the public, private and third sectors, albeit to varying degrees.
For procurement, finance, maintenance and asset management departments Blockchain is a gift – offering secure, automated transactions that cannot be tampered with without leaving electronic fingerprints all over the scene of the crime.
Financial pressure has made many housing associations consider charging for services that used to be free. Andrew Carlin says it may be no bad thing
- 700 Scottish Borders social rented homes to benefit from £2.8m gas boiler installation programme16th November 2018 - 8:44 am
Work has begun on a £2.8 million programme of works to replace inefficient electric storage heating with modern gas combination boiler systems.
- Scottish building services invited to become ‘preferred contractors’ for social housing public works29th October 2018 - 9:39 am
Building and property service companies across Scotland are being invited to apply to become ‘preferred contractors’ as part of a newly launched Dynamic Purchasing System for capital and associated works projects in the social housing sector.
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