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Net-zero carbon housing means changes to concrete infrastructure

Net-zero housing will require changes to the concrete industry, not just in manufacturing standards but also changes in purchasing habits.
energy needs

Cut energy needs and promote renewable to reach net-zero

To win the net-zero race, we must cut energy needs and make energy sources renewable, argues Professor Phil Hart, Director of Energy and Power at Cranfield University
impacts of coastal construction

Minimising impacts of coastal construction on bottlenose dolphins

Dolphin Behaviourist and Biostatistician gives insight into the impacts of coastal construction, ensuring quality of coastal life for dolphins
sustainable buildings, environment

Sustainable buildings

Borja Izaola, Project Manager from GBCe (Green Building Council España), tells us what we need to know about sustainable buildings.
aec sector

Implementing new technologies: Chance for the construction sector to join Industry 4.0

Jose M. Peña - Director of Lurtis Ltd discusses implementing new technologies and argues this is an opportunity for the AEC sector to join Industry 4.0
sand coastal regions, coastal erosion

Sand is vital for the protection of coastal regions

The depletion of sand in coastal regions has become a threat to ecosystems everywhere, as sand has become a scarce resource – but it could also solve coastal erosion.
built environment, net zero goals

UK pushes for lower carbon emissions in the built environment

New homes and buildings are to produce much less carbon emissions in order to help the UK move towards its net zero goals.
building technology

What’s the ‘next normal’ for our building technology?

Siemens provides a perspective on being smarter, safer and more connected when it comes to what’s the ‘next normal’ for our building technology, including comment on energy consumption.
public realm

Rethinking the public realm in the wake of COVID-19

Richard Hyams, Founder and Director of astudio, explores why we must rethink the public realm in light of COVID-19.
social value

Social value: How can the construction sector deliver a more tangible impact?

Bev Hurley CBE, Chair of the Institute of Economic Development, ponders how construction spend can address the significant inequalities facing disadvantaged and left-behind communities.
local economies

Reviving the UK’s local economies in light of COVID-19

Gordon Mole, Head of Business and Employability at Fife Council and a Director of the Institute of Economic Development, shares his thoughts on reviving the UK’s local economies in light of COVID-19.
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Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discuss transforming urban centres and local developments

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP discusses the development of the urban centre in Swindon and Salisbury, as well as developments in Wiltshire Swindon and Wiltshire is an area of major economic significance; attracting substantial overseas and UK investment. Its pivotal location in central southern England offers direct links to London, Heathrow,...
career in construction

How can we encourage more girls to consider a career in construction?

Here, Jane Bulmer, Director at Cleveland Containers discusses how we can start to encourage girls from a young age, to consider a career in construction.
revolutionising architecture

Ever-changing technological capabilities are revolutionising architecture

In this article, Richard Hyams, Director at Astudio, discusses how technology is revolutionising architecture and the design process.
marine geoscience, marine area

Marine geoscience research and UK aggregates

It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than the ocean floor, but marine geoscience research is enabling a better understanding of some of the biggest issues.
Development sites

Development sites and why you should pay them a proper visit

Anthony van Hoffen, Real Estate Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, provides us with a guide discussing what you need to check when making development site visits.
investment for UK housing

Chancellor announces £600 million investment for UK housing

Up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas will be delivered through over £600 million of new investment for housing in England, the Chancellor announced.
European shipping

FIBRESHIP Project: The greatest challenge for the future of European shipping and shipbuilding

FIBRESHIP is a revolutionary European R&D project which attempts to develop a new market focused on the design and construction of large commercial vessels in composite materials to benefit the future of the European shipping and shipbuilding industry.
career in construction

STEM learning: Encouraging girls to consider a career in construction

In this article, Protrade takes a look at the shocking truth of the lack of female workers in construction and what parents, teachers and the industry itself can be doing to change this
net zero carbon buildings

UK Green Building Council announces framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050.

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