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women in the built environment

Championing the next generation of women in the built environment

When you think of an industry historically dominated by men, the built environment sector may be one of the first that comes to mind. Sarah Towers, operations manager at SPIE UK, explores how the sector can champion the next generation of women in the built environment.
social value

Social value goes to the very heart of the built environment’s...

Following the publication of its new social value toolkit, UKGBC's Simon McWhirter discusses the growing focus on social value in the industry and why it must be integrated throughout any built environment project.
safety in the built environment

Supporting compliance and safety in the built environment

With construction facing an increasingly complex regulatory system, the Construction Innovation Hub help firms navigate the evolving landscape.
net zero carbon-built environment

How construction utilises renewable energy to create a net zero carbon-built...

Anthony Maguire, director of Longevity Power, explores how the construction industry is utilising renewable energy to achieve a net zero carbon-built environment.
guidance toolkit

UKGBC publish guidance toolkit to scale delivery of built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today published a guidance toolkit prioritising the delivery of social value across built environment projects.
decarbonising the built environment

BPF sets out plans for decarbonising the built environment with its...

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced that it is developing plans for a Net Zero Pledge that will unite its members decarbonising the built environment and achieving net zero by 2050.
visual intelligence

How can visual intelligence help develop a more sustainable built environment?

Linda Wade, CEO of the visual digital twin platform, Spinview, explores how visual intelligence can unlock the value of buildings and infrastructure data and contribute to sustainable built environment goals.
more sustainable built environment

The countdown to a more sustainable built environment with Futurebuild 2022

Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a more sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, returns to the ExCeL London from 1-3 March 2022. The net zero pioneer has curated an event that will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with over 300 leading brands who are developing technologies and services to transform the built environment.
built environment sector

How digital technologies can contribute to the built environment’s drive to...

Digital technologies such as BIM and digital twins can play a key role in supporting the built environment sector's drive to net zero, say Shivani Soni and Daniel Giddins of Microdesk.

Closing the built environment gender gap with women into construction

The need to improve gender diversity within the construction industry has been at the forefront of conversations for some time. Morgan Sindall explains the importance of closing the gender gap, and bringing more women into construction.
3D Repo

3D Repo – Collaborate for a better built environment

The most accessible BIM collaboration platform to enable open and transparent communication for AECO projects of all sizes.
embodied carbon

Securing the built environment’s future with carbon tracking

As the construction industry continues moving towards a more sustainable future, tracking the amount of carbon embedded in building products will be crucial to companies becoming more environmentally friendly. Andrew Stolworthy, Director of Product and Market Development of SFS, explains what the industry needs to do to on this journey.
the built environment

COP26: What is next for the built environment?

George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering, SPIE UK, shares his insights into how the built environment can co-operate to meet the crucial ambition of reaching net zero by 2050.
built environment disci­plines

The built environment: Putting the future in the frame

A new Digital Capabilities Framework from the Construction Innovation Hub aims to support and nurture the digital capabilities of early career professionals across built environment disciplines. Henry Fenby-Taylor, information management delivery lead, explains.
Digital solutions, buildings

Shaping the built environment means shaping our world

Buildings and structures influence society and digital solutions play a crucial role - they are more than stones, concrete, steel, wood or glass.
digitalisation in the built environment

The human side of digitalisation in the built environment

We spoke to Elizabeth Kavanagh, senior people & change consultant at PCSG, about the importance of exploring the human side of digitalisation in the built environment.
built environment event

CLC confirms line-up for COP26 built environment event

The Construction Leadership Council Council (CLC) has announced the line-up for its event at the COP26 climate conference next month.
Net zero built environment

Better incentives crucial for built environment’s net zero transition

The built environment will be crucial in achieving the transition to net zero – but businesses need a blueprint for the way forward and better incentives to undertake the necessary investments, argues Steve McGregor of DMA Group.
Procurement, decarbonising, built environment,

How government procurement can shape a net zero built environment

New research argues that governments must use their procurement power to green the built environment. Samuel Harrison, research fellow at StateUp, takes a look.
Carbon reduction code built environment

Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment launched

The Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment is intended as first step to facilitate action and collaboration to reduce CO2 emissions related to the design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of built assets.
built environment committee

Built environment committee launches housebuilding inquiry

The House of Lords Built Environment Committee has launched its first inquiry into the demand for new housing in the UK and how to tackle barriers to meeting this demand.
CO2nstruct Zero, Construction Leadership Council,

CLC launches built environment net-zero initiative

The Construction Leadership Council is calling on businesses from across the industry to play their part in securing net-zero carbon construction 2050.
StateUp 21, built environment,

StateUp 21: Why built environment is the Geotech “sector to watch”

Dr Tanya Filer and Samuel Harrison discuss the StateUp 21 report, which profiles some of the most promising up-and-coming tech start-ups that are working with public sector organisations to modernise the built environment industry.
Net-zero built environment

Net-zero built environment: Using digital tools to save the planet

BIM Academy managing director Peter Barker looks at how digital can contribute to a net-zero built environment, identifying several initiatives which could help build a more sustainable future.
Unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, drones

The future built environment: The legal implications of drones

What will our future cities look like and what issues do we need to consider now? Navpreet Atwal, partner at law firm Bootle Hadfield, looks at the legal implications of the increasing use of unmanned aircraft systems.

BRE launches Open Innovation Hub to support built environment

Building Research Establishment (BRE) is set to create an Open Innovation Hub at its Garston campus in Watford to house innovative businesses.