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A new publication explores the actions that will need to be taken by the construction sector over the next 20 years if we are to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on carbon reduction targets.
In this ebook, About Access, which has been providing advice, guidance and training on improving access for 20 years, discusses its work and the importance of broadening understanding and acceptance of accessibility issues.
Asite has announced the launch of the Asite Ecosystem, which enables Asite users to benefit from improved interoperability and global reach.
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is calling on early career professionals and students to join a new Built Environment Future Leaders’ Forum.
Momentum for sustainable buildings is building rapidly, but how will the UK’s property and construction sector tackle all the challenges that lie ahead in completely decarbonising the built environment? Karl Desai, senior adviser for Advancing Net Zero at the UK Green Building Council, takes a look.
The Competence Steering Group (CSG) has published a blueprint to improve competence for those working on higher-risk buildings and drive culture change in the fire and built environment industries.
The construction industry needs to come together to build a greener future, says Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE Group.
In an open letter to the UK government, LGIM’s head of sustainability, head of LGIM Real Assets and CEO of Legal & General Capital, has called on the government to reduce emissions from the built environment.
BRE Group has been raising the standards of the built environment since 1921, and in the last few years has grown significantly.
The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre will launch a new collaborative webinar series to explore what is needed to reset and recover the built environment.
Urban greening is becoming a fundamental part of city construction, not only to transform ugly urban eyesores but to turn them into green lifelines. Steve McIntyre, ANS Global, outlines why green choices are key to creating a healthier future.
The European Green Deal is a major new commitment from the EU to tackle urgent environment-related challenges on the way to a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Eugenio Quintieri of the European Builders Confederation looks at the implications for the built environment.
Professor Robert Hairstans, head of Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures, discusses a new strategic partnership that brings together digital technologies, academic research and industry-driven innovation.
A new event for the construction industry is to take centre stage on 6 February, as the Built Environment Soiree presents an evening like no other!
The RICS annual awards have been refreshed to display the changes we are seeing across business and society, now to be known as the RICS Social Impact Awards.
The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has launched a plan to deliver transformational impact across 30% of the UKs GVA.
The concept of digital twins is not new. However, the advance of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is making cyber-physical systems in the built environment practical, useful and affordable.
Alan Somerville, head of the Building Performance Group and executive director at BRE, outlines how the measurement of asset performance within the wider context of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and delivers long-term value.
Professor Will Swan and Dr Richard Fitton discuss the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0, a state-of-the-art research facility that will test new technology to help speed up the development of better, more reliable products for the built environment.
Melanie Dawson, director of digital construction at Graham, explains how the business is implementing cutting-edge technology.
Following a process of early engagement, the UK Government is now entering into formal negotiations on a built environment sector deal.
The new government team led by Boris Johnson has an opportunity to dramatically shift policy on the built environment and deliver higher standards of safety, sustainability and social justice, according to BESA.
A major reform of qualifications for people planning to work in the construction and built environment in Wales has been announced today (2 July).
Cristina Savian, CEO and founder of Be-Wise, discusses how digital twin technology is taking the AEC sector by storm.
Matthew Durdin, director at Johnson Controls UK&I explores applications for digital twins in the built environment and how they can be implemented.
Given that demographics look at the size, structure, movement and rates of change of human populations, this topic is likely to have impact on almost all industries and disciplines, nowhere more so than for building services.