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Charting a course towards a digital, sustainable built environment

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.

Making the built environment accessible for all

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 Ecosystem

Asite Ecosystem enables open data exchange in built environment

Asite has announced the launch of the Asite Ecosystem, which enables Asite users to benefit from improved interoperability and global reach.
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Future leaders’ forum to transform skills in the built environment 

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is calling on early career professionals and students to join a new Built Environment Future Leaders’ Forum.
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Delivering a net-zero carbon built environment

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.
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Blueprint to improve competence in fire and built environment sector

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.
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Built Environment: A transformational recovery from Covid-19

The construction industry needs to come together to build a greener future, says Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE Group.
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L&G calls to reduce emissions in built environment

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 – the world-leading body for improving the built environment

BRE Group – the world-leading body for improving 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.
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CSIC launches webinars to support the built environment

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre will launch a new collaborative webinar series to explore what is needed to reset and recover the built environment.
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How the built environment can reduce the risk of heart attacks...

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.
European Green Deal, built environment,

The European Green Deal: What impact on the built environment?

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.
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Trimble Technology Lab: Digitally enabling a sustainable 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.
Built Environment Soiree,

Networking at the heart of new built environment event

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!
RICS Social Impact Awards

RICS Awards refreshed to demonstrate built environment changes

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.
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ACE to deliver transformational impact across the built environment

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has launched a plan to deliver transformational impact across 30% of the UKs GVA.
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What do digital twins mean for the built environment?

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.
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Asset management and performance in the built environment

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.
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Energy House 2.0: Supporting clean tech for the built environment

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.
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Digital construction: The future of the built environment

Melanie Dawson, director of digital construction at Graham, explains how the business is implementing cutting-edge technology.
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Government opens negotiations on built environment sector deal

Following a process of early engagement, the UK Government is now entering into formal negotiations on a built environment sector deal.
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Boris Johnson could help ‘transform the built environment’, says BESA

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.
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Construction and built environment qualifications reformed in Wales

A major reform of qualifications for people planning to work in the construction and built environment in Wales has been announced today (2 July).
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Digital Twin: The cutting-edge technology for the built environment

Cristina Savian, CEO and founder of Be-Wise, discusses how digital twin technology is taking the AEC sector by storm.
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Innovating the built environment with digital twins

Matthew Durdin, director at Johnson Controls UK&I explores applications for digital twins in the built environment and how they can be implemented.
Building services

BSRIA: White Paper on demographics in the built environment

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.

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