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CCC report says UK homes unfit for climate change challenges

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the Government to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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How can construction tackle the overheating challenge?

Chris Stanley, housing manager at the Concrete Block Association (CBA), explores the need to improve resilience to overheating, from the building materials used to the way our structures are designed.
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Chris Packham launches legal challenge against ‘unlawful’ HS2

HS2 has ‘severe negative impacts’ on wildlife sites and Ancient Woodlands says broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham, as he launches a new challenge to the Prime Minister’s decision to go ahead with the project.
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Part L proposals ‘don’t go far enough’ to meet climate targets,...

The proposed changes to Part L and Part F building regulations do not go far enough, as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) urges Government to embed embodied carbon targets.
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Digital technology will change the culture of the construction industry

In this latest ebook, JCT experts look at some of the key issues in construction, from sustainability and the changes being brought about by digital technology to contract law.
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AEC experts launch Climate Emergency Design Guide

Leading architects, engineers and building professionals have joined forces to launch the ‘Climate Emergency Design Guide’, providing a blueprint on how the construction industry can tackle the climate emergency.
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Helping you design weather and climate resilient buildings

The benefits of taking account of weather and climate data at the design stage of a building project extend through the building lifecycle. It can reduce costs, time, energy and effort throughout the life of your asset.
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Property experts urge industry to push fight against climate change

A group of experts have called on the property industry to step up the fight against climate change by making sustainability a key priority in the UK's planning system.
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First UK architecture practice joins UN Climate Neutral Now

Assael Architecture has become the first UK architectural practice to sign up to the UN Climate Neutral Now initiative, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Collaboration, challenges and making BIM “sexy”

BIM lead for the Environment Agency, Ayo Sokale, shares how its new Collaborative Delivery Framework is adopting BIM as business as usual.
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The integration of weather and climate data across the construction lifecycle

Integrating accurate weather and climate data into BIM can cut costs for construction projects in the planning and development stage, as well as mitigating the longer-term climate challenges of tomorrow.
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BESA urges members to support industry-led climate pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has backed historic industry-led declarations committed to tackling the ‘crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss’.
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Survey reveals little change to housing market in May

The outright decline in the interest of new buyers in the housing market shows signs of stabilising in May, in the wake of the decision to extend the deadline for withdrawal from the EU.
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How ESG can drive global change and financial gain in infrastructure

Emma Arnold, technical director at WYG, discusses how the Environmental Social Governance can and will bring real tangible benefits to infrastructure projects both financially and reputationally.

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