The latest sustainable construction news including design and management of buildings; materials performance; construction technology and processes; energy and resource efficiency in building, operation and maintenance.

Scottish SMEs, demolition framework

23 Scottish SMEs win place on demolition framework

An £18m a year contract has been awarded to 23 Scottish SMEs that offer demolition and deconstruction services to all local authorities and housing associations.
planning system

Planning reforms offer major boost to SME builders

Landmark changes to the UK’s outdated planning system will protect valued green spaces and offer a major boost to SME builders.
Co-location developments

Could co-location developments be the answer to the housing crisis?

Co-location developments are an emerging trend. Could this be an answer to helping solve the housing crisis, with high demand for both industrial and residential developments? Why not integrate the two uses? Peter Watkins, director of HDR|Bradbrook explores.
green space,

Beyond the pandemic: Creating healthier environments for communities

For many people living across the UK, easily accessible, high quality green space has become more important than ever. Ben Kite, managing director at Ecological Planning & Research, says this must drive a commitment to healthier environments for all.
infrastructure, new homes,

Green light for £1.3bn housing and infrastructure investment

Tens of thousands of new homes and infrastructure projects have been given the green light with nearly £1.3bn of investment today (4 August).
Timber frame construction

Timber frame construction and sustainability

Richard Allen, sales director at specialist timber panel manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY, explores how timber frame construction could help us rise to sustainability challenges.
sustainable homes

Green light for sustainable homes in Norbury

Croydon Council’s development arm, Brick By Brick, has been given the go-ahead to deliver nine sustainable homes.
student accommodation,

Financial close on £100m+ Kingston student accommodation scheme

Financial close has been achieved on a £100m+ student accommodation scheme for Kingston University in south west London.
net-zero carbon building

Landsec to develop ‘UK’s first’ net-zero carbon commercial building

Landsec is progressing plans for the Forge office development, which aims to be the UK's first net-zero carbon commercial building.
Halo Bristol

Willmott Dixon wins £33m Halo office contract in Bristol

Willmott Dixon has been appointed for the third time by Cubex to deliver another major office development, worth £33m in Bristol city centre.
net-zero office scheme, 4 Angel Square,

Bowmer + Kirkland secures net-zero office scheme in Manchester

Bowmer + Kirkland has been chosen as the main contractor for 4 Angel Square, the first speculative net-zero office scheme delivered at NOMA in Manchester.
scotland’s infrastructure, ICS

Covid-19 reinforces urgency for new approach to Scotland’s infrastructure

An independent, specialist body to provide strategic long-term infrastructure advice may be key to delivering Scotland’s inclusive, net-zero carbon economy.
property retrofit, green recovery

Green recovery makes way for property retrofits

The governments green recovery plans from Covid-19 will lead to a surge in residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to Trustmark.
Louvre systems,

Specifying architectural louvre systems for buildings

Effective louvre specification requires more than just going with the (air)flow, says Andy Moul, technical support manager at Construction Specialities (CS).

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