According to consultancy and construction firm, Mace, the UK could create a new £40bn a year global export market if it establishes the country as a leader in Modern Methods of Construction
Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer from More4’s ‘Building the Dream’ and guest expert at The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London), shares his challenges around self building and offers tips on how to overcome them from his experience of being sleepless in the Cotswolds, fretting about his own new project.
Technology is having a profound impact on the construction industry as it embraces innovative and disruptive technologies that were once thought to be science-fiction. Here we take a look at the trends shaping the industry and how companies are staying on top by adopting the latest cutting-edge techniques
Steel and mining multinational ArcelorMittal has launched a "radical and disruptive" new concept for the use of steel in construction, designed to cut costs and environmental impact of building construction
Dry fix solutions have been around for decades but it is only in recent years that demand for the product has reached sky high. Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles takes a look at why dry fix has seen such significant growth recently within the construction industry
Engineers at Lancaster University are working with industrial partners at Cellucomp Ltd UK to research how concrete mixtures can be strengthened and made more environmentally friendly by adding ‘nano platelets’ extracted from the fibres of root vegetables
Sustainable innovation in the built environment has received a lot of attention recently with many experts suggesting that, in order to be successful, sustainability must become part of the culture of a business and be embedded into business systems
Scientists at Aston University in Birmingham have developed a way to transform ordinary domestic waste into material suitable for laying roads and pavements
Construction firm Laing O’Rourke has successfully handed over the first phase of the new £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at The University of Manchester
Thamesway Development Ltd have put forward plans to transform a post-war housing estate in Woking Surrey.
Modern Slavery, Responsible Sourcing and Community Engagement have emerged as the issues on which greatest improvement is being made through leadership, learning and support across the construction industry in 2018
SmartSite is a suite of tools, developed by BRE that enables construction sites to measure, collate, report and continuously improve their business level performance to make their sites safer, healthier, more sustainable and ultimately improve productivity
Scientists have revealed that adding chemicals to soil could create a strong and environmentally-friendly construction material to build homes in developing countries
Prologis UK has formally demonstrated its commitment to social value by requiring all of its suppliers to sign-up to a Supply Chain Social Value Charter (SCSVC)