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.

Erith Park, Regeneration, London

Orbit and Wates celebrate completion of Erith Park

Orbit and Wates Residential worked with the community and key stakeholders, including London Borough of Bexley, to transform the Larner Road estate into the new mixed-tenure community of Erith Park.
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Can MDF help you achieve a healthier home?

Today’s environmentally aware society is revolutionising the way we think about building, construction and design.
ECOnstruction Centre of Excellence,

Gusto Homes launches centre of eco excellence at Lincoln College

Gusto Homes has launched a new training facility, ECOnstruction Centre of Excellence at Lincoln College that will teach cutting-edge sustainable and low carbon building techniques to aspiring construction students.
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The construction industry can set a new standard

As the wider construction industry becomes increasingly focused on building with the end-user in mind, construction professionals face an opportunity to set a new standard for building safer, healthier homes and workplace.
Biomedical Research, Hawkins\Brown

HawkinsBrown gets green light for Research Building at Warwick Uni

Coventry City Council has awarded planning permission for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) at the University of Warwick.
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PATTRESS PLUS installation at Queensferry High School

The use of SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS makes installation faster and safer at Queensferry High School, completed by Keyes Brothers Construction.
Smart technology,

The advantages of using smart technology in commercial buildings

Frankie Bryon, senior sustainability surveyor at Lambert Smith Hampton, discusses why smart technology can help buildings improve on sustainability as well as introduce other benefits such as promoting health and wellbeing and enabling agile working.
Ashton Rise development,

Willmott Dixon recycles single-use plastic into roads

Residents at Bristol City Council’s Ashton Rise development are set to drive on some of the UK’s greenest roads when they move in next year.
Brownfield site

The grass is often greener on the brownfield site

It’s time for the construction industry to set aside the wrecking ball and rethink how it uses brownfield land, argues Nick Russell, director of civil and structural engineering consultancy Thomasons.
Unconventional living, BLP Insurance

‘Unconventional living’ rising in popularity

Over half of residential property owners in the UK would consider living permanently in an unconventional type of home, according to a recent survey from BLP Insurance.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has become a member of the government's Northern Powerhouse Partner, CIOB

CIOB joins the Northern Powerhouse

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has become a member of the government's Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.
Construction industry, CIOB

Gauging the true value of the construction industry

A new series of reports from the Chartered Institute of Building will examine the true value of the construction industry to the economy and wider society.
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Balfour Beatty save millions of plastic bags from landfill

Balfour Beatty, working in partnership with Thames Water, has saved over one million plastic bags from landfill by utilising a waste plastic asphalt on a key London cycle lane in Stratford, through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Balfour Beatty to install UK’s first hydroponic living wall

Balfour Beatty Living Places and green infrastructure experts, Biotecture, are set to deliver the UK’s first hydroponic living wall on a highways scheme.

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