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.

waterproof concrete

The use of admixtures to waterproof concrete: Part 2

In the second of a series of articles on the use of admixtures to waterproof concrete, James McDonald of Cementaid discusses the need for clear and robust specification
Modular housing

Case study: Sustainability and modular housing

Kidbrooke Village in south-east London combines innovative modular construction with sustainability at every level
brownfield sites

The Brownfield Revolution: Could 2018 be the tipping point for brownfield sites?

Greenfield development continues to outpace building on brownfield land. But will policy changes such as the Housing Infrastructure Fund and brownfield registers turn the tide? David Edwards of Place-Make examines the evidence

Wood Awards 2018 opens its call for entries

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2018 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 25 May to submit their applications

Winners announced for the BREEAM Awards 2018

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2018, for building projects and professionals with astonishing achievements in sustainability, were revealed at London’s ExCel on 6 March
Building system

Scotframe Val-U-Therm PLUS® For PassivHaus: Probably the Best U-Value Wall in the World

Scotframe exclusively offers the Val-U-Therm PLUS® building system, which offers some best-in-class performance for PassivHaus construction
UK New Construction

BREEAM’s UK new construction 2018 scheme to go live

The updated BREEAM UK New Construction scheme prepares to go live this week, following BREEAM’s most comprehensive industry consultation to date
sustainability assessment

Is the sustainability assessment method BREEAM still relevant?

Becky Armstrong, Associate at Eight Associates, examines the evolution of the BREEAM sustainability assessment methodology and rating system – and asks if it is still relevant to the built environment
Sustainable Construction Group

BSRIA appoints new Business Manager within its Sustainable Construction Group

BSRIA has announced the appointment of Peter Tse MEng, CEng, MCIBSE, MIET, PE, as Business Manager, Sustainable Construction Group, BSRIA
Sustainable homes

The rise of Britain’s sustainable homes: Building eco-friendly on a budget

The drive to cut carbon emissions means sustainable homes are growing in popularity. Johnathan Bulmer, managing director of shipping container experts Cleveland Containers, discusses this rising trend and how to build an eco-friendly property on a budget
BREEAM Infrastructure

HS2 awarded first BREEAM Infrastructure certificate

HS2 has become the UK’s first infrastructure project to be awarded a BREEAM Infrastructure (pilot) Scheme Certificate for its ambitious sustainability strategy on Phase 1 of the project
temporary power generators

“Cleaner construction practices are vital to tackle toxic air” urges former Deputy Mayor of...

With around 50,000 UK deaths a year related to poor air quality and the World Health Organisation estimating that pollution costs £54bn annually, Matthew Pencharz highlights the role of construction sites and temporary power generators
flood defence

£34m flood defence scheme in Warrington officially complete

More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Warrington will benefit from the town’s multi-million pound flood defence scheme, officially opened today (26 January) by Environment Agency Chief Executive, Sir James Bevan and the town’s Mayor, Councillor Les Morgan
Offsite Construction

BSRIA support MEP Award at Offsite Construction Awards

BSRIA is again supporting the Offsite Construction Awards which celebrate the best in precision building design and delivery

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