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.

Timber frame

New era for Scotframe as timber frame market continues to grow

It’s an exciting time of expansion and growth for offsite timber frame specialist Scotframe
Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect at the core of tackling construction skills shortage

Leading contractors and clients have signed up to the construction industry’s Commitment to Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) as a key part of its strategy to modernise image and enhance perception of the sector
Modular Construction

The Meteoric Rise of Modular Construction

As Theresa May calls on developers across Britain to play their part in tackling a critical shortage of affordable homes, it’s clear the UK’s housing crisis is still very much at boiling point. With the need to find a viable solution that will reduce build time, cut costs and meet environmental specifications, both government bodies and housing developers face a challenge - but could modular housing be the answer?
innovation fund

£20m innovation funding available for the built environment

BSRIA is urging members to register for a slice of £20m investment available in the Government Innovation funding for the Built Environment
Modular building

Modular buildings lead the way for offsite

How do manufacturers and installers of volumetric offsite construction ensure sustainability and compliance when the key priority is time? Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association, shows how the industry has been leading the way longer than you think
Soft Landings

Soft Landings: Supporting collaboration for better buildings

Soft Landings enables closer collaboration between designers and builders from inception to completion – and beyond – to close the building performance gap. Sustainable building consultant Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein takes a look
world’s first growing architecture

Proposal to create “world’s first growing architecture” wins BSRIA competition

A radical proposal to create the “world’s first growing architecture”, involving tree-like buildings that absorb CO2, has won the BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki tomorrow’s challenges in today’s buildings competition
innovation centre

New £50m national innovation centre receives approval

Permission has been granted to build a major new development in the heart of Newcastle which will connect university academic talent with industry and the public sector to help develop the skills needed to solve real world problems
wood awards

Winners of the wood awards 2017 announced

The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced at a ceremony held yesterday (21 November) at Carpenters’ Hall in London
Garden Cities

TCPA calls on Government to back Garden Cities

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is calling on Government to use the Autumn Statement to commit to a programme of affordable and high-quality new Garden Cities
architecture of the city

Future now: Examining the changing architecture of the city

From rotating apartment blocks to open-sided office buildings – what does the future hold for the architecture of the city? Oasys – specialists in building design software – explore some new cutting-edge structures and how they have become a reality
Green Infrastructure

CIBSE to launch Green Infrastructure challenge

The third annual Green Infrastructure Design Challenge is set to be launched by CIBSE and UKCIP at CIBSE’s Build2Perform Live event on 21 November, at Olympia, London
Well Building Standard

Sizing up the Well Building Standard

Is now the time to consider the return on investment of implementing the Well Building Standard? Joanna Peacock, Eight Associates, takes a look
UK supply chain

BSRIA receives UK supply chain award

Specialist services in construction and building services, BSRIA, has been awarded the ‘bronze’ status within the UK Supply Chain Sustainability School

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