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.

Modern methods of construction

Modern methods of construction could create £40bn export market

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
self build

Thoughts that keep every self builder up at night

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.

Under the spotlight: Top construction trends

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

‘Green steel’ to disrupt building approach

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

Remaining dry during stormy weather

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
nano platelets

Vegetables could make concrete stronger & environmentally friendly

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 development

Property Company celebrates sustainable development on World Environment Day

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 use domestic waste for greener roads

Scientists at Aston University in Birmingham have developed a way to transform ordinary domestic waste into material suitable for laying roads and pavements

Laing O’Rourke completes first phase of Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

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

New masterplan for Sheerwater in Surrey submitted to council for planning consent

Thamesway Development Ltd have put forward plans to transform a post-war housing estate in Woking Surrey.
Modern Slavery

Slavery, sourcing & community are top 3 Supply Chain issues

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

Enhanced features announced for BRE’s SmartSite performance tool

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
construction material

Chemically altered soil could build sustainable homes

Scientists have revealed that adding chemicals to soil could create a strong and environmentally-friendly construction material to build homes in developing countries
supply chain social Value

Prologis collaborates with supply chain to deliver social value

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)

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