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.

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Eco-conscious construction: Three innovative solutions for sustainable builds

Lauren Consiglio, freelance sustainable builds writer, explores three building solutions that improve sustainability to create a greener way of building.
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£17.8m construction investment to attract and retain skilled workers

The British construction sector is to receive a £17.8m investment to support employers in training and retaining more skilled workers.
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Longniddry village expansion gets the go-ahead

Cruden Homes has secured planning permission to build 81 new homes as part of the first phase of the expansion masterplan at Longniddry.
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Timber eco-village on Norwegian lake to transform Bergen

Waugh Thistleton Architects has conceived a visionary project in Norway to create a zero carbon community of 1,500 homes and a cultural hub on Store Lungegårdsvannet Lake in Bergen.
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Bouygues signs partnership to develop low carbon concrete

Bouygues Construction and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies have signed a technical and commercial collaboration contract to development very low carbon concrete.
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The UK construction ‘change agenda’

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association and chair of BIM4Housing, explores the evolution of the construction industry.
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LSBU launches first Chartered Town Planner apprenticeship

London South Bank University (LSBU) has launched a full Chartered Town Planner apprenticeship in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute.
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McLaren wins contract to build UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

McLaren Construction has been awarded the contract to build the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme “Innovating for a Shared Future”.
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Smart ways to transform a housebuild into an eco-home

With climate change on the minds of so many of the international community, the need for sustainable residential construction has never been greater. A few simple changes can help save the planet.
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BAM to deliver £21m Lincoln Medical School

BAM Construction has been appointed to deliver the next stage of the Lincoln Medical School for the University of Lincoln.
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The facts about fatbergs

Awareness of fatbergs is at an all-time high, but that has not stopped almost half the nation choosing to pour cooking oil and fat down the kitchen sink.
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Greece launches new sustainable development investment scheme

New investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and urban development projects across Greece will be supported following the first agreement under a new €650m infrastructure investment initiative.
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UK legislates for net zero emissions target by 2050

Legislation laid today (12 June) puts the UK on the path to become the first major economy to set net zero emissions target in law.
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Graham completes new £5.6m Portrush train station

Graham has announced the completion of the Portrush train station, the station will be officially opened on 25 June 2019 by Translink.

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