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.

UK construction industry

Issues and triumphs in the UK construction industry

Following our first editorial board meeting, Andrew Carpenter discusses the issues currently taking hold of the UK construction industry and how the sector as a whole can move forward.
Housing developments

50% increase for economic growth in city centres, says KPMG

The latest research by KPMG shows that new housing developments built in city centres have the potential to stimulate 50% more economic growth than similar developments.
Phil Kelly, Ramboll,

Ramboll appoints new head of sustainability

Ramboll has announced the appointment of Phil Kelly as its new head of Sustainability and Building Physics.

BREEAM introduces new pre-approval process

BREEAM has introduced a new pre-approval process for its schemes, this new process enables a general sustainability specification that is applicable to multiple projects to be evaluated by BRE Global.
Construction industry

Embracing new technology in construction

As we move forward in 2019 it is a good time to consider some of the opportunities and challenges the building, construction and infrastructure industries.
residential development, Thomas Sinden,

Thomas Sinden wins £6m residential development contract

Contractor Thomas Sinden has secured a £6m contract to build 30 new residential homes for KAIYANG Real Estate Ltd in Chingford, London.
Chris Carr, Jennifer Whyte, CLC,

The CLC appoints two new members

Professor Jennifer Whyte and Chris Carr have been appointed by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to broaden its representation of the industry.
BREEAM awards, BRE,

BRE reveals winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2019 at a gala event held last night (4 March) at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.

Green technology in construction

Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive.
plastics and packaging, construction industry,

Campaign targets plastics and packaging in construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its industry-wide campaign ‘Spotlight on...plastics and packaging’ to raise awareness on how the construction industry can reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and packaging.
premium product

Michelmersh set for expansion with Floren acquisition

Specialist brick manufacturer Michelmersh has acquired all of the shares of Belgium-based business Floren & Cie.
eco homes, environmentally-friendly,

Building with nature in mind

Eco homes are becoming increasingly fashionable as a new generation of house builders grow more environmentally conscious, realising the financial benefits of choosing greener options when it comes to deciding how to live their lives.
Healthy Buildings, sustainable building, plastics in construction.

Plastics in Construction – ASBP’s Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo 2019

Leading researchers, activists and industry speakers plus over 20 exhibitors have been announced for the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products’ third annual conference to be held on 28 February 2019 at London South Bank University.
biosolids bricks,

Biosolids bricks offer sustainable solution

A team at RMIT University in Melbourne has demonstrated that biosolids bricks could be a sustainable solution for wastewater treatment and brickmaking.

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