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Gasworks New Town

Plans approved for £400m Manchester regeneration scheme

Plans for the £400m Gasworks New Town scheme that will create more than 1,200 homes have been approved by Manchester City Council.
Construction companies

Five issues for construction companies in 2021

Stuart Clark, managing director at Russell & Russell Business Advisers, examines five key issues facing construction companies as restrictions ease and the economy starts to recover.
decarbonisation schemes, industry decarbonisation

Next phase of South Wales decarbonisation project receives funding

The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) deployment project has been granted phase two funding of nearly £20m, looking at decarbonisation schemes and the infrastructure required for a hydrogen economy in South Wales.
sky studios elstree

BAM to build Sky Studios Elstree development

BAM has been appointed by Legal & General, Sky and NBCUniversal to create Sky Studios; the most sustainable film and TV studio in the world.
Innovation Accelerator

Five tech firms join HS2 Innovation Accelerator initiative

HS2 Ltd has announced the first five tech firms that will join its Innovation Accelerator programme, focussing on HS2’s innovation challenges – productivity, the environment and the circular economy.
Construction waste,

Construction waste: The importance of recycling in construction

Phil Sutton, founder of Econpro, discusses the waste generated by the construction industry. Construction waste accounts for approximately a third of all waste generated in the EU, including materials such as concrete, plastic, metals, and glass.
Neil Brackenridge

BESA elects new president for 2020/21

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Neil Brackenridge as president for 2020/21, he succeeds John Norfolk of Imtech Engineering Services.
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Accelerating transformation in the construction ecosystem

Research shows how pre-crisis trends will fundamentally overhaul the construction ecosystem, as two-thirds of surveyed executives believe the Covid-19 pandemic will accelerate industry transformation.
Carbon emissions, climate change, climate emergency

Digital buy-in needed to address climate emergency

How can construction mitigate carbon emissions, address climate change and close the building performance gap? The answer could be to go digital, says Peter Barker, managing director of BIM Academy.

BRE launches version 6 of BREEAM In-Use

BRE has launched version 6 of BREEAM In-Use with added emphasis on resilience to climate change, social value and circular economy principles.
circular economy, sustainability,

Can the circular economy make construction more sustainable?

What is the circular economy and how can it help construction? Sander van de Rijdt of PlanRadar examines the case for improving the industry’s sustainability – and the role BIM has to play.
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Sir Robert McAlpine pledges new sustainability strategy

Sir Robert McAlpine have launched a new sustainability strategy for 2020-2024, setting a clear path to achieving net-zero carbon emissions, with social value delivered over its operations.
European Green Deal, built environment,

The European Green Deal: What impact on the built environment?

The European Green Deal is a major new commitment from the EU to tackle urgent environment-related challenges on the way to a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Eugenio Quintieri of the European Builders Confederation looks at the implications for the built environment.
structural steel, recycling, environmental benefits

A new protocol for reusing structural steel

The SCI has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel.
waste management facility, Highland Council,

Planning granted for waste management facility in Inverness

The Highland Council’s South Planning Applications Committee has granted planning permission for a new centralised waste management facility on part of the former Longman landfill site.
wood substitute,

Eco-friendly wood substitute inventor awarded most promising young engineer

The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub has announced that the inventor of a wood substitute building product made from industrial potato waste has been awarded the UK’s most promising young engineering entrepreneur.
demolition waste

Largest construction recycling plant in the UK opens

Family business Brewster Bros has invested £3.8m in a new recycling centre in Livingston, which has the capacity to recycle 400,000 tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste per year
organisational resilience

Report reveals 43% of construction firms prioritise immediate financial goals over...

In wake of the Carillion collapse, a report published by constructing excellence has revealed that almost half (43%) of construction firms prioritise immediate financial goals over organisational resilience
New standard for the circular economy has been launched by BSI

New standard for the circular economy has been launched by BSI

The world’s first circular economy standard aimed at challenging how companies approach resources has been published
circular economy

Integrating data lifecycles to enable circular economy in construction

PCSG Senior BIM Consultant, Steve Thompson, explains how digitalisation is opening up opportunities for a more circular economy approach

The significance of steel re-use

Gary Newman, Executive Chair at the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, summarises their involvement in creating a circular business model for the steel industry… The...

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