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For years, talk has won out over action in our fight against climate change. But now, it seems industries are finally waking up to their responsibility to make sustainable progress. In this article, Tom Noctor, team lead and strategic product consultant at Procore explains how digital technology and green skills can aid in sustainability goals.
The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
It's interesting to explore whether sustainability has impacted the development industry since COP26 by taking a look at one building under construction by The English Cities Fund in Manchester: Eden, one of the most environmentally friendly office buildings in the UK.
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the launch of a series of net zero accelerators to help the cement and concrete industries decarbonise in line with the GCCA’s 2050 net zero roadmap.
Last year, representatives from 200+ countries gathered for COP26. Linda Wade, CEO, and Co-Founder of Spinview spoke to PBC Today about the value of visual intelligence technology, and how it can progress sustainability goals in 2022.
James Cook, head of planning at Blacks Solicitors, discusses the legislative and planning policy background and how recent changes, in response to COP26, are going to affect sustainable development planning in the coming years.
Aggreko has made further progress in reaching net zero emissions by transitioning from diesel to greener fuel sources.
Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a more sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, returns to the ExCeL London from 1-3 March 2022. The net zero pioneer has curated an event that will connect specifiers, decision makers and disruptors with over 300 leading brands who are developing technologies and services to transform the built environment.
James Bennett, commercial director of systems and services at Signify UK & Ireland, explains why switching to energy-efficient connected LED lighting will help countries meet their net zero targets.
Futurebuild, the sustainable built environment event, has announced its new 2022 conference programme, which will explore how the industry can make the necessary changes to drive net zero goals.
This article focuses on just one piece of the puzzle – the use of on-site renewables in buildings. It’s the subject of an updated BSRIA guide published in December 2021 – The Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies (BG 34/2021).
The construction industry meeting ambitious net zero targets is an essential part of ensuring the promises of COP26 are met, but it cannot be done by contractors alone, says Mark Wakeford.
The Hope Sculpture by Steuart Padwick officially launched in Glasgow, with an industry panel discussing how the build’s 75% reduction in CO2 can be used to accelerate the construction sector’s net zero delivery.
In 2021, the Scottish construction industry moved from crisis to recovery and rebuilding. The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum look at their 2022 construction wish-list with a positive frame of mind.
As the year-end rolls in, some of the UK’s leading construction industry professionals have provided their insights on the past year, and the hopes, fears, challenges and opportunities they feel the coming year might bring.
Jonathan Cox, Marketing Director, Rye Demolition, discusses COP 26 and the need for the construction and demolition industries to do more to safeguard the environment.
Ben Griffiths, SHE and Operations Director, Rye Group, states that the demolition industry has a responsibility to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to a greener world.
Global construction contractor Multiplex has launched a 10-year social equity strategy, to help to address inequality and injustice in the construction industry.
George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering, SPIE UK, shares his insights into how the built environment can co-operate to meet the crucial ambition of reaching net zero by 2050.
Welcome to the December edition of BIM Today. In this publication, we explore the role of digital technology in helping the construction industry and the built environment to play their part in the UK's push to net zero emissions.
Electrifying transport won’t matter without understanding city infrastructure, argues Devin De Vries, CEO of WhereIsMyTransport.
As the dust settles after COP26, nations and industries are left to reflect on what Glasgow’s deal means for them. When it comes to cutting down on earth-warming emissions, construction has a bigger role to play than most.
Global construction and consultancy firm Mace has announced the results of its second annual carbon survey, which highlights how business leaders are changing climate at the heart of their strategies.
At COP26, the National Digital Twin launched the Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) project with a short film, Tomorrow Today, highlighting the essential role of infrastructure in the climate emergency along with an interactive app to explore how connected digital twins can help plan for better adaptation and resilience.
The Digital Energy Estimation Tool, a collaboration between the Centre for Digital Built Britain and Northumbria University, is harnessing BIM and VR to visualise embodied and operational carbon emissions in the built environment. Sustainable construction expert Dr Zaid Alwan discusses the development of the tool, which was selected for exhibition at COP26.
As the final week of the COP26 climate conference draws to a close, and world leaders begin to finalise plans, we take a look at what the takeaways of the summit mean for the construction sector as the industry moves towards a sustainable future.
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