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digital technology and green skills

Why digital technology and green skills are a perfect match for...

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.
planning system reforms

Does the Queen’s speech deliver on levelling-up, planning system reforms &...

The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
environmentally friendly office buildings

Eden: One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings in the...

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.
net zero accelerators

The GCCA launch cement and concrete ‘net zero accelerators’

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.
visual intelligence, cop26, digital twins

Beyond COP26: How visual intelligence can progress sustainability goals

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.
sustainable development planning

How will changes in legislation affect sustainable development planning?

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.
greener fuel

Aggreko begins transition from diesel to greener fuel sources

Aggreko has made further progress in reaching net zero emissions by transitioning from diesel to greener fuel sources.
more sustainable built environment

The countdown to a more sustainable built environment with Futurebuild 2022

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.
connected LED lighting

Switching toward energy-efficient connected LED lighting

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 conference programme

Futurebuild 2022 conference programme: achieving COP26 objectives

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.
on-site renewables

The role of onsite renewables in tackling climate change

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).
net zero construction

Collaboration and legislation are key to net zero construction

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

Post COP26 landmark ‘The Hope Sculpture’ delivers cement-free concrete superstructure

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.
Construction wish-list

CICV Forum members reveal construction ‘wish-list’ going into 2022

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.
Construction industry professionals

Construction industry professionals reflect on 2021 and predict 2022

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.
Construction and demolition

Construction and demolition must act upon its climate pledge

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.
demolition industry

5 changes the demolition industry can make to reduce its environmental...

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.
social equity strategy

Multiplex releases social equity strategy to tackle construction inequality

Global construction contractor Multiplex has launched a 10-year social equity strategy, to help to address inequality and injustice in the construction industry.
the built environment

COP26: What is next for the built environment?

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.
BIM Today December

BIM Today December 2021

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.
Transport electrification

How data can drive transport electrification

Electrifying transport won’t matter without understanding city infrastructure, argues Devin De Vries, CEO of WhereIsMyTransport.
climate construction

How construction can pick up the climate commitment slack

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.
carbon survey

Carbon survey reports that some businesses are reluctant to address emissions

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.
Climate Resilience Demonstrator

Increasing climate resilience through connected digital twins

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

Harnessing digital tools to visualise carbon emissions

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.
COP26 construction

COP26: Week two construction highlights

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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