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Spring Budget 2022

Construction industry professionals react to Spring Budget 2022

Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer has delivered the Spring Budget 2022, announcing a new tax plan to ease the rising cost of living. Here construction industry professionals share their thoughts on the biggest cut to personal taxes in a quarter of a century.
recycling unused wood

Orbit Homes is celebrating after recycling unused wood weighing more than...

Orbit Homes is celebrating after recycling unused wood weighing more than 200 tonnes from its construction sites, following a partnership with sustainable social enterprise, Community Wood Recycling.
domestic energy efficiency

UKGBC and business leaders demand govt address domestic energy efficiency

The UKGBC and 28 business leaders have urged the government to prioritise support for domestic energy efficiency and low carbon heat.
home building technology

[Video] New home building technology to reduce household bills

Etopia Group is rolling out a state-of-the-art new home building technology that will reduce household bills for customers by hundreds of pounds.
volumetric mixers ,concrete industry

How can volumetric mixers make the concrete industry more sustainable?

Concrete has shaped much of our built environment, however, it accounts for about 8% of the world's carbon emissions. PBC Today spoke to Brandon Hess, UK country manager at Volumech, about how volumetric mixers can make the concrete industry more sustainable.
new head of environmental

Galliford Try has appointed Carol Hardingham to new head of environmental

Galliford Try has appointed Carol Hardingham as its new head of environmental as part of its Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy.
green construction skills initiative

CSIC provide funding for green construction skills initiative

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has announced the expansion of its green construction skills initiative, with the launch of a second free-to-attend programme focused on the fabric and structure of sustainable buildings.
construction skills academy

Plans developed for housing and construction skills academy in Sunderland

Plans to develop a ground-breaking housing and construction skills academy in Sunderland backed by TV architect George Clarke are beginning to take shape.
new energy efficient homes, planning approval

The Hill Group to build new energy efficient homes in Braintree

The Hill Group have received planning approval from Braintree Council Planning Committee to build a collection of new energy efficient homes in Finchingfield, Braintree.
planning policy changes

Planning policy changes in England and future reforms

Dr Aidan Bell, founder, EnviroBuild, dissects the Planning for the Future: Planning policy changes in England in 2020 and future reforms.
BIM Trends

What are the top five BIM trends in 2022?

In this article, we explain the top five BIM trends that are expected to take the construction industry by storm in 2022, and why Building Information Modelling adoption is the way forward in our new digital age.
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.
building energy performance

How can we close the building energy performance gap?

David McEwan, UK consultancy director, at IES, explores why the building energy performance gap exists and how we can go about closing it.
Hydrogen construction equipment

Hydrogen construction equipment: UK must stop buying Russian natural gas

Mike Foster, The Chief Executive of the EUA, has today called upon the Prime Minister to stop buying Russian natural gas and convert the supply to hydrogen. 
Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator

T&T appointed to run new Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator phase

Turner & Townsend have announced that they have been appointed to run a new phase of the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator, an advisory programme to support the decarbonisation of social housing across England.
carbon calculator

James Latham launches new specification tool, Carbon Calculator

James Latham has announced the official launch of its new ‘Carbon Calculator’, a specification tool developed in partnership with the University of Bangor to help architects and designers better understand the sustainability of the materials they specify.
net zero learning pod

Willmott Dixon trials net zero learning pod

Willmott Dixon's launch of a net zero learning pod provides a temporary or permanent space for learning schools and on ‘meanwhile’ sites.
achieve carbon neutral status

Astley Hire achieves carbon neutral status

Astley Hire has announced with great pride that it is one of the first industrial equipment hire companies to achieve carbon neutral status.
gas free housing development

EQUANS gets green light for ‘largest’ gas free housing development

EQUANS, the division for ENGIE’s services-led activities, has started work on the ‘largest’ gas free housing development in Wakefield.
RICS guidance

Valuing sustainability changes: Implications for managers

RICS has released RICS Guidance Note: Sustainability and ESG in Commercial Property Valuation and Strategic Advice, 3rd Edition in follow up to 2013’s version 2. Maryanne Bowring, Ringley, explores the implications for property managers of this evolution of guidance, and what this means in practice.
drones in construction

Embracing drones for construction to achieve sustainability objectives

David Pounder, future aviation systems engineer, Connected Places Catapult, shares how embracing drones in construction can help meet sustainability objectives while increasing work efficiencies and safety measures.
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.
Embodied Carbon Calculator

CIBSE launches new Embodied Carbon Calculator

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has launched its new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool.
more efficient

Offsite may be the future of construction, but can it be...

Ian Risk, chief technology officer at the Centre for Modelling & Simulation, looks at how digital and model-based engineering provides a new approach to this optimisation challenge.
transforming construction challenge

UKRI’s Transforming Construction challenge releases results of Impact Evaluation

UKRI’s Transforming Construction challenge (TCC) has released the results of the Impact Evaluation, a report that assesses the achievements, contributions and impact of the TCC on the construction industry.
government's energy transition

Arcadis appointed by BEIS to aid government’s energy transition

Arcadis has been appointed by BEIS to help with the government's energy transition by advising on district heating development.

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