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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.
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.
The UKGBC and 28 business leaders have urged the government to prioritise support for domestic energy efficiency and low carbon heat.
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.
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.
Galliford Try has appointed Carol Hardingham as its new head of environmental as part of its Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy.
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.
Plans to develop a ground-breaking housing and construction skills academy in Sunderland backed by TV architect George Clarke are beginning to take shape.
The Hill Group have received planning approval from Braintree Council Planning Committee to build a collection of new energy efficient homes in Finchingfield, Braintree.
Dr Aidan Bell, founder, EnviroBuild, dissects the Planning for the Future: Planning policy changes in England in 2020 and future reforms.
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.
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.
David McEwan, UK consultancy director, at IES, explores why the building energy performance gap exists and how we can go about closing it.
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.
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.
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.
Willmott Dixon's launch of a net zero learning pod provides a temporary or permanent space for learning schools and on ‘meanwhile’ sites.
Astley Hire has announced with great pride that it is one of the first industrial equipment hire companies to achieve carbon neutral status.
EQUANS, the division for ENGIE’s services-led activities, has started work on the ‘largest’ gas free housing development in Wakefield.
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.
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.
Aggreko has made further progress in reaching net zero emissions by transitioning from diesel to greener fuel sources.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has launched its new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool.
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.
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.
Arcadis has been appointed by BEIS to help with the government's energy transition by advising on district heating development.