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Building modelling literacy a factor in the energy performance gap

A study led by Prof David Coley suggests the “literacy” of building modelling professionals should be addressed to combat the energy performance gap
BIM data process

A BIM data case study: Celebrating innovation with Knauf Insulation

Easily accessing BIM data for products is key for any designer. Lars Fredenlund CEO of coBuilder AS describes the approach taken by Knauf Insulation
Innovative glass blocks -Solar Squared

Buildings could generate their own power with innovative glass blocks

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative glass blocks.
transformation plans Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe gets £60m investment under major transformation plans

North Lincolnshire Council has awarded two projects to Britcon as a part of an overall £60m investment for major transformation plans
passivhaus office

A rare carbon neutral and Passivhaus office opens

An area of land on the edge of the Boughton Estate, Northamptonshire, has been transformed into a carbon neutral and Passivhaus office by Building Services Design
Timber Trends Report

Timber Trends Report tops previous years with growth forecast beyond 2018

Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the STA, reveals some of the findings of the recently published Timber Trends Report
UK housing market and construction

How the UK housing market is evolving

In the wake of Brexit, Article 50 and the General Election in June 2017, the UK housing market is under great scrutiny as Mark Haskell discusses here
innovative construction solutions

Creating innovative construction solutions at Keystone

Richard Kinloch, National Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels says innovative construction solutions are the key to creating smarter products for the market
new woodlands

Forest Carbon partners with Kier Living to create new woodlands

Kier Living, part of the Kier Group, has launched its Greener Living campaign and partnered with Forest Carbon with a commitment to create new...
offsite construction at Newcastle University

Modular offsite construction is delivering results for Newcastle University

The new student accommodation for Newcastle University is becoming a reality thanks to innovative offsite construction solutions, says Space Architects Established in 1834, Newcastle University...
Thermal comfort of buildings

Using sustainable design to achieve thermal comfort

Achieving thermal comfort through sustainable design involves the careful balancing of interdependent factors, says Eight Associates' Chris Hocknell Overheating in buildings is a growing problem...
PB16

PBC Today July 2017

This edition of PBC Today includes many articles covering subject areas such as planning, housing, BIM, building control, health and safety and energy efficiency.
The continual development of BIM: How can you utilise it?

Martin Holt joins Stroma as its new Chief Executive Officer

Martin joins Stroma to spearhead an already extremely strong senior management. Stroma has announced a significant executive recruitment with Martin Holt joining the Group as...
Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Masonry solutions are key when it comes to building more homes

Guy Thompson of The Concrete Centre outlines the response by the Modern Masonry Alliance to the Housing White Paper, "Fixing our broken housing market”
Making the change to environmentally friendly construction

Making the change to environmentally friendly construction

Reconomy's Richard Walker examines how companies can make the transition to environmentally friendly construction and why it is important
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
Plant hire firm adds to accommodation fleet with £1m order

Plant hire firm adds to accommodation fleet with £1m order

UK plant hire firm A-Plant has added 50 Boss Cabins to their accommodation fleet as part of a £1m expansion
Is it time to ask for more efficient Air Handling Units?

Is it time to ask for more efficient Air Handling Units?

Andrew Bott, Technical Sales Manager, Nuaire questions if regulations go far enough to improve the energy performance of Air Handling Units
Smart Workplaces – Why Integrate IoT Into Office Buildings?

Smart workplaces – why integrate IoT into office buildings?

Hubert Da Costa, VP EMEA at Cradlepoint shares insight into the role of smart workplaces and its place in the commercial sector With more than...
Green Infrastructure Challenge won by Slough waste recycling centre

Green Infrastructure Challenge won by Slough waste recycling centre

The CIBSE and ARCC Network awarded the second Green Infrastructure Challenge to a busy waste recycling centre in Slough for its design
All buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2050 to meet climate targets

All buildings must operate at net zero carbon by 2050 to...

The World Green Building Council has warned the building sector must become net zero carbon by 2050 if climate targets are to be met
Smart cities hub launched to bring together sustainable technologies

Smart cities hub launched to bring together sustainable technologies

Stakeholders invested in creating clean, sustainable environments will now benefit from a new cross-sector smart cities hub
Energy saving potential of windows hindered by EU policy framework

Energy saving potential of windows hindered by EU policy framework

A new study has revealed EU policy measures are failing to realise the energy saving potential of windows and directives are largely being overlooked
Thousands of new buildings are energy inefficient, says new research

Thousands of new buildings are energy inefficient, says new research

Analysis from the University of Bath has revealed some new buildings are using double the amount of energy planned and are energy inefficient
Carbon positive building on the agenda for developer Berkeley

Carbon positive building on the agenda for developer Berkeley

A major housebuilder is pushing to become the first carbon positive developer, aiming to deliver a reduction in emissions while improving biodiversity
Building emissions must be reduced to meet Paris Agreement

Building emissions must be reduced to meet Paris Agreement

When it comes to improving building emissions and meeting the terms of the Paris Agreement, Europe must lead by example, say a coalition of businesses

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