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hazardous waste

How does the construction industry tackle hazardous waste?

Nathan Gray of Reconomy explores how the construction industry currently tackles hazardous waste and considers whether a circular approach is the solution for a sustainable future.
plastic pipes

Unpicking plastic greenwashing to improve accountability – starting with plastic pipes

Plastic’s questionable sustainability credentials mean we need to challenge recycling myths and examine ways to reduce our reliance on plastic pipes and other building materials, argues Andrew Surtees, co-founder of the Copper Sustainability Partnership.
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.
scrapped cruise ships

How scrapped cruise ships could become a solution for affordable housing

Scrapped cruise ships have the potential to be transformed into naturally occurring affordable housing that targets various income ranges says global architecture practice, CallisonRTKL’s Designer, Ibrahim Desooky.
Kibworth recycling site

Willmott Dixon begins work on £5m Kibworth recycling site

Willmott Dixon has started works on-site at Kibworth Recycling and Household Waste Site to modernise and expand the facility.

GeoGrow launches GREEN Geotextile Rootlok bag

GeoGrow, specialists in vegetated retaining wall systems for both land and water applications, have released their all-new look GREEN Geotextile bag.
community-led housing

The importance of removing toxic materials from housebuilding

As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world, a dialogue needs to be opened about the need to remove toxic materials from housebuilding and construction, says Chris Mortensen, COO of Modulous.
building emissions, greenhouse gas,

Don’t shoot yourself in the foot trying to reduce greenhouse gas...

A new report from the European Academies Science Advisory Council argues that a fundamental policy changes are needed if we are to successfully tackle greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment, construction processes and the supply of building products. Dr William Gillett and Professor Brian Norton take a look.
Materials shortages, recycle materials

A sustainable answer to material shortages

Sourcing locally and using reclaimed building materials is possible and should be part of the solution towards zero carbon and current material shortages, argues Andrew Richards, co-chair of the Supply Chain Resilience Sub-group of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum.
Suffolk construction, Suffolk projects

Morgan Sindall secures place on Suffolk construction projects

A series of new-build community facilities are set to be delivered by Morgan Sindall Construction in Suffolk, with a combined value of £15.3m.
net-zero carbon solutions, technology,

Mace drives net-zero carbon on the MoJ’s prisons programme

Following the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)’s announcement in May that all new prisons will be built sustainably, Mace is supporting the organisation in introducing energy-saving technology.
Ready-mix concrete, Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries opens new Warwickshire concrete plant

As part of ongoing plans to expand its concrete offering across the West Midlands, Aggregate Industries has opened a new ready-mix concrete plant in Coleshill, Warwickshire.
Tackling Climate Change

Project profession body launches climate change report

Association for Project Management (APM) has launched a new report Future Trends: Tackling Climate Change, revealing the views of the project profession on climate change and its role in addressing the key challenges.

[VIDEO] Bitesize BIM: Designing with sustainability and deconstruction

In this free online series hosted by The Building Society, Elliott Wood associate director, Steve Faulkner covers designing with sustainability and deconstruction in mind.
building material banks

[VIDEO] Bitesize BIM: Buildings as material banks

In this free online series hosted by The Building Society, Elliott Wood associate director, Steve Faulkner offers insight into reusing materials on building projects.
Direct Air Capture, Sizewell C

Sizewell C secures funding to develop direct air capture

A consortium led by Sizewell C has been awarded £250,000 by the Government to develop plans for Direct Air Capture (DAC) which could be powered by the new nuclear power station proposed for Suffolk.
Construction waste

Developing sustainable soils from construction waste

Professor Mark Fitzsimons and Dr Kate Schofield, from the University of Plymouth, explain the aims and objectives of ReCon Soil, a €2.5m project bringing together scientists, industry and educators to revolutionise how waste material from construction projects is managed.
carbon-neutral supplier,

Laing O’Rourke renews carbon neutral contract with Commercial

Following the launch of its new global sustainability targets, Laing O’Rourke has renewed its contract with carbon-neutral stationery supplier, Commercial.
Upcycling older buildings, recycle materials, upcycling

Creating new futures for older buildings: The rising role of upcycling

Simon Fielden, sales director at SFS, looks at the role of the building envelope in upcycling, using an example from Britain’s home of motor racing.
printed bricks, construction waste,

Engineers develop printed bricks from construction waste

Engineers at Brunel University London have launched a new project to develop printed bricks from waste construction materials.
Chester new drain, Chester construction work

Vinci starts tunnelling work on Chester’s new drain

Underground tunnelling has started on the surface water drain through Chester city centre, the new drain will run south along St. Martin’s Way, Nicholas Street, Grosvenor Road and Castle Drive.
construction projects, waste, construction waste

New project aims to develop sustainable soils from construction waste

The new research brings together scientists, industry and educators to revolutionise how waste from construction projects is managed.
zero waste to landfill, Premier modular

Premier Modular achieves zero waste to landfill in 2020

Premier Modular has worked closely with its waste management partners, ACM, to set up new systems and procedures for recycling to ensure that there is zero waste to landfill as a result of its offsite manufacturing operations.

Construction work to begin £1.9m Norwich South recycling centre

Construction on the modern recycling centre is set to start 22 March and will replace the current site at Ketteringham later this year.

HS2 swaps steel for wind turbine blades to reinforce concrete

Retired wind turbine blades destined for the incinerator will instead be used to create carbon-friendly reinforced concrete on Britain’s new high speed rail network, HS2 Ltd.
soil mixing solution,

Stafford company uses massive scale recycling on HS2

Deep Soil Mixing used a sustainable soil mixing solution to geotechnically improve the ground at an HS2 site near Coleshill in Warwickshire.