Software engineers creating digital twins in construction mean that designers and contractors can monitor the viability of technologies before they are put into a construction project
While some designers still use physical drawings to map out a construction project, increasingly architects and others are turning to computer-aided design technologies and software packages to speed up the process, save money and increase quality
As the battle to tackle climate change intensifies, the threat of increasing hurricane activity is forcing designers and engineers to come up with solutions to protect existing homes and deliver new ones that are better prepared for the storms to come.
Moving into a newly built home should be a dream come true, and for most people it is. But often there are little issues with a new home that mean the experience is not all it could be. How can buyers deal with ‘snags,’ and how can the construction industry do more to solve the problem?
Construction activity generates around 10% of the world’s carbon emissions, with much of that coming from the heavy equipment used on building sites. That’s why it’s not surprising that the race is on to develop heavy machinery that can be powered by more environmentally friendly means than diesel.
As part of the battle to stem, or even reverse, climate change, the built environment must address the issue of sustainability: economic, environmental and social. Following the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow, calls for greener solutions to preserve the future, the industry will be even more mindful of the need to build now with future generations in mind.
The built environment accounts for around 40% of the U.K.’s carbon emissions. The need to address this is becoming more pressing, but there are steps the industry can take to do things differently, as Bluebeam and the B1M Network set out in a new video.
With pressure building for the construction sector to address its carbon emissions as part of the battle to reverse the impact of climate change, designers and others are coming up with innovative ways ‘to do their bit’, using materials like timber.
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The pressure on the Earth’s resources will be immense, but with careful planning urban areas can becomes circular cities: centres of sustainability and fairer economies.
Construction projects can range in size, but they all require extensive planning, and this in turn demands collaboration from an early stage, known as the pre-construction phase.
The built environment generates more than a third of the U.K.’s carbon emissions. Confronting its role in accelerating climate change is a priority for the construction industry.
The world is awash with modern technology, but engineers and designers aren’t averse to referring to the natural world for inspiration, using biomimicry to make construction and other sectors more efficient and sustainable
As climate change continues to dominate the news, social and business agenda, architects and developers are increasingly seeking to deliver biodiversity in construction —giving back to nature—and have minimal impact on the environment, both in construction and operation.
The U.K. government might have launched its National Infrastructure Strategy in the middle of a pandemic, but nothing should detract from the fact that it is one of the most ambitious set of projects to boost the country’s roads, underpasses, railways and broadband networks in a generation.