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.
Concern around climate change and a desire to construct more sustainable buildings is driving the construction industry to deliver a built environment that has less impact on the world around it. The increased use of timber in tall buildings is part of this process.
A two-year-old United Nations report warned that the world needed to act to maintain its reserves of sand, with supplies already under pressure from extensive building programs. As construction activity continues after COVID-19, is the industry likely to see a shortage of one of the most essential building materials?
Five years ago, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, and 18 months ago it did just that. The construction industry has some big concerns over its workforce, many of whom are EU citizens, while the issue of material supplies is as present as ever. So what’s next for the industry?
The homebuilding sector is embracing technology to improve the energy efficiency of new homes and reduce carbon emissions, while owners of existing housing are using a variety of methods to make more of their properties environmentally sound.
The U.K. government wants net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But can the country’s construction industry—which currently produces a whopping 40% of those emissions—overhaul the way it works to help achieve this?
As the winners of the CIOB Global Student Challenge 2021 are about to be announced, Bluebeam—which offers practical help and advice to the participants—spoke to the winners of last year’s competition about what they learned from a contest where they pretend to run a construction company.
The construction sector has traditionally lagged behind other industries when it comes to using digital technology. But it is finally beginning to catch up with the use of augmented reality
June 23 is International Women in Engineering Day. The day highlights the talents of female engineers and also throws a light on engineering as a potential career path for those young women who want to work in the sector, but think it might be an exclusively male world
The pandemic has temporarily forced people to live differently, and while some changes have been
tough to handle, others could turn out to be positive