The safety of workers on building sites is paramount. Protective clothing has moved on from basic boots, hard hats and gloves to garments featuring high spec technology.
The UK generates enormous quantities of construction waste; in 2018, such waste amounted to 138 million tonnes. By designing and building better, the sector hopes to reduce the amount of materials needed—and waste generated.
Bridging the gap between reality and the virtual world is the job of the metaverse. Can construction harness this latest development in digital technology?
Women are making inroads in construction, filling roles across the industry from project managers to architects. Built spoke to Afsheen Ul Haq, a forensic and risk planning manager at BAM, to hear about her route into the sector and the challenges for women in the industry.
Cities across the globe have experienced urban blight, where districts that have seen a significant downturn in fortunes are abandoned, residential and business properties left vacant. Responding to this change in fortunes is becoming an industry in itself.
The UK is facing a near-perfect storm of economic headwinds, fuelled by inflation, rising interest rates and slumping demand. Construction firms, which face higher energy costs and rising prices for essential materials, can weather this, but it’s going to be tough.
Newly built homes are increasingly energy efficient, but there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to retrofitting the country’s existing housing stock.
While the private sector has been using Bluebeam for several years, the public sector is now getting in on the act. Here’s how the city of Henderson, Nevada, is using the technology.
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and they’re only going to get bigger. As pressure on infrastructure grows, planners are considering a more sustainable model.
Humans have been using the sun’s energy for millennia, but only now can industries like construction fully embrace the world’s most readily available, renewable and sustainable source of energy.
As the construction industry responds to climate change and calls to use more sustainable materials, timber is growing in importance.