Thanks to Brexit and the covid pandemic-related supply chain issues the cost of building materials – everything from bricks to timber and steel – soared during 2020 and 2021. Just as this situation began to ease, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine piled yet more cost pressures on a number of key products. How can the industry mitigate these and meet the demand for new homes, infrastructure schemes and other projects?
Inflatable structures are paramount in construction. Can origami offer such deployable components new inspiration?
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.
Here’s a look at how Studio Projects in Bluebeam helped promote environmental sustainability in the AEC industry last year
Five years ago, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, and 18 months ago it did just that. The industry has some big concerns over a construction labour shortage as it relies on EU citizens. So what’s next for the industry?
The COVID-19 pandemic seemingly spawned a topsy-turvy market for raw construction materials, but this Q&A reveals that pre-pandemic factors are also to blame
Hempcrete is a bio-composite material that can serve as an alternative to traditional lime, reducing the carbon impact of the resulting concrete mixture while improving its insulator-like and energy-retaining properties
COVID-19, Brexit and booming demand are combining to drive up prices f or the essential materials the U.K.’s construction sector desperately needs
Without the need for long-distance transportation or carbon-intensive production techniques, one research lab is experimenting with local soils that may offer a greener path forwards
As concrete’s prevalence continues to pose a danger to the long-term health of the environment, can clay- and soil-based materials serve as a viable option for builders?
A lab in Stockholm, Sweden, is using nanotechnology to reimagine lighting with a wood composite that’s translucent, load-bearing and an advance in energy efficiency
Nanomaterials are becoming increasingly common in construction, but along with the benefits come risks you should discuss with your suppliers