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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Women in Construction Week 2021: More Women Are Working in Construction—But Further Progress Is Needed
Women make up just over half of the U.K. population, but fewer than one-fifth work in construction. A week dedicated to highlighting women’s contribution to the sector aims to change long-held bias and outdated perceptions.
As planning regulations limit the amount that can be done to revamp properties above ground, developers—and homeowners—are looking beneath their feet for more space