Making the industry more environmentally sustainable requires the transition from the linear approach to construction to a more circular model that offers additional advantages in overall cost, materials pricing and supply security
Let’s celebrate best practices and material innovation promoting sustainability in construction
The Nordic country is already a leader in environmentally responsive building; now it wants to make its construction industry the cleanest on earth. Can it be done?
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.
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.
The UK has a new prime minister who wants to shake up housing delivery by building more on green belt land. But this would be fiercely contested; is the answer to build more homes on brownfield sites?
Inspired by the environmental advantages of wood construction, the European city recently passed groundbreaking legislation stating that all new buildings constructed after 2025 must consist of at least 20% wood or other bio-based materials.
The property developer and builder aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2025 and absolute zero by 2040. Here’s what its head of sustainability says other firms can do to reach aggressive targets
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?
Stadium design concept by Urbis Brisbane, Queensland, was chosen as the host city of the 2032 Olympics, an undertaking that promises a raft of new construction in the decade ahead. Brisbane will be the smallest city by population to host the Olympics since 1952, but its new and existing venues will rival the largest hosts.…
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 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.
Here’s a look at how Studio Projects in Bluebeam helped promote environmental sustainability in the AEC industry last year