03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London
Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00

Opinion

Opinion

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  • Climate change has knocked the world sideways and, as a result, role players worldwide are doing everything they can to reduce energy consumption and eliminate our centuries-old reliance on fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, and petroleum.
  • John Schoon examines the issues around pedestrian characteristics and practical design to see how people can be encouraged to walk more.
  • True business management is lacking from our industry. Chief executives and MDs must show real captaincy skills or risk being casualties
  • As financier of 40% of all UK construction work, government may be the only client with enough mass to drive real change in industry business models
  • Dramatic changes in student numbers demand fresh thinking about the adaptability and utilisation of university buildings says Simon Rawlinson, of Arcadis.

     

  • Developers need to regain communities’ trust if we are to tackle the housing challenge, says Grosvenor’s Alex Robinson.

  • On hold...

    02 Sep 2019

    As uncertainty reigns, Iain Parker of Alinea explains how businesses are at the mercy of both global and domestic political tensions more than usual. And all we seem to be able to do is wait.

  • With the Government having now officially launched its review into the global economics of biodiversity, UKGBC’s Philip Box and Robert Winch explore the value of nature in the built environment.
  • The impending global threat of climate change has seen a surge in attempts to adopt sustainable practices across a multitude of industries and sectors. The UK construction industry faces the challenge of expanding production whilst making ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions. We need your help! Can you spare 6 minutes to complete a survey on the use of more sustainable and ‘circular’ building materials?
  • Environmental challenges are ones that our industry should rise to because they will create enormous opportunities for companies and individuals says Ann Bentley, global board director of Rider Levett Bucknall.

  • There may be a lull in the residential market, but the relative inaction due to market uncertainty can’t last predicts Arcadis partner, Richard Jones. 

  • British building regulations need to tighten up so we build better and healthier buildings, explains Will Kirkman, managing director at Ecomerchant

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