03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London
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Opinion

Opinion

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  • We need to do development differently – and that means putting people first

    12 Mar 2019 Anthony Probert, Programme Manager, Bioregional
    The standard approach to designing new homes and communities isn’t working. But there’s a better way says Anthony Probert
  • Switchee is a socially conscious technology innovator with a focus on delivering improved comfort, affordability, security and safety. The company has developed a portfolio of smart heating and energy solutions that help to empower landlords to provide exceptional homes for residents.

  • Innovation Stories: Chimney Sheep

    19 Feb 2019 Sally Phillips, business’ founder and owner

    Cumbria-based Chimney Sheep has developed a chimney draught excluder that is breathable and sustainable, while also blocking 93% of airflow up a chimney – keeping warm air in, cold air out, reducing CO2 emissions and cutting energy bills.

    Here, we speak to the business’ founder and owner, Sally Phillips, to learn more about the invention, how BEIS funding has supported the development of the product and the business’ growth, and what’s next for Chimney Sheep.

  • Innovation Stories: Build Test Solutions

    14 Feb 2019 Luke Smith, Build Test Solutions MD

    Here, we speak Luke Smith, to learn more about the company, how BEIS funding has supported its growth, and what the long term vision is for Build Test Solutions. 

  • To meet the government's Clean Growth Grand Challenge, Futurebuild has been announced as an Official UK Government Innovation Partner. This partnership will see us host the Innovation Zone - delivered by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - and in conjunction with Innovate UK, to inform and inspire visitors around the government's ambitious clean growth initiatives. 
  • Greater digital adoption could change how construction projects are procured, CM's recent round table agreed.
  • The government needs to extend the Community Housing Fund

    13 Feb 2019 Tom Chance, Director of the National Community Land Trust Network
    The government will be putting thousands of community-led homes at risk if it doesn’t extend its Community Housing Fund.
  • Millennials could plug the skills gap

    08 Feb 2019 Julie White, Managing Director, D-Drill and Chair of Build UK
    The industry must sell itself better to attract younger recruits, and digital technology is key, says Julie White, managing director of demolition specialist D-Drill and chair of the Build UK training board.
  • As cities become more densely populated, we must ensure buildings offer more for the people within them

    06 Feb 2019 Selina Mason, Director of Masterplanning at Lendlease 
    Why are some of the world’s greatest cities also the loneliest? Selina Mason believes designers and planners can do much to help
  • Building on platforms

    01 Feb 2019 Jaimie Johnston, Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood
    The concept of a platform-based approach has been gaining traction, and late last year the government announced that it would use it to deliver its commitment to modern methods of construction. Jaimie Johnston explores the benefits of the approach and examines what comes next.
  • We global citizens must look all over the world to find the best techniques

    01 Feb 2019 James Faflik, Project Manager, Gleeds
    If we can work better, work smarter, by employing practices used elsewhere in the world, why wouldn’t we?
  • A quiet place

    27 Jan 2019

    Steve Smith of Knauf Insulation explains why a happier, healthier home starts with a quiet building.

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