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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • German cities will be allowed to ban older diesel vehicles from some areas following a landmark court ruling. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig said the cities of Stuttgart and Duesseldorf could legally ban older, more polluting diesel cars from zones worst affected by pollution.

  • Bam Nuttall has won an £85m deal to build a 75,000 sq m concrete deck extension at London City Airport. The deck is being built under the airport’s £480m expansion programme and will support new infrastructure including eight aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and a passenger terminal extension.

  • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today used his planning powers to step in and take over a major development that proposes to deliver a high level of affordable housing.

  • Leading transport and energy companies will develop business models to support rapid growth of vehicle-to-grid technology. 

  • The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources.

  • A mix of metal and mineral ceiling and wall systems from Armstrong were specified for a new development at Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • There are only three known strongfloors in the world and the first in Europe has been constructed in Bristol with over 3500 m3 of C40/50 CEMEX concrete.
  • ACO Technologies plc has provided its combined surface water management and lighting system, Eyeleds, for a re-development in an historic area of Bristol.

  • A housing scheme incorporating more than 40 hectares of open space, with landscaping, sustainable urban drainage, allotments and other green features has won outline planning approval from Cotswold District Council.

  • The EU funded BAMB project brings 16 parties throughout Europe together for one mission – enabling a systemic shift in the building sector by creating circular solutions.
  • The country’s biggest housebuilder has begun trialling a number of offsite technologies as it looks at ways to improve efficiency on the back of a record half year profit. 
  • Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves.

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