01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

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How to ensure our wetlands are protected from urbanisation

How to ensure our wetlands are protected from urbanisation 22 October 2021 An opinion piece by Adam McKinnon, ACO Water Management, Regional Specification Manager Urban developments are having a detrimental impact on the environment and biodiversity. As such, urban runoff needs to be managed carefully, through stringent treatment processes, to ensure long-lasting – or even

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The ‘Building by 2050’ project

The ‘Building by 2050’ project 15 October 2021 Sourced from Building by 2050. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Building for 2050 highlights the need to construct housing that is low carbon through its design, rather than through reliance on technology. Increasing the numbers of such homes being built will contribute

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What should net-zero homes look like?

What should net-zero homes look like? 13 October 2021 An opinion piece by Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Head of Sustainable Design My work over the last four years has involved carrying out design and construction reviews of low carbon housing case studies for the Building for 2050 project. Our team has analysed the performance

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David Adjaye: One of the most important storytellers of our time

David Adjaye: One of the important storytellers of our time. 08 October 2021 Sourced from Building Design. Sir David Adjaye is arguably one of the most important architects of our time and has long been celebrated for his ability to combine his artistic sensibilities with an ethos for community-driven projects. In 2000, the Ghanaian-British architect

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‘My perceptions on hand-drawing’ by Simone de Gale

‘My perceptions on hand-drawing’ by Simone de Gale 07 October 2021 An opinion piece by Simone de Gale, SGA, Chief Executive/Chartered Architect ARB RIBA Given all the digital aids available, what is it with architects and the hand-drawn? We asked a number of practitioners to talk through a specific free-hand sketch of theirs and how

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RIBA rolls up its sleeves

RIBA rolls up its sleeves 01 October 2021 An opinion piece by Simon Allford, RIBA Architecture, President Covid, climate change, Grenfell… a revitalised RIBA will be well placed to tackle today’s issues, says new president Simon Allford. After a very strange year for all, I took up office as president last week. Aside from continuing

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Firms chase spots for £750m retrofit framework

Firm chase spots for £750m retrofit framework 27 September 2021 Sourced from Building. Contractors have been put on notice for a £750m framework for decarbonising buildings launched by procurement firm Fusion21. The four-year framework will be used for energy-saving retrofits, with work including the installation of new heat pumps, insulation, and solar panels. It also

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The Landscape sector: paving the road to a low carbon future

The Landscape sector: paving the road to a low carbon future 16 September 2021 An opinion piece by Jane Findlay, Landscape Institute, President Context: Climate change, built environment and landscape professionals Climate change is one of the most pressing and urgent challenges for humanity today. Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global

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Futurebuild webinar series asks – are we ready for COP26?

Futurebuild webinar series asks – are we ready for COP26? As we approach COP26, the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis are clear, with the IPCC report described by the UN Secretary General as the ‘code red for humanity’. To give the built environment the knowledge it needs to take action now, sustainable

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Information Management: The missing piece of the puzzle

Information Management: The missing piece of the puzzle 13 September 2021 Image sourced from Dreamstime.Sourced from BIM-TODAY. A new report authorized by the Centre for Digital Built Britain as a partner of the Construction Innovation Hub has highlighted the value of information management in construction and infrastructure. Published in June, the report found that every

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Establishing an industry-wide approach to social value

Establishing an industry-wide approach to social value 10 September 2021 Image sourced from Jack Hobhouse.Sourced from Building. The construction industry has for some years had difficulties of how to identify, imbed and deliver social value across all activities. Despite calls from many sources to upgrade social value from being a mere concept or a “nice to

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ASBP Awards 2022 – Press release

ASBP Awards 2022 set to be the biggest yet – now open for entries! 10 September 2021 The 4th annual ASBP Awards return for 2021-22 and are set to be bigger than ever, with entries welcomed across three categories including exemplary sustainable building projects, innovative products and forward-thinking initiatives. Last year’s ASBP Awards took place

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LETI Client guide

LETI Client Guide 06 September 2021 Sourced from leti.london The LETI Client Guide for Net Zero Carbon Buildings pulls together key details from numerous LETI documents and publications, which cover the ways in which briefing, designing, procuring, constructing, occupying, managing and valuing buildings must change. It is our vision that this guide will help you

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What next for concrete? ‘Beyond net-zero cement’

What next for concrete? ‘Beyond net-zero cement’ 03 September 2021 Sourced from deezen UK producers are trialling new types of cement production methods and testing low-carbon concrete recipes in a bid to eliminate carbon emissions and become a net-zero industry. The moves are part of a roadmap that identifies seven ways of decarbonising the industry with

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