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Paul Capel, 540 WORLD

Opinion Piece by Paul Capel 540 World

      Opinion Piece by Paul Capel, Founding Partner, 540 WORLD 14 May 2021 My ongoing journey from student to policy influencer It is heart-warming to see how Cradle to Cradle® principles and applications have developed since I had my life-changing exposure to them more a decade and a half ago. In 2008/9, while

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How do we measure true value

Opinion Piece by Ron Lang, Impact Director for Value at Construction Innovation Hub 30 April 2021 How do we measure true value Value. It’s a simple word, but what does it really mean? How do we measure true value beyond pounds and pence? Getting to grips with the seemingly innocuous issue of value continues to

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Self-healing materials – fact or science fiction?

Opinion Piece by Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd, University of Exeter 23 April 2021 Self-healing materials – fact or science fiction? A field of interest for over 20 years, self-healing materials are those with the ability to repair themselves when damaged. They can be classified into two types: extrinsic self-healing – whereby healing agents inside micro-capsules or

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Cadventure to deliver teacher training for ‘Class of your Own’

Cadventure to deliver teacher training for ‘Class of your Own’ Cadventure is proud to announce its collaboration with Class Of Your Own, the UK-based creator and provider of the award-winning “Design Engineer Construct!Ò” (DEC) Learning Programme for secondary school students. Cadventure’s role is to develop and deliver Bentley Systems software skills training to DEC teachers

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Claire Ackerman

Concrete for a net zero world

Opinion Piece by Claire Ackerman, The Concrete Centre 15 April 2021 Futurebuild’s Game Changers campaign has recently inspired me to think back through the key innovations in concrete design that have truly changed the face of the built environment. Concrete is undoubtedly a game changing material.  Throughout history it has helped to support our economy,

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UK Built Environment Climate Ambassadors revealed

UK Built Environment Climate Ambassadors revealed Dame Alison Nimmo DBE and other property leaders have been selected to fight climate change ahead of the United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow in November. Take a look at the full list of ambassadors and the challenges they face.  Read the full article hosed on the UKGB website.  

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Martin Hurn, Futurebuild – Revealing industry’s game changers

Opinion Piece by Martin Hurn Futurebuild 09 April 2021 Revealing the industry’s game changers   The products and technologies that will influence the future of construction Can you imagine living everyday life without your smartphone, central heating, or lightbulbs? We didn’t know how much we needed these products until they were invented — now we can’t

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Jackie Maginnis, MPBA – Modular Technology and The Golden Thread

Opinion Piece by Jackie MaginnisChief Executive, MPBA 02 April 2021 Modular Technology and The Golden Thread  In her report ‘Building a Safer Future’, Dame Judith Hackitt highlights the need for a system-based approach with a golden thread of information running through the lifecycle of each project. Here Jackie Maginnis argues the case for modular technology

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Ann Marie Aguilar, IWBI – The new WELL rating is a real boon

Opinion Piece by Ann Marie Aguilar, Senior Vice President, EMEA, International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) The new WELL rating is a real boon, originally featured on Property Week 19 March 2021 As we think about the tools required to beat Covid-19, now more than ever our buildings are a critical part of the public health

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May Winfield, Buro Happold – Overcoming the Challenges and Obstacles to Successfully Implement Technology, Digitisation and Digitalisation

Opinion Piece by May Winfield, Head of Commercial and LegalBuro Happold Overcoming the Challenges and Obstacles to Successfully Implement Technology, Digitisation and Digitalisation 12 March 2021 The construction industry is undergoing a significant (but rather slow…) transformation as it progresses towards Construction 4.0, with greater digitalisation and more automated production and assembly processes. The last

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Guidance on procuring high-quality renewable energy

Guidance on procuring high-quality renewable energy This guidance provides clarity for the property and construction industry on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets for net zero buildings and organisations in the UK. It includes a set of principles which should be used to both evaluate the quality of renewable energy procurement routes,

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Sarah Mukherjee, IMEA – Sustainable building

Opinion Piece by Sarah Mukherjee, CEO, IMEA Sustainable building 05 March 2021 I have been involved in and reporting on environmental policy for more than 20 years now, and perhaps rather depressingly, the main ask, be it carbon credits, green infrastructure or green skills, has stayed the same throughout this time, which is to enable

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Modular construction has accelerated due to COVID

Modular Construction has accelerated due to COVID – now we must not slip back Modular construction has become popular over lockdown as the industry looks for innovative solutions to deliver housing quickly. New homes built using MMC is predicted to increase from 6-10% to 20% but this has to increase further to meet the government’s

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Futurebuild launches the Lost Sessions

Futurebuild launches The Lost Sessions Built environment event to host webinars to outline climate action plan Because we don’t want the pandemic to result in lost time in the fight against climate change, Futurebuild is launching The Lost Sessions. The series of webinars will take place from March 2 to March 4, the original planned

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