07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
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Driving the revolution in construction

Opinion piece Driving the revolution in construction  Landsec’s recently completed Forge building incorporates all the elements of transformed construction – digital, manufacturing and sustainability. (credit Bryden Wood) An opinion piece article by Sam Stacey, Challenging Director, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) When the UK’s Industrial Strategy was launched in 2017, Secretary of State Greg Clark proclaimed

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Time to Reflect on the Standard of our Homes

Opinion piece Time to Reflect on the Standard of our Homes An opinion piece article by Gavin Dunn, Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) This month (June 2022) saw the latest set of changes to England’s building regulations come into effect. Affecting all new build homes in England, the changes to Part F,

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Investing for Change

Opinion piece Investing for Change An opinion piece article by Alexandra Notay, Placemaking and Investment Director, PfP Capital “Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.” Larry

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Report shows modular construction emits 45% less carbon than traditional methods

Industry News Report shows modular construction emits 45% less carbon than traditional methods According to researchers from the University of Cambridge and Edinburgh Napier University, factory-built houses emit 45 per cent less carbon than traditional construction methods. In a recent study, two modular housing schemes designed by HTA Design, comprised almost 900 homes, saved over

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Glider at Futurebuild 2022 – Delivering Smart Buildings Successfully

Industry News Glider at Futurebuild 2022 – Delivering Smart Buildings Successfully The Digital Impact Stage at Futurebuild 2022 hosted our networking session, ‘Delivering Smart Buildings Successfully’, sponsored by Glider Technology. In the panel discussion, key industry issues were covered including what a smart building is, how smart technology is changing the construction industry, as well

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A guide to: Smart Buildings, Asset Information Models and Digital Twins

Opinion piece A guide to: Smart Buildings, Asset Information Models and Digital Twins An opinion piece article by John Adams, Head of Product, Glider Technology Projects at their inception in 2022 have new and long lasting decisions to make about their digital futures and their related societal and environmental impacts. To understand more about these

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IOM in collaboration Futurebuild: Construction Industry Insight report

Industry News IOM in collaboration Futurebuild: Construction Industry Insight report A piece of original research conducted with the construction industry which gives insight into how working practices can develop and improve in the future with a focus on worker health. The work was done as part of the Futurebuild conference and outlines new perspectives and insights

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Putting ConTech at the Heart of Evidencing Part L Compliance

Opinion piece Putting ConTech at the Heart of Evidencing Part L Compliance An opinion piece article by Sion Bellis, Chief Residential Officer, Zutec From 15th June 2022, all new homes registered in England and Wales must produce 31% less CO2 emissions on the current SAP model, to comply with the uplifted Part L standard (or Approved

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Foundations for a Future, or Cementing our Fate? Construction and Climate Change

Opinion piece Foundations for a Future, or Cementing our Fate? Construction and Climate Change An opinion piece by Dr Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine; Director, University College London’s Centre for Human Health and Performance Co-Chair Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change  Global heating is caused by human activity. Building and construction account

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Making Material Changes in Buildings

Opinion piece Making Material Changes in Buildings An opinion piece article by Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Carbon in buildings Buildings are a good thing. They bring people together, keep them warm, and give them places to be useful. But as we are all painfully aware, the construction,

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Construction companies see six-month highs in rising costs

Industry News Construction companies see six-month highs in rising costs The cost increase was the highest for six months due to escalating fuel, energy and commodity prices, according to Tim Moore, economics director at S&P Global. Read the full article. Share this article: Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Read more:

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How can RIBA Chartered Practices provide job support for Ukrainian refugees?

Industry News How can RIBA Chartered Practices provide job support for Ukrainian refugees? RIBA will collaborate with the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) to identify displaced architects and students from Ukraine and promote opportunities for them on their social media channels. The RIBA’s refugee job support will also extend to Chartered Practices offering jobs and

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When uncertainty becomes the main certainty

Opinion piece When uncertainty becomes the main certainty  Getting back to how things are designed and made. Redscape model by McCloy+ Muchemwa. Credit: Photograph by Sophie Percival. An opinion piece by Helen Castle, Publishing Director, RIBA Embracing uncertainty has become the new order. Over the last two years, a state of flux has been met with

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The Building Safety Bill at its final stages of parliamentary journey

Industry News The Building Safety Bill at its final stages of parliamentary journey After the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building Regulations and Fire Safety report, the Building Safety Bill is now at the report stage in the House of Lords and approaching the end of its parliamentary journey. The bill represents the

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