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
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
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
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
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
“Urgency and agency”: Michael E. Mann on beating climate despair 03 September 2021 Sourced from Michael E. Mann – The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet Michael E. Mann, author of The New Climate War – the fight to take back our planet interviewed on how to overcome fear and paralysis
IPCC report highlights the urgent need for climate innovation 01 September 2021 Sourced from Climate-KIC. “The latest report from the IPCC underlines the urgency of action to reverse climate change and regenerate our planet. 2050 is too late. We need to push for net-zero by 2030 to avoid catastrophic climate change effects. For this, we
These three key priorities are essential if we are to call COP26 a success 01 September 2021 Sourced from Construction News. The COP26 Summit is fast approaching and we are all aware that now is the decade the world must change course to have a chance at reducing future climate change. There is fear that
Government observes £400m boiler scrappage scheme 20 August 2021 Sourced from Business Green A £400m boiler scrappage scheme which will offer homeowners grants of up to £7,000, encourages the switch to low carbon alternatives such as heat pumps is being drawn up by Downing Street. The government is mainly targeting 600,000 heat pump installations a year by
The UK’s first hydrogen strategy sets foundation of achieving net-zero emission targets 20 August 2021 Sourced from The Construction Index The UK’s first hydrogen strategy sets the foundation for how the UK government will work with industry to achieve its ambition for 5GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030. Government analysis recommends that 20-35% of
Climate Change: Five things we’ve learnt from the IPCC Report 16 August 2021 Sourced from BBC News Climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying – and it’s down to us The 1.5C temperature limit is on life support The bad news: No matter what we do, the seas will continue to rise The good news:
Open call for climate action research in lead up to COP26 09 August 2021 Sourced from ASBP News ASBP has submitted a response to RIBA and Architects Declare for their open call for evidence and research around six key themes on climate action. The submission reflects ASBP’s holistic approach to sustainability, albeit predominantly focussed at
Bridging the gap of innovation 02 August 2021 Sourced from UK Research and Innovation How can innovative companies get better at selling net zero solutions to local government? We’ve just finished a project looking at the relationship between councils and innovative companies. There is frustration on both sides. Companies often feel like councils move slowly,
Sector-wide plan to build net zero homes by 2025 02 August 2021 Sourced from Housing Today Leading firms join forces with government and environmental groups to launch future homes delivery hub. Leading UK housing developers and builders have teamed up with the government and environmental groups to announce an initiative to build homes that are
The practicalities of taking HVAC out of proprietary silos. 26 July 2021 Sourced from The Essential Install HVAC is a core application to include in any home and building control project, but it needs to be taken out of its silo and be part of an integrated whole-building approach to control if we are to
Retrofit Academy and Generation Partner change lives 19 July 2021 Sourced from The Retrofit Academy CIC Retrofitting the UK’s c.27m homes on a path to net carbon is expected to create more than 10,000 new jobs in retrofit coordination, advice and assessment roles by 2025. Businesses across the sector have already reported the capacity challenges
Carbon reduction for the built environment launched 12 July 2021 Sourced from pbc today On 15 June, Issue 1.0 of the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment had been launched by the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure & Construction. The code has been developed on behalf of the Construction Leadership Council as part of
Round Table: Setting a course for net-zero construction, but who is really responsible for effective delivery?
Round Table: Setting a course for net-zero construction, but who is really responsible for effective delivery? Sponsored by Glider 25 June 2021 As part of the Digital Impact spotlight area at Futurebuild, we sat down with a group of industry thought leaders to gain their insights into who is responsible for the effective delivery of
Arkio is a new immersive collaborative design tool for architecture Arkio has launched version 1.0 of its immersive collaborative design tool for architecture after a successful beta period. With Arkio, people can brainstorm, sketch, design, review, present and work together in real-time in a shared space using virtual reality (VR) headsets, desktops, tablets and phones.
Inspiring the next generation of construction industry leaders The Construction Innovation Hub and Class Of Your Own (COYO), supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), are today releasing a new film Where it All Begins as part of a call on the construction industry to support them in attracting the brightest and best upcoming
217,000 new workers needed in construction to meet demand by 2025 CITB warns the construction industry needs to recruit an additional 217,000 workers by 2025 especially in joinery, fit-out and electrical. The organisation’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) published a forecast this week stating that the average recruitment requirement is 4.4% a year between now and
Aecom provides a cost breakdown for a low carbon office scheme Aecom’s Brian Smith and David Thornley explain what needs to change in the industry for offices to lead the way in carbon-cutting practices and provide a cost breakdown of a typical low carbon office scheme. Read the full article here.
Scotland launch a domestic climate emergency campaign ahead of COP26 The Scottish government has launched a major TV, radio and digital campaign called Let’s do Net Zero to highlight the benefits a net-zero society would bring to the economy, health and environment. Read the full article here.
Industry unites to launch a virtual pavilion for COP26 The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today announced a coalition of almost 100 partner organisations across the built environment sector who will support the delivery of a Built Environment Virtual Pavilion, ahead of the UN’s COP26 Climate Summit scheduled to take place in Glasgow this