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Features and Analysis

  • The waste brokers: Tech firm targets circular industry

    Endless materials? Tech firm targets circular industry

    Can recycling in construction be taken so far that materials are endlessly reused in a circular economy? The co-founders of a new start-up think so – and the government agrees with them.

  • Roads surface infrastructure tarmac

    Climate change: 3 steps to building resilient roads

    Seismic changes in conditions are hitting roads hard, which makes developing materials to combat climate change more important than ever, says FM Conway’s David Smith

  • Power plant station energy pollution sustainability emissions carbon

    2018 preview: Sustainability

    Despite long delays on awaited publication dates, 2017 has seen some very positive signs towards a sustainable built environment policy framework.

  • Pylon pylons power energy electricity sustainability network grid

    2018 preview: Energy

    Developments in the energy sector in the next 12 months will be influenced primarily by both advances in technology and changes in government policy.

  • Davide Stronati global head of sustainability Mott MacDonald

    One question will define where low-carbon goes from here

    Cutting carbon cuts cost. That was the clear message from the Treasury’s Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR) in 2013, and again at Mott MacDonald’s annual Carbon Crunch summit, which took place in London on 29 November.

  • Jason Bleasdale partner Clyde and Co

    Is air quality the next asbestos?

    With air quality high on the agenda – especially in London – could it turn out be the construction industry’s next asbestos?

  • Canary Wharf aerial

    State of sustainability: Where is UK construction now?

    This year marked 10 years since the launch of UKGBC – a milestone in sustainable UK construction. So how well is the industry performing on sustainability, what does it do well and what is still left to do?