Features and Analysis
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.
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
Despite long delays on awaited publication dates, 2017 has seen some very positive signs towards a sustainable built environment policy framework.
Developments in the energy sector in the next 12 months will be influenced primarily by both advances in technology and changes in government policy.
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.
With air quality high on the agenda – especially in London – could it turn out be the construction industry’s next asbestos?
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?