ZED Villages According to Shelter, over ¼ million people in England are homeless. 53,480 families in England live in temporary accommodation. Now on display at BRE’s Innovation Park Bill Dunster’s ZED Factory has now spawned ZED Pods Ltd to offer ‘snap together’ houses above car parks. It aims to create ‘pop-up villages’ made from cheap, […]
Hi Tech from LA According to a report by Stephen Cousins in Construction Manager, the hard hat is now embracing BIM with the development of a new smart helmet by Los Angeles tech company Daqri. It is already being tested by a number of construction companies including some in the UK.
New Sentencing Guidelines New penalties came into force in February 2016 making fines proportional to turnover. Some big names have been caught as well as a general increase in fines and custodial sentences since then.
Share this with Colleagues URGENTLY! . Time is almost up for 85,000 Construction Related Occupation (CRO) cards in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).
Selling the Energy Saving Message Ikea has teamed with renewable energy firm Solarcentury to sell PV panels and storage batteries. The products can complement existing solar panels or deliver a new system. IKEA aims to “make it easier for homeowners to save on their electricity bills”.
70% ‘Unaffordable’ In its latest Green Belt Under Siege report, CPRE – The Campaign to Protect Rural England – reveals that 70% of houses planned for the Green Belt will be unaffordable to those who need them.
Homeowners want PV+ New UK research found considerable interest in the benefits of solar and storage from Britain’s homeowners. In fact almost half of them would like to see both installed in their homes by 2020.
Fundamental Question Karen Fugle, of SleepingGiant Consulting and the University of Chester, runs Executive Coaching for Architects and Designers as well as being a Certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials. Seeking material for an article she recently asked 67,000 members of Linkedin’s RIBA group for their views on a fundamental question “What […]
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What is the ‘Circular’ Economy? Conventional / current economics is linear. Materials are grown or extracted, made into goods, used and disposed of. A ‘circular’ economy looks for resources and materials that can be recovered, re-used and kept in circulation for as long as possible. It’s not a new concept, but is becoming increasingly popular […]
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