Multiple Combined Technologies Many believe that a smart building has been enhanced with intelligent systems and implements green building concepts. That is far from the truth. A smart building uses a combination of multiple technologies, automated controls and decision-supporting software that provides a rapid and responsive environment.
‘Crane Style’ Printing Denise Chevin, of BIM Plus reports that Italian printing specialist WASP has taken another step forward in 3D printing by developing the technology to form a structure made out of clay and food waste, using a new “crane-style” printer.
‘Smart’ is still lacking Writing in The Verge, Dan Seifert reminds us that today we can have a fully connected home complete with sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, air quality, energy usage, and more, and check in on almost any appliance from anywhere in the world with just a smartphone.
Partners for a Better Environment UK-based BRE and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced a partnership aimed at making the global built environment cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable. They will work together to encourage buildings and the built environment globally to raise sustainability standards and deliver greater value.
The project is looking at new ways of providing homes to people who could not otherwise afford them.
Linden Homes South West is starting the year in a strong position and it’s looking like it will be advantageous for homebuyers too.
Critical from the Outset Consideration of health and safety information requirements is critical from the outset of a project. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 place duties on clients, principal designers, designers, principal contractors and contractors to share and use health and safety information.
Flexibility, Compliance & Efficiency In this paper, Gary Morton, head of business development at ACO Water Management (aco.co.uk/cpd) explains the importance of achieving flexibility, compliance and efficiency when constructing sustainable urban drainage systems.
World’s tallest hybrid timber building A 71m-tall timber and concrete building designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for Vancouver will contain 20 apartments valued at more than $2.4m each – Vancouver’s most expensive. (Read full article)
Is this ‘Diversity’ & ‘Stimulation’? The Prime Ministers removal of the local authority borrowing cap during last year’s party conference was a cause for concern among property developers. In many ways it was a pragmatic step – one many described as long overdue. In theory it serves to diversify the housing market, stimulate industry capacity […]
Disillusioned Buyers In March 2017, an article by Julie Kollewe in The Guardian compared UK construction standards to those abroad – and talked to buyers deeply disillusioned by their experiences. More than half of buyers of newly built homes in England were reported to have had major problems. With various reports since then indicating that […]