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Future timber house: sustainable, adaptable, resillient – Wood for Good
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Climate Change Driver Globally, the threat of climate change and the struggle to manage non-recyclable products means sustainability needs to be at the forefront of everybody’s minds. Engineering, innovation and forward-thinking will each play their part in defining our future housing policies, in turn helping to design for inevitable climate change while also minimising and […]

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More firms move into modular social housing
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Social Housing Target CM reports that two established UK firms have responded to the UK’s housing crisis by announcing offsite manufacturing initiatives aimed specifically at the social housing sector.

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Metallic Wood – as strong as titanium but 5x lighter
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New Material Developed by Scientists Metallic Wood is the name of a new material that is developed by the scientists of University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the University of Cambridge, and Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. .

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3D Prints £100k new homes from Waste
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With architectural firms all over the world competing with designs for 3D-printed companies, construction Insurance firm CRL reports how Chinese company WinSun has moved past the design stage and actually produced single and multi-storey homes and other buildings from waste.

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England Expects … 600 New Schools in next 2 years!
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12,000 New classrooms: Ryan Tute of Infrastructure Intelligence reports that more than 12,000 new school classrooms need to be built in the next two years to accommodate for the soaring number of primary and secondary pupils in England that are expected, according to the latest research undertaken by the Scape Group.

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Watch Out – there’s a Data Thief About!
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What will happen to internet privacy in the future? Unfortunately, we have reached a point where the internet doesn’t work correctly unless we sacrifice some of our privacy. Everything from Twitter to cell phones wants access to our personal information, GPS location, and more.

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Rise of the Timber Robots !?
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Researchers from RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment are conducting a research project into an innovative housing construction method which could help to bring down the cost for house buyers

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Design thinking… Methodical problem-solving for people-centric businesses
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According to a recent Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report, every £1 invested in design leads to an average return on investment of £25. Forward to concerned colleagues..

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More Modular Manufacturing
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Another New 2,000-unit modular home factory Modular builder Project Etopia has partnered with panellised construction firm 4wall on a 4,650 sq m factory, to be built in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It will produce 2,000 homes a year at the rate of five three-bed homes a day.

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Digital Energy Twins
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Award Winner is also Research Innovation Stephen Cousins reports that researchers at Newcastle University are studying energy use by creating a ‘Digital Twin’ of a new Urban Sciences Building (USB) to monitor and tweak performance and test future operational scenarios. The 12,500 sq m building is the centrepiece of a new development called the Helix, […]

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Cracking the Code Between Smart Building Technology and HVAC Systems – Energy Central
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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.

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