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Transforming Construction for a Low Carbon Future
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“This report is a call to arms. It represents the start of a transformation in the construction industry in which main contractors will play a critical role, alongside a Government willing to support the industry through regulation, guidance and funding. Massive carbon reduction will not just happen: it requires great commitment, vision and determination – […]

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What will the world look like in 30 yrs?
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Writing in ‘Tree Hugger’ Lloyd Alter reminds us that Arup is not just an engineering firm; they also have Foresight, an “internal think-tank and consultancy which focuses on the future of the built environment and society at large.n….

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Solar Roofing Materials | MIT Technology Review
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Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.

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The Bright Side of Covid-19
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Writing in the 23 March issue of Forbes, Professor Jeroen Kraaijenbrink reminds us that the coronavirus pandemic has a lot of dark sides. Around the world, people get ill and die, schools close, the healthcare system is overloaded, employees lose their jobs, companies face bankruptcy, stock markets collapse and countries have to spend billions on […]

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Site Investigation | Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited
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Soil Engineering are at the forefront of the industry and have delivered some of the most complex and technically challenging site investigations undertaken in the UK

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Government encourages Charging Infrastructure
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Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has recently written to local councils urging them to utilise the funding which the Government has made available to them for the establishment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure

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Innovation in sustainable energy sources » Building Design Expert Blog
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While we wait with anticipation for the Part L changes to be released, we’ve found ourselves thinking about how technology and materials which are currently the norm in construction will need to be improved if we’re going to continue using them in our future developments.

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H&S: does our house of cards still stack up?
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Over the last decade the industry has built a complex structure of health and safety competence cards and testing. But now the HSE is suggesting we are placing too much reliance on a flimsy structure – at rising personal cost.

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Snow blamed for construction dip
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The construction industry managed growth of 0.9% in the final three months of 2012, breaking a year-long run of decline. But January’s figures — likely to have been impacted by heavy snow across much of the UK — revealed a 6.3% slide in output, putting the industry in danger of a plunge back into the […]

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Avoiding Planning Gridlock
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Officials may use executive powers to take decisions if committees are cancelled. Councils are considering taking up rarely-used executive powers to keep the planning and development system moving during the coronavirus pandemic, Housing Today understands.

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Energy Efficient Door Replacement Can Save You Money
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An energy efficient door replacement will create a tight seal, using the latest technology to eliminate the exchange of cold and warm air.

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