• Against the grain

    Andrew Pitman, Senior Principal Technical Consultant from BM TRADA, says it’s vital to understand the relationship between timber and water and how to account for these factors in building design and construction
  • In the mix

    The circular economy of cement could be worth €110bn by 2050, says a report from McKinsey & Company.
  • Low-carbon concrete

    Sustainable technology firm Recycl8 has successfully carried out the first industry pour of its low-carbon sustainable R8 Mix concrete made with recycled materials, in partnership with Breedon Group.
  • Watch: proving competence in accordance with the Building Safety Act

    In this next video in our series surrounding the key questions raised in response to changes for those with duty holding responsibilities, discover the significance of professionals proving their competence in accordance with the Building Safety Act (2022) in this insightful conversation between CABE Chief Executive Dr. Gavin Dunn and Fabrick Managing Director David Ing, and understand how the act is reshaping the standards for those working on higher-risk buildings, ensuring the safety of our built environment.
  • Another brick in the wall

    The National Audit Office says around 700,000 children in England are studying in schools requiring major rebuilding or refurbishment, with many posing a critical risk to health and safety.
  • The ripple effect

    Roy Sullivan, Senior Consultant at Water Hygiene Centre, discusses Legionella risk in expansion vessels and what the legislation requires you to do to minimise this risk.
  • AI Asbestos

    Aston University has partnered with asbestos consultancy Thames Laboratories (TL) to improve the efficiency of social housing repairs.
  • Spot the difference

    Swapping like-for-like has been a construction industry staple as a way to respond to market forces and keep costs down. However, it isn’t that simple to see what’s missing in products and processes, as Elaine Knutt discovers.
  • The spray foam debate

    To spray or not to spray? The IMA sets out the case for the use of spray foam insulation, while RPSA Chair Alan Milstein highlights the issues surveyors face with this type of insulation
  • Do the right thing

    A recent National House Building Council report has been compiled by asking social housing developers about their hopes and challenges. Peter Crush asks what the future of social housing holds.
  • IStructE issues guidance on RAAC

    The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has issued guidance about RAAC to enable building managers and their consultants to manage the situation.