• Restore our ecosystems

    On World Environment Day, a UN initiative that takes place on 5 June each year, The Society for the En-vironment (SocEnv) launched its campaign to restore our ecosystems. This year, the global theme for World Environment Day was Ecosystem Restoration, as part of the launch of the UN’s Decade on Eco-system Restoration (2021-2030). Earlier this year, chartered environmentalists gave their insight into why ecosystem restoration is such a timely choice of theme (see bit.ly/SocEnvEcosystemRestoration).
  • Crane conservation

    UK tower crane specialist sponsors conservation project to bolster the population of the UK’s largest bird.
  • Green retrofit roadmap

    The building industry has fine-tuned its 20-year blueprint to make the UK’s 28 million existing homes greener ahead of the government’s imminent release of its heat and buildings strategy.
  • Supply and demand

    CHAS partners with University of Nottingham Rights Lab to tackle modern slavery in construction supply chains
  • Making SAP fit for Net Zero Report

    A collaboration between CIBSE, Elementa, Levitt Bernstein, WSP, UCL, Clarion Housing Group and Etude has produced a report on the future of SAP.
  • Sensing change

    Stacey Lucas, Commercial and Marketing Director at Sontay, explains how the use of building sensors can optimise energy performance in properties of all ages
  • Co2nstructZero

    The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has launched a Business Champions initiative to support companies to be role models in their response to the climate emergency.
  • CIC Launches a Carbon Zero Climate Action Plan for Professional Institutions

    The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched ‘Carbon Zero: the professional institutions’ climate action plan’ which was spearheaded by CIC’s Climate Change Panel, chaired by CIC’s Deputy Chairman Stephen Hodder MBE.
  • Sustainable communities

    NHBC’s Biodiversity in New Housing Developments: Creating Wildlife-Friendly Communities is now available to download.
  • Game changers

    Futurebuild asks industry leaders what products are changing, or will change, the face of the built environment.
  • Low-carbon heating

    LGIM Real Assets has provided debt finance to HeatRHIght, a renewables funding scheme supporting the delivery of air source heat pump technology to the social housing sector, on behalf of institutional clients.
  • Climate hazard map

    A new Climate Hazard interactive map published by the National Trust has compounded concerns for construction companies, contractors, conservationists and all those involved in historical preservation over potential damage to listed buildings.
  • Bridge over troubled water

    The correct lintel specification can help eliminate thermal bridges, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, says Keystone Lintels.
  • Approaches and Perspectives on Alternative Uses of Agricultural Wastes in Construction Materials

  • A Visible Transition: Evolution of Urban Artefacts as The Fragments of Collective Memories Within The Context of New Village

  • A Review of Light Transport Systems in Building

  • Light shelves Design Guidelines for Intermediate sky in Malaysia

  • The Growth and Development of Urban Centre in Kuala Lumpur: An Analysis on Growth Centre Development Control

  • Integrated approach to flooding

    The Property Care Association (PCA) is calling for an integrated approach of natural flood defences and individual building resilience to tackle increased flood risk caused by climate change.
  • Industry opinion

    Was the light bulb the death of building design? asks Lee Marshall, Chartered Engineer and Managing Director of Viridis