• One in Four

    The CIOB report Understanding Mental Health in the Built Environment shows 26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019 – before the Covid-19 pandemic had hit the industry – and 97% recorded being stressed at least once in the last year.
  • Inside out

    REHAU is advising that contractors consider fire safety regulations more closely alongside acoustic performance when specifying soil and waste drainage solutions for high-rise developments.
  • Storing Up Problems

    An RCPCH report underlines the importance of indoor air quality and suggests all built environment agencies invest in public health
  • Help is at Hand

    Mental health first aid trainer Sally Desborough discusses the difference that having this on-site can make
  • Lighting Checklist

    Steve Gardner, Managing Director of Ecolighting UK, says poor lighting can put the health of the workforce at risk
  • Honorary Fellowship Award

    Congratulations Kyran Sze, CABE Hong Kong Chapter Chair, for his award of Honorary Fellowship by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
  • Fire Safety Risk of Hand Sanitiser

    Alcohol-based hand sanitisers used in the fight against Covid-19 are flammable.
  • NICE air quality

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidance Indoor air quality
    at home noted that as we spend 90% of our lives inside, poor air quality within buildings affects our health.
  • Under pressure

    Research into the cracking of concrete arch dams due to uplift pressure and seismic load by academics Mohammed Noori Hussein, Dr. Muhammad Jawad Kadhim and Dr. Thair Jabbar Mizhir Alfatlawi.
  • Breathing bad

    Understanding how to maintain workers’ respiratory safety when cutting tiles is key to meeting the updated EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits.
  • Do something great

    The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) shares three experts’ top career advice.
  • At what cost

    CHAS, supply chain risk management experts, add up the importance of contractor health and safety in the construction industry.
  • False economy

    Mark Beard, Executive Chair of Beard, argues that if procurement standards were higher, the industry would be forced to work harder and do better.
  • The briefing

    News and views from the industry. Leading the way in the crisis. As the situation changes on a daily basis, you can keep up to date with developments from a trusted source at cbuilde.com.
  • Design for the Mind

    BSI’s Robert Turpin asserts that inclusivity and accessibility in the built environment needs to consider neurodiversity.
  • Coronavirus and construction

    Employers and contractors have much to consider when trying to mitigate the effects of coronavirus on business.
  • Building to a head

    Janice Warman examines why the industry has such a poor track record on mental health and, importantly, what is being done about it.
  • Smart thinking

    Planet Smart City offers a case study of Smart City Laguna where digital, social and building innovations meet.
  • Good vibrations

    Board member of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), Mark Scaife, discusses the importance of acoustics, noise and vibration on wellbeing in schools, hospitals and the workplace.
  • Noise nuisance

    Peter Wilson, Echo Barrier’s Technical Director, explains how adhering to Building Regulations alone will not protect hearing and neither will it design out all unwanted noise.