• Energy security criticised

    Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment, has criticised the government’s energy security plans.
  • Time for change

    Professor Carlos Moreno has won the third OBEL Award with his theory of user-friendly urban areas
  • Changing attitudes at McCann

    McCann’s mental health and wellbeing support strategy is setting the pace for a welcome change of attitude in construction
  • What is biophilic design?

    What is biophilic design, how does it change human psychology and why is it necessary to consider it as part of the built environment?
  • Springfield partners with Lighthouse Club

    Scottish housebuilder Springfield Group and construction industry charity Lighthouse Club, have announced a 12-month partnership. Springfield staff, subcontractors and their families will have free access to trained professionals who can support them on subjects ranging from financial to mental health and wellbeing.
  • When banter becomes bullying

    Data from staff members of 88 UK construction companies found that one in five employees have suffered from bullying in the last year. It also found that bullying was worse for those starting out in the industry, with half of 21- to 24-year-olds being bullied. Non-UK citizens are almost twice as likely to be bullied at work, with 31% of non-UK passport holders falling victim against 18% of UK citizens.
  • CABE marks National Apprentice Week

    This week (7-13 February) marks the 15th Annual National Apprenticeship Week. CABE is committed to apprenticeships and wants to take the time to celebrate its own apprentices. Building Engineer takes a closer look at what inspired them in the first place.
  • Drinking water affected by lead pipes

    The annual drinking water quality report, published by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), shows drinking water in England and Wales is safe, reliable and meeting the DWI’s stringent high standards. However, it also shows many properties can still be affected by lead pipes, mostly found in older homes, and lead solder, which some plumbers are using illegally.