• Silver Lining

    Patrick Scannell, Senior Project Manager at Buildots, asks if Covid-19 will prove a catalyst for change in construction.
  • Earthquake forecasting

    Naturally-formed balancing boulders could be used to help scientists to forecast large earthquakes more precisely. Precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) are found throughout the world (characterised by a slender boulder on a pedestal boulder) and have survived earthquake shaking over thousands of years
  • Digital Systems

    To accelerate and streamline its operations, contractor Sir Robert McAlpine has adopted a common data environment (CDE) from SaaS provider Business Collaborator (BC), now part of Bentley Systems. It will drive end-to-end project and asset information management across new projects, and enable a single, unique data source to be accessed by Sir Robert McAlpine and its supply chain partners. 
  • Immune Building Standard

    Liviu Tudor, President of the European Property Federation, has studied infection control measures in hospitals and created an open source platform for assessing and improving a building’s operations in response to Covid-19.
  • Decarbonising heat

    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has launched a five-clear-steps Training Strategy for plumbing and heating engineers to support the wider adoption of heat pumps throughout the UK building stock.
  • Sixth sense

    Stacey Lucas, Commercial and Marketing Director at Sontay, explores how smart sensor technology can improve the indoor environment and create healthier, more energy-efficient buildings
  • Technologial advancements disrupting the global construction industry

    This extract from an EY white paper, co-authored by US-based CABE member Eric Ottinger ACABE, discusses how technology can increase a building’s efficiencies – including sustainability – and bring a critical business advantage
  • Affordable and accessible

    In September the Housing Secretary announced new investment to help the country “build back better”, including homes for social rent to help the most vulnerable.
  • Building regulations consultation

    The Department of Finance has launched a consultation on amending Building Regulations and associated technical booklets in relation to external fire spread on buildings.
  • Clear skies

    Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has capitalised on the recent Covid-19 lockdown and subsequent airspace restrictions to capture in excess of 130,000km2 across the UK and Ireland
  • Supporting the world

    Honeywell has reimagined the Atlas Building, a 1960s university building that has been brought up to date
  • Smart Safety

    The future of safety for building engineers and construction workers lies with technology, says Tended CEO Leo Scott Smith
  • Beauty Matters - Architectural Design

    Beauty Matters: Human Judgement and the Pursuit of New Beauties in Post-Digital Architecture (Architectural Design) examines the role of beauty in architecture. In this extract, world-renowned Architect Kazuyo Sejima discusses her work.
  • 2020 Vision

    How to undertake and interpret thermal imaging
  • Blueprint for construction products

    At the NBS Construction Product Leaders’ Summit, Dame Judith Hackitt noted that the construction supply chain must change to take maximum advantage of digital technology and made it clear construction materials manufacturers must improve their standards, processes and digital toolkit.
  • Living lab

    Scottish energy firm Biskit Controls has become the latest business to demonstrate an innovation in the Energy System Catapult’s 100-home Living Lab.
  • Chicken and EEGS

    Engineers are encouraging children to explore STEM-related careers through grant scheme.
  • Future proof

    When those with construction experience and expertise meet those with digital know-how, amazing things can happen says David Adams.
  • Brave new world

    Long promised as the key to the future of construction and engineering, uptake of digital advances has been thin on the ground, Elaine Knutt explores why.
  • BIM benefits

    Gary Pattison, Certification Technical Expert – BIM & Digital Construction at BSI notes the challenges and benefits of digital transformation.