• The long and winding road

    With the UK Prime Minister setting out an amended path to net zero, Matt Lamy asks the experts how this will affect the construction industry and the drive for retrofitting
  • The cosy house

    A Dutch concept for retrofitting homes with off-site components is seizing the imagination of social landlords. Huw Morris reports
  • 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.
  • Expert opinion

    CABE’s Technical Director Richard Harral and CIBSE’s Chief Technical Officer 
    Dr Hywel Davies discuss key challenges for industry professionals following the Building Safety Act 2022 in England (BSA).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow

    Far-reaching safety legislation and grand ethical aspirations mark a revolution in the industry, but how does it fit with the personal, day-to-day experience of the job? Integrity may seem like a small thing, but it has mighty consequences, as Denise Chevin discovers.
  • From library to learning

    Arcadis’ Lenders, Investors and Insurers (LII) team's heritage professionals were collaborators in a highly-commended project that restored and conserved the Grade II listed Old Library in Liverpool into a new childcare nursery and community space.
  • Forewarned is forearmed

    This year’s earthquakes in Turkey and Syria highlighted how disaster can strike at any minute. Yet catastrophes come in many guises, from global to local. Huw Morris reports on a new mindset to help built environment professionals
  • The appliance of science

    Understanding building engineering and energy, as well as people, is key to a green future. Denise Chevin talks to Dr Deborah Adkins about her research into making our homes more sustainable.
  • How extreme weather is taking its toll on foundations

    Denise Chevin reviews the NHBC Foundation’s report Building Foundation Solutions – Future Proofing Against Climate Change. It focuses on foundation design and its application in making new homes more resilient to the effects of extreme weather events caused by climate change.
  • The crisis in Britain’s waterways

    Huw Morris reports on how England’s rivers and waterways are in crisis thanks to a cocktail of pollution, poor management, inadequate enforcement and absence of planning
  • Retrofit: more than piecemeal solutions

    Climate charity Ashden tells Building Engineer’s editor Rebecca Davies-Nash that retrofit is such an overwhelming and critical issue that it deserves more than piecemeal solutions
  • Building design and neurodiversity

    It has been proven time and time again that buildings have a massive impact on how people think and feel – but how can building design capitalise on this better, asks Peter Crush