• Against the grain

    Andrew Pitman, Senior Principal Technical Consultant from BM TRADA, says it’s vital to understand the relationship between timber and water and how to account for these factors in building design and construction
  • Levelling up?

    Ashden’s new policy briefing shows pathways to change for domestic retrofit and examples of regional trailblazers setting best practices for homes across the northeast of England.
  • In the mix

    The circular economy of cement could be worth €110bn by 2050, says a report from McKinsey & Company.
  • Food for thought

    PlanRadar’s UK Director Rob Norton believes ease-of-use is the only thing that will accelerate technology adoption in the construction industry and address pockets of resistance/
  • The lie of the land

    Residential surveyors are crucial to helping people understand property. But the profession has plenty of challenges, finds Huw Morris
  • Covering all angles

    Colin Potter, Technical and Development Manager for Robust Details, offers another approach to Part E and ensuring sound compliance.
  • Continuous improvement

    Soft skills, such as being able to communicate effectively and manage time, play a vital role in an individual’s career and the work produced by the whole team.
  • Industry opinion

    Current government policies aside, the net zero by 2050 target is a legal obligation, and that is a huge problem for green skills. David Pierpoint, Chief Executive at The Retrofit Academy, may have a solution
  • Ahead of the curve

    IStructE’s Will Arnold and Patrick Hayes have a plan for reducing embodied carbon and material reuse that may feel like a bold vision of the future, but it is achievable, notes Denise Chevin
  • At the forefront of change

    CABE is delighted to host a new event for 2023, co-locating with CIBSE’s Build2Perform at ExCeL London on 5-6 December.
  • Being heard

    Research from Zutec and Createmaster has shown many UK tenants and leaseholders are living with outstanding maintenance issues in their homes.
  • Another brick in the wall

    The National Audit Office says around 700,000 children in England are studying in schools requiring major rebuilding or refurbishment, with many posing a critical risk to health and safety.
  • Testing patience

    News in August that the UK will indefinitely retain the EU’s product safety mark on some products piqued interest throughout the industry.
  • Threat secured?

    Nation-state cyber attacks are on the rise and construction businesses are at risk, says Luke Potter, Chief Operating Officer at CovertSwarm.
  • Testing, testing

    SOCOTEC UK considers what documentation is now required for a fire risk assessment.
  • CROSSUK - Report 1224

    Collaborative reporting for safer structures. Report 1224: RAAC assessment undertaken by persons not suitably experienced. A poor reinforced aerated autoclaved concrete (RAAC) assessment potentially put building users at risk from RAAC plank failures.
  • Industry opinion

    Greg Smith, Technical Operations Manager at CSG Recovery, says businesses must be educated to sort and separate hazardous waste to maximise recycling potential.
  • What a waste

    A new report from Qflow reveals that one in three legally-required waste transfer notes are non-compliant, revealing huge gaps in our understanding of how waste is managed in the construction sector.