• New regulator at heart of building safety overhaul

    The Building Safety Bill, published on 5 July 2021, will create lasting generational change and set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.
  • Timber over concrete to help combat climate change

    Using wood in construction rather than concrete could help combat climate change, according to Gareth Mason, a Sales Director at pulp and paper company Stora Enso.
  • Circular economy showcase for start-ups

    How can chemical products can be made from renewable electricity, water and carbon dioxide, how can almost 100% of electronic waste can be recycled, and how can food approaching its use-by date still find buyers via an app?
  • 2021 Structural Awards finalists revealed

    The Institution of Structural Engineers has revealed the 2021 Structural Awards shortlist, showcasing work such as soaring modern skyscrapers, expansive stadia and highly detailed restoration work
  • New campaign puts global responsibility at the heart of engineering

    Engineers Without Borders UK, which is leading a movement to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering, has launched the 2020/21 cycle of the award-winning Engineering for People Design Challenge in partnership with Engineers Without Borders South Africa and Australia’s Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT).
  • Climate action coalition launches

    Following the sobering IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
  • Client guide for net zero carbon buildings

    As we all embrace the challenges of delivering net zero carbon buildings by 2050, the London Energy Transformation Initiative’s (LETI) new Client Guide for Net Zero Carbon Buildings pulls together key information from a number of LETI publications and gives advice on how to put the client, and the funders, at the centre of the project and encourages them to commit to a net zero carbon project.
  • CROSS urges reports of climate emergency related safety concerns

    Ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), taking place in Glasgow later this week, CROSS UK has developed a theme page to allow building professionals to share their experiences of climate emergency related safety issues for others to learn from.
  • New factory for ultra-low carbon modular buildings

    An Oxfordshire business that designs and builds ultra-low-carbon modular buildings has opened a new factory. Green Unit, which started life producing eco-buildings in farm sheds, has found a new home in a converted hangar
  • UK homes gain heat faster on hot days than European ones

    Smart home management company tado° has found that UK homes gain heat faster on hot days than European ones.
  • UK to recognise CE marking until 2023

    The UK government’s decision to continue recognising CE marking for a further 12 months has been welcomed by the DHF. It means that the UKCA mark will only become mandatory for goods placed on the market after 31 December 2022, rather than 2021 as previously announced.
  • Planning Gateway One comes into force

    Planning Gateway One – the first of a series of ‘gateway points’, and a key measure to ensure high-rise developments consider fire safety at the earliest stages of planning – came into force in August.
  • Social housing decarbonisation fund now open

    The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) opened in August
  • Innovative construction expert builds on success with honorary award

    An innovative construction expert has awarded an honorary degree by the University of Wolverhampton, an academic partner of CABE.
  • New tactile standard proposed

    The Tactile Information Co-ordination Group is working on a proposal for a new standard. Its purpose will be to ensure clarity and consistency in the provision of tactile information, thereby ensuring familiarity and consistency for users.
  • UK government publishes its hydrogen strategy

    The UK government wants up to 3m homes to be powered by hydrogen by 2030 as part of its decarbonisation strategy
  • Industry news round-up

    The Scottish government has announced a consultation on Building Regulations Energy Standards, which closes on 29 October. This follows the draft Heat in Buildings Strategy, which sets out the country’s vision for decarbonising heating and reducing energy demand.
  • Update from CABE President Stewart McArthur

    We are quickly approaching the end of the year and to some extent it feels like we have bypassed the summer.
  • Worth the Wait

    The delayed National Building & Construction Awards 2020 took place in July 2021, two days after most Covid-19 restrictions were lifted across England.
  • SPAB Search

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is searching for a select group to be Scholars in 2022.