Material innovation for greener buildings

Hannah Waters, a freelance writer covering topics related to construction, sustainability and society, explores how architects and designers are responding to the current threats facing our planet through their choice of building materials.

How do architects design for temperature regulation?

Amy Hodgetts from Daikin, talks to Building Products about how architects can accommodate the need for temperature control in the buildings that they design

Building a better future: transforming construction

Construction is a significant part of the UK economy. However, we could be getting more from our built environment. There are a number of issues within the sector that are holding us back. What are the problems? What causes them? What’s the solution? Here’s a closer look at transforming construction.

Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: is it enough?

Stephen Horin, managing director at Bushbury Cladding, delves into the recent announcement and the reaction, and asks is it enough?

Digitisation of the heat network customer interface

With new customer apps and cloud-based solutions hitting the market this year, heat network metering, billing and payment is about to go digital says Anthony Coates-Smith, managing director of Insite Energy, specialists in metering, billing and payment services for heat networks

New ‘combustibles’ legislation: an informed policy for timber construction?

Following the government’s decision to restrict the use of combustible materials in the external walls of new buildings over 18m tall from last December, Jeremy English, considers the impact of the legislation and the immediate and longer-term implications to the construction sector.

How employers in construction can protect their staff’s mental health

Daniel Ure from online PPE retailer, Vizwear, says that addressing mental health problems needs to be at the top of an employer’s list of priorities.

Top three benefits of modular builds

While modular builds won’t mean new housing estates springing up in a matter of hours, it will considerably reduce the wait. However, that is just one of the benefits of a pre-fabricated approach, as Nick Cowley, managing director of uPVC windows and doors expert, Euramax, explains.

Eighty-one per cent of SMEs say digitisation boosts output but many...

New TomTom Telematics research highlights large number of SMEs frustrated at workflow inefficiency and turning to automation to improve productivity, communication and cost

Energy Positive Buildings: The Future of Construction

Emily Sotudeh from Innovate UK introduces the UK’s first energy positive classroom