A guide to retrofitting (and how it could help us reach net zero)

Retrofitting could be the answer to how the built environment addresses its role in the climate crisis whilst satisfying demand for new buildings and houses. The UK has a problem…

Are mixed-use developments the future of construction?

Mixed-use environments could provide the solution to several of the biggest challenges facing the built environment. Here’s how. For several years, the UK has been in the middle of what…

16 sustainable and cost-effective building materials

These 16 innovative and eco-friendly materials can help the construction industry address its role in the climate crisis. The built environment is one of the single most pollutive sectors in…

What is lean construction (and why should you adopt it)?

When applied to the construction industry, the lean methodology can help businesses reduce waste while maximising cost and resource efficiency. The construction industry is facing a conundrum. As a consumer…

A guide to prefabrication (and how it’s transforming construction)

While prefabrication is emerging as a sustainable innovation in the construction industry, it’s actually a concept that’s been around for thousands of years. Construction is a complex and multi-faceted process.…

Smart buildings, explained – here’s what they mean for the built environment

Smart buildings could represent the intelligent, connected and sustainable future of the built environment. The built environment is no stranger to digital transformation. Just as technology is revolutionising processes across…

What are the modern methods of construction (and how do they work)?

Find out the new and innovative trends that are helping the construction sector address its impact on the climate crisis. To address the worsening climate crisis, we need immediate and…

Net zero carbon buildings explained: here’s why they matter

If we’re to address our role in the ongoing climate crisis, the built environment needs to explore and champion the potential for net zero carbon buildings. In 2023, the UK…

Modular construction 101: here’s how it’s making buildings sustainable

Modular construction isn’t just another design fad – it’s a growing trend with huge potential to help us realise a sustainable built environment. Construction is under greater pressure than ever…

To retrofit or not to retrofit: what’s the debate around the M&S Oxford Street demolition?

Marks and Spencer have been embroiled in a dispute with the government that has raised questions around sustainability and the built environment. Here’s what’s happened. In July of this year,…

The concrete crisis: what’s being done to address RAAC risks?

What is RAAC, the building material at the centre of the UK concrete crisis, and what is the UK government doing to address safety risks? Last month, just days before…