3D printing in construction: is it worth the hype?

Many predict 3D printing could help revolutionise the way we approach construction in the built environment, but how much truth is there to this claim? With nations around the world…

Human-centred design 101: here’s what it means for architectural design

Applying human-centric design principles to our buildings and structures can have a wide range of benefits for both their occupants and the environment. Society and the built environment are intrinsically…

All buildings great and small: the spectacular rise of tiny homes

What are tiny homes, and why is this radical approach to homeowning starting to pick up momentum and popularity in the UK? The UK is currently experiencing a housing crisis,…

How the built environment can bridge the green skills gap

Here are 8 ways governments, organisations and individuals can work together to close the skills gap. Making net zero a reality by 2050 will require an enormous effort from businesses,…

Diagnosing the green skills gap: 5 factors fuelling the shortage

The green skills gap is holding back the built environment’s sustainability efforts. Here’s where it’s come from, and why we need to solve it. The built environment is about to…

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. Prefabrication isn’t exactly the same as offsite…

What is the BRRRR method (and how does it work)?

The BRRRR method has emerged as a popularity alternative to traditional house flipping investment strategies. Here’s why. The COVID-19 pandemic, energy crisis and economic downturn have turned the global housing…

What is DfMA (and what does it mean for construction)?

Adopting the Design for Manufacture and Assembly approach can help construction firms maximise efficiency and ensure the future of the built environment is sustainable. Construction is evolving. From off-site construction and…

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…

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…

Built environment careers and the advantages of a vocational degree

Pursuing a built environment career? A vocational degree can give you the right combination of hands-on experience and qualifications. When you’re pursuing a career in the built environment, the right…