Technology will define the future of sustainability

Technology is going to make or break any attempt to achieve a sustainable built environment. Here’s why. The built environment has a mountain to climb to address its impact on…

COP28: the good, the bad, and the ugly

In this guest article, UCEM’s Jessica Gordon-Calvert gives her personal reaction to the fallout from December’s international climate conference. By Jessica Gordon-Calvert, Sustainability Education & Engagement Officer From an outsider’s…

12 sustainable alternatives to traditional concrete

Concrete, the second most-consumed substance in the world behind water, is also one of the most damaging to the environment. Here are 12 sustainable alternatives. The sector-wide push to realise…

The pros and cons of carbon offsetting: is it just another form of greenwashing?

Is carbon offsetting actually having a positive impact on the environment, or is it just another way businesses avoid taking real action? Sustainability is in a state of transition. As…

Building climate competency: how UCEM is leading the way in professional sustainability education

A key ethos of UCEM’s Vision & Strategy to 2025 is to work collaboratively with those across the built environment sector, and part of this is to help shape major…

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…

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.…

Dr Afolabi Dania

Construction techniques and technology: a guest blog featuring Dr Afolabi Dania, MSc Construction Management programme Leader at UCEM

In this latest guest blog, we speak with Dr Afolabi Dania about his background in the construction industry, the key topics he teaches throughout the MSc Construction Management programme and…