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Ash Sakula zero carbon terrace

London's new zero carbon rules may catch firms out

30 Aug 16 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Oblivious developers ‘will need specialist help to avoid London offsetting fees’

Clugston Construction Kemsley power plant

Clugston and French partner bag £66m power plant

24 Aug 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor to deliver build and civil engineering works on power plant in Kent


Constructing Excellence to merge with BRE

17 Aug 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Constructing Excellence brand will remain but organisation will be wholly-owned by the BRE

Mersey Gateway bridge

Aecom forms research partnership after Mersey Gateway role

16 Aug 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Consultant teams up with University of Salford to conduct environmental research after role on £450m project

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Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16 | By Ike Ijeh

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet


Recycling timber: Wasting away

28 Oct 15 | By Ike Ijeh

We recycle just one-tenth of our waste wood - the rest ends up in landfill, meaning we lose out on the huge economic and environmental benefits of using the wood again

Hong Kong skyline

Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

25 Feb 15 | By Ike Ijeh

With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

23 Jul 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

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Ecobuild analysis

David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16 | By Dave Rogers

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

Loughbourgh Science and Enterprise Park

Let's love industrial estates

15 Aug 16 | By Darryl Chen

The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods

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Garden Bridge

Online poll: Garden Bridge

25 Aug 16

Should the government continue to underwrite London’s Garden Bridge? Vote here

Sustainable products


Ecobuild products: Tour the stands

Manufacturers are being challenged to develop a range of products that meet the more stringent demands of today’s built environment. Happily, they seem to be more than up to it, as these companies, exhibiting at Ecobuild, demonstrate

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Energy efficient products

Keep the Building Regulations people happy with our choice of the latest building products on the market, from energy efficient wall and loft insulation to low powered ventilation fans


Sustainable housing products

We appraise the best products for building energy-efficient homes, from insulated steel lintels to external wall insulation that’s fit for seaside locations

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Julian Sharpe

Designing offices for millennials

5 Aug 16 | By Julian Sharpe

The changing criteria for office design to attract and retain millennials


Paddington pole gets cut down to size

22 Jul 16 | By Sarah Richardson

From the Paddington Pole to Theresa May’s cabinet, both appear to be busily wielding an axe

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Simon Wyatt

Get the most from your EPC assessment

22 Jul 16 | By Simon Wyatt

Advice for property owners and asset managers concerned they will not be able to lease property with an EPC rating of F or G

Debbie Hobbs

Wellbeing: Going mainstream

15 Jul 16 | By Debbie Hobbs

It’s time for all of us to talk the language of health and wellbeing

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Future of Sustainability 2016 cover

Future of Sustainability 2016

1 Mar 16

Read this free Ecobuild 2016 preview and CPD module series as a digital supplement