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Swansea Tidal Bay Lagoon

Chinese contractor thrown off Swansea Bay

25 May 16

Client will now retender £300m marine works contract

Crown Estate floats world's largest windfarm

17 May 16

Project would be built 25 kilometers off Scotland’s east coast

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Heathrow lays out green plan for third runway

17 May 16

Airport pledges several initiatives to reduce noise and improve air quality

Hastings Pier

In pics: Fire-ravaged Hastings pier re-opens

9 May 16

dRMM and Ramboll-designed £14.2m revamp is now open to visitors

nuclear

Horizon seeks consultants for £10bn Welsh nuclear plant

28 Apr 16

Horizon Nuclear Power begins search for management roles on Wylfa Newydd project

Floods

Protect homes from flooding, industry tells Lords

25 Apr 16

Architects and engineers argue new developments put pressure on overloaded drainage systems and infrastructure

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Berkeley to become 'carbon positive'

9 May 16

Housebuilder will slash its carbon emissions and boost its use of green energy

Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

Zero carbon homes could be re-introduced

27 Apr 16

House of Lords votes against government plans to scrap zero carbon homes requirement

Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

Bonfield Review due next month

22 Apr 16

Energy savings scheme report carried out by BRE chief expected to focus on consumers

Analysis

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Sustainability: Energy efficiency

5 Apr 16

We all know the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings, yet the amount of investment in carbon reduction is still well below the level needed to hit upcoming targets

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Construction materials: Past our peak?

23 Mar 16

It turns out that the construction industry is using substantially less ‘stuff’ than it was 15 years ago. Is this a blip or a victory for resource-efficiency?

The Co-op’s 3D Reid-designed headquarters in Manchester

The green business case

8 Mar 16

Since its election last year the Conservative government has cut back a lot of sustainability legislation. But can sticking with the eco-building agenda benefit construction firms’ business model anyway?

Housing

Ecobuild: Programme preview

7 Mar 16

The ongoing struggle to build homes, the business case for sustainability and how to drag construction efficiency into this century are just some of the themes of Ecobuild 2016

Community Opinion

Sadiq Khan

Online poll: Housing quota

25 May 16

Should London mayor Sadiq Khan take a tough line on affordable housing quotas for new developments? Vote here

Chris Tinker

Housebuilding: For starters…

25 May 16

The government’s pledge to create 200,000 starter homes by 2020 is ambitious, and must be paired with clear regulation from the off to avoid confusion and delays

Rudi Klein

Someone to watch over SMEs

24 May 16

The government is preparing to appoint a small business commissioner to provide advice and consider complaints on payment issues. But how much power will they really have?

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Flood resilience – built in, not an afterthought

23 May 16 | By David Balmforth

How can we build new homes without increasing the flood risk of existing communities further downstream?

Dave Cheshire

Is the circular economy the way forward?

20 May 16 | By David Cheshire

Construction should look at a more circular approach to reduce the amount of waste it generates

Michael Dall

It’s not all doom and gloom

18 May 16 | By Michael Dall

A Brexit is a real economic risk but a vote to remain could see sunshine replace the gloom in the second half of the year

Qatar workers

Online poll: Qatar workers

18 May 16

Is Qatar doing enough to improve construction workers’ safety? Vote here