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The ‘should cost’ model – its benefits and how to build one

2021-05-24T05:00:00+01:00By Jonathan Stewart, Sara Boonham, Nicola Herring and James Garner

While standard cost models are limited to initial delivery, this new, greener approach – recommended by the government’s construction playbook – extends to whole-life costs (and even carbon), providing a more comprehensive overview of what constitutes good value. By Jonathan Stewart, Sara Boonham, Nicola Herring and James Garner of Gleeds

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Post covid, what kinds of offices will clients want?

2021-04-29T05:00:00+01:00By David Blackman

Property experts tell Building Boardroom that space requirements won’t shrink significantly, but the type of space needed will change to high-quality provision with openable windows, more social space and better bike facilities, with a boom in less central locations

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The Building Safety Regulator: What will it look like?

2021-03-25T09:01:00+00:00By

We talk to Peter Baker, the new chief inspector of buildings about the shape of the new organisation that will oversee building safety

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Whole life carbon assessments: What you need to know

2021-03-16T05:00:00+00:00By

The London Plan now requires a whole lifecycle assessment as a condition of planning. We examine the implications for the industry

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Does the QS have a future?

2021-02-25T05:00:00+00:00By

Building Boardroom asks Willmott Dixon’s northern MD and a QS by training, Anthony Dillon, about the changing role of the profession within the industry

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What the Future Buildings Standard means for the industry

2021-02-01T06:00:00+00:00By

The consultation on reducing energy use in non domestic buildings has been a long time coming. We examine the implications of the main proposals

Net Zero Report

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Net zero and commercial property: Bruntwood case study

2021-01-18T05:00:00+00:00By

Building Boardroom’s exclusive Net Zero Report continues with a further case study, this time into innovation park specialist Bruntwood, to find out how the zero carbon agenda is affecting developers of commercial property

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Net zero and the education sector

2021-01-11T05:00:00+00:00By

Building Boardroom’s exclusive Net Zero Report continues its sector by sector look into the impact of the new carbon agenda. Here we look at the education sector, talking to the head of energy for UK schools, Hershil Patel

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Net zero for the public sector: How Scape is responding to the demand

2020-12-14T05:00:00+00:00By

Building Boardroom’s exclusive Net Zero Report continues its sector breakdown of what the new zero carbon agenda means for construction companies. Here we talk to Chris Clarke of public sector delivery partner Scape about meeting the net zero challenge

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Net zero for blue-chip developers: British Land case study

2020-12-07T05:00:00+00:00By

The latest case study in our Building Boardroom exclusive Net Zero Report is British Land. How are blue-chip developers adapting to the new zero carbon targets? We asked Philip Tait, who is leading the Canada Water megascheme

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Net zero and the social housing sector: Optivo case study

2020-11-30T05:00:00+00:00By

Building Boardroom’s exclusive Net Zero Report continues with a further case study, this time on Optivo, to find out how the zero carbon agenda is affecting the social housing sector

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Net zero and the logistics sector: Prologis case study

2020-11-24T05:00:00+00:00By

Building Boardroom’s exclusive Net Zero Report continues with a series of case studies into companies from different sectors of the built environment. Here, we look at distribution centre developer Prologis

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Net zero – where are we up to so far?

2020-11-18T05:00:00+00:00By

With the built environment contributing over 40% of UK emissions, the sector must act fast to meet government targets – as well as occupier demands – on zero carbon. This first section offers a summary of the findings of our exclusive net zero report

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What is net zero?

2020-11-18T05:00:00+00:00By

It can be hard to get to grips with the changing new emissions targets for the built environment. Never fear: here’s all you need to know

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Net zero – how are we going to get there?

2020-11-18T05:00:00+00:00By

What kinds of methods can reduce emissions in both offices and – the biggest problem for retrofitting – also homes? And what are the costs involved?