‘Concrete is likely to continue to be the primary volume construction material for most structural applications and its use is likely to grow in future. Portland cement (PC) and blended PCs are currently the only economic binders for concrete that can match the performance and durability requirements under the wide range of conditions to which … Continue reading “Research on novel cements to reduce CO2 emissions”
Although relatively new to Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), BRE Global has established a firm foundation in this area, working with a number of companies that are now nearly ready to field-test their new products. We asked John Holden of BRE Global about the company’s ETV scheme. Q. Tell us about BRE Global and your areas … Continue reading “Engaging with environmental innovators – BRE Global’s ETV scheme”
Singing the praises of BREEAM at the University of Bristol’s Berkeley Square refurbishment.
HMS Victory not all oak! One of the most famous warships in the world under Admiral Lord Nelsons command at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 ensured HMS Victory’s place in the history books. We know the oak forests of Britain were harvested to build the fleet that ensure Britannia ruled the waves in the … Continue reading “11 things you didn’t know about wood!”
The recent Building magazine / Ecobuild roundtable ‘The New Normal: Redefining Sustainability’ threw up a mixed response in terms of what does sustainability really mean.