Government Construction Strategy

A welcome sustainability focus, but short on value-delivering measures?   I’m not sure, how many people have taken time over coffee to look at the Government’s Construction Strategy for 2016-20, published this week ? For me it was unsurprising in pledging £1.7bn of efficiency savings on its projects by 2020 balanced by a plan to … Continue reading “Government Construction Strategy”

Healthy places through urban transport

Transport is both a problem and a solution for some of society’s biggest challenges including climate change, rising chronic diseases and growing healthcare expenditure. It was implicated in 3.7 million deaths from ambient air pollution in 2012 and annually results in 1.3 million deaths from road crashes.(1,2) Transportation infrastructure is also a major contributor to … Continue reading “Healthy places through urban transport”

Pre-demolition and Pre-refurbishment Audits

Find out how funding from the BRE Trust has allowed researcher Kathryn Adams to drive resource efficiency on refurbishment and demolition project. Pre-demolition and pre-refurbishment audits provide clients with independent advice about the products and materials that can be reused or recycled prior to demolition or major refurbishment. The client can then use this report … Continue reading “Pre-demolition and Pre-refurbishment Audits”