Evidence suggests that green space is good for us bringing physical and mental health benefits and a range of positive social, environmental and equity outcomes. But how best to deliver these benefits with finite resources? We look for guidance...
Think of a skyscraper and you likely envisage a imposing monolithic structure made of steel and glass. Strong, sturdy, predictable. Dull? But a new wave of buildings are turning to a more traditional building material – timber – to deliver imaginative and eco-friendly projects, even at altitude.
What makes a city street “tick”? What gives it that essential but elusive quality of a desirable “ambience”?
The Swedish-headquartered purveyor of MALMs, EKTORPs and BILLY bookcases is set to make a play for the smart lighting market with its new TRÅDFRI range. With BSRIA estimating that the smart home and light market in the UK is set to grow by almost 30% in 2017 is it time to start specifying smart tech? We look to shed some light on the subject.
ICE’s State of the Nation 2017 report looks at how advances in digital technology and data are transforming how we design, deliver and operate infrastructure.
Simple measures can easily be included in new buildings, and retrofitted to old, to help reduce householders' water usage often at little or no cost to the developer. We explore key considerations when designing for the efficient use of water.
Improving air quality, increasing natural light and introducing greenery can have a real and significant impact on your employees and the company's bottom line too.
4D Hyperlocal - A cultural toolkit for the open-source city is a thought-provoking collection of essays on how the digital construction revolution is reimagining urban design, planning and community engagement as it goes.
Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes the substance hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility. Thus concrete is brittle and prone to cracks if too much weight is applied. What if it could be more bendable?
The volume of natural resources used in buildings and transport infrastructure increased 23-fold between 1900 and 2010. Globally, there are now 800 billion tonnes of natural resource “stock” tied up in these constructions, two-thirds of it in industrialised nations alone.
Building successful UK sectors in smart cities, cyber and physical security and realising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of the Digital Built Britain initiative. But what is the IoT and how can construction make the most of the opportunities it affords?
The green agenda has moved on. So, what does it mean to build sustainably today? Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability attempts to reconnect the wider environmental ecosystem and drive change.