Pioneering architect Duncan Baker-Brown makes the case for sustainable architecture and argues that we cannot afford to be wasteful
Future of Construction
The face of the UK construction industry is changing. BIM technology and 3D printing, as well as increased government spend into infrastructure and waste management, means significant growth and the move towards a circular economy looks promising. However, economic benefits of change will only be realised once issues of workforce recruitment, supply chain relationships, greater transparency and lean construction are placed higher up the agenda.
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UK infrastructure is in urgent need of renewal and major building projects represent an opportunity to kick-start the construction industry as it emerges from the Great Recession. Mike Scott reports
From 3D printing to toothbrushes, innovative and sometimes offbeat building materials are changing the face of construction. Stephen Cousins has Raconteur’s top five
Construction and demolition, the largest producers of waste in the UK, may only be paying lip service to green initiatives, writes Jim McClelland