Has the Grenfell tragedy made construction safer?

The Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 72 people, underscoring the limitations of building regulations and a lax attitude towards fire safety. So what’s changed since?

Can the circular economy in construction really work?

Sustainability requires a change in mindset as it’s not just a process of replacing materials with green alternatives. But can a circular economy ever be the norm for mass construction?

Is BAMB the future of sustainable building?

Buildings constructed with reusable materials create added value in an industry where sustainability is increasingly in the spotlight

The new role of the architect in prefab housing

Building with prefabricated and modular units made off site has the potential to provide good-quality homes and offices built for the mainstream market at speed

Only way is down when you can’t build up

Billionaires are building basements in Kensington and Chelsea, but going underground poses considerable challenges – not just cost

Renewable materials, remanufacturing and the circular economy

Designing buildings using good quality materials which can later be reused or recycled gives permanence a temporary nature

Climate change is transforming the way we build

Ingenious solutions to the impact on buildings of climate change are redesigning the landscape – and changing the way we live and work

Construction is facing a new era of green builds

As the UK construction industry strives to rebuild itself to deliver the new homes and infrastructure the country needs, new money and new metrics apply