Sustainable building is beautiful

Green buildings bring nature into urban spaces and have significant advantages in terms of energy-saving insulation, water management and combatting pollution

Top ten building innovations for civil engineers

New materials and energy, design approaches, as well as advances in digital technology and big data, are creating a wave of innovation within the construction industry. Here are ten of the most exciting developments

Changing world, changing rooms

At the most basic level, all rooms are the same – structurally, they have a floor, walls and a ceiling. However, that is not how people perceive the spaces in which they live, work and play. To us, all rooms are different

5 materials reshaping construction

From 3D printing to toothbrushes, innovative and sometimes offbeat building materials are changing the face of construction. Stephen Cousins has Raconteur’s top five