More approved inspectors needed for safe housing

‘The system is in danger of collapse, which threatens to greatly reduce the construction of new homes’

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?

Five innovative ways to combat the housing crisis

From modular commuter villages to innovative finance models, developers are finding new, inventive solutions to tackle the UK housing crisis

Diversity in construction needs to be top priority

Diversity issues in construction are hardly new, but a greater representation of historically marginalised groups is vital and must happen sooner rather than later

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?

Will 3D printing revolutionise construction?

Dubai is pioneering the use of 3D printing in an effort to drive property sales and significant savings. But whether this marks the beginning of worldwide adoption remains to be seen

How to tackle organised crime in construction

Tales of mobsters running building sites are a staple of pop culture, but what threats do organised crime gangs pose to the construction industry and how can technology help overcome them?

The UK construction industry must get safer, for everyone

Not for the first time, the UK construction industry faces a perfect storm.