Specifying Innovative & Sustainable Systems

Collaboration was the order of the day at the Sustainability Theme Group Meeting on Specifying Innovative and Sustainable Systems.  The workshop, delivered in partnership with the Innovation Gateway and hosted at the BRE Innovation Park, looked at how innovative solutions move from concept to widespread implementation and use within the built environment.  With over 40 … Continue reading “Specifying Innovative & Sustainable Systems”

Three fantastic innovations we’ll be exploring on 4 May

The Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group is teaming up with Innovation Gateway to bring you a session on innovative and sustainable solutions and how these are specified. The workshop taking place at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford will look at some best practice examples of where innovative solutions have been trialled and implemented on … Continue reading “Three fantastic innovations we’ll be exploring on 4 May”

Astins Plasterboard Waste Sustainable Improvement Study

The construction industry has rapidly developed in recent years, but arguably is still lagging behind other industries. With the recent publications of the government’s Construction 2025 targets, the industry is under the spotlight to collaborate to meet the government’s expectations. With Plasterboard as one of the most widely used materials in the industry, Astins has, … Continue reading “Astins Plasterboard Waste Sustainable Improvement Study”

Things we learnt about healthy buildings and wellness

On 31st January 2017 the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group explored healthy buildings and wellness. Chaired by Paul Toyne and hosted by Aecom – at their Aldgate Tower offices which has been designed to meet the very latest standards in healthy buildings and wellness, over 35 people across the whole value chain gathered to discuss … Continue reading “Things we learnt about healthy buildings and wellness”

Some quick thoughts on Infrastructure and the Circular Economy

Here is a quick and personal SWOT assessment of where the circular economy approach sits in infrastructure delivery right now: Strength Weakness Readily builds on pre-existing LEAN and materials efficiency work Wow! Factor and lots of momentum for implementation Unifying concept that can align all aspects of people, planet, profit strategies Driver for programme-level visibility … Continue reading “Some quick thoughts on Infrastructure and the Circular Economy”

Delivering Sustainability Digitally

On 4th October the Constructing Excellence theme groups on Digital Construction and Sustainability got together at the Turner & Townsend London offices to look at Delivering Sustainability Digitally.  Chaired by Paul Toyne the session explored how digital technologies and data can provide evidence to support sustainable decision making.  BIM (Building Information Modelling) was a key … Continue reading “Delivering Sustainability Digitally”

The Circular Economy Revisited

After an oversubscribed session in February the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group revisited the subject of the Circular Economy in Construction on 7th July. The expert speakers were, Robert Spencer, Director of Sustainability, Environment (EMEA) at AECOM, Gilli Hobbs, Director of Resource Efficiency at BRE and Clare Ollerenshaw, Circular Economy Manager at the London Waste … Continue reading “The Circular Economy Revisited”

Green Construction Board revamped

The government-backed Green Construction Board has been revamped to take on its role as the sustainability workstream of the Construction Leadership Council. Under the chairmanship of Mike Putnam, chief executive of Skanska UK, the GCB’s role is to provide leadership and action to enable the whole value construction, infrastructure and built environment chain to embrace … Continue reading “Green Construction Board revamped”