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Springfield villages honoured at national awards ceremony

HOUSEBUILDER Springfield has picked up two national awards for its flagship villages in Perth and Dundee. The UK-wide WhatHouse? Awards, held in London, recognised Springfield’s...

Scots consultancy launches new service to help reduce embodied carbon in construction

CONSTRUCTION consultancy Soben is urging industry-wide improvements to how carbon is calculated and reduced, as the firm launches a new carbon cost management service. The...

Scottish Water adopts low carbon concrete solutions on construction projects

SCOTTISH Water has revealed how it is cutting carbon emissions from construction projects by using new concrete technology. Two new types of concrete have been...

Taking local residents and businesses on our journey to net zero

By Ian Manson, chief executive of Clyde Gateway FOR Clyde Gateway, Scotland’s most ambitious regeneration project, there has been an increased focus on creating new...

‘Crucial’ work underway in Glasgow as part of £120m rail investment

A modular feeder station is being installed by engineers from Network Rail and SPL in Glasgow. The 'crucial' piece of work comes as part of...

Warning that skills shortages could create challenges for green heating plans

'SIGNIFICANT' investment is needed to ensure there is a sufficiently skilled workforce to install new domestic heating technology and met net zero targets safely,...

Actuate UK calls for ‘focused and consistent policy approach’ to achieve carbon targets

ACTUATE UK is calling on the UK Government to work with engineering services to help deliver net zero ambitions, as COP27 gets underway in...

Putting sustainability into practice with road bridges

Steve Duthie, associate director at Altrad RMD Kwikform, says the future of temporary works’ solutions for road bridge construction lies in sustainable products and...

Further award recognition for Hydro Ness energy project

HIGHLAND Council's sustainable energy project Hydro Ness has won another national award. The council was one of 12 organisations across Scotland to be praised for...

Three-year project to examine English woodlands for new construction resources

A consortium of timber construction and engineering specialists is exploring ways to boost the use of English hardwood forest products across the built environment. The...

Steel and cladding specialist recognised for circular economy efforts

KR Group flew the flag for Scotland's construction industry at the recent VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2022 after being shortlisted in the ‘Circular...

Highland Council to undertake energy performance assessments on property portfolio

ENERGY performance assessments of the Highland Council's property portfolio are set to be undertaken. The local authority said the work will directly support and inform...

Glasgow homes set for £6.4m worth of energy efficiency improvements

OVER £6.4 million of energy-efficient improvements in Glasgow homes are to be delivered across 2022/23. It comes after Glasgow City Council accepted the award of...

Turner & Townsend warns against compromising net zero goals in face of economic pressures

A new report from Turner & Townsend has revealed that the threat of recession should not prompt construction firms to compromise on their sustainability...

Green light for Passivhaus Dundee community campus plans

PLANS by Holmes Miller for an integrated educational and community campus for the east end of Dundee have been approved. The East End Community Campus,...

Housing association hosts visit to sustainable Gauldry development

KINGDOM Housing Association recently hosted North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie, councillor Jonny Tepp, and representatives from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)...

The future of offices

By Dave Kelman, project director for Crosswind Developments While we can’t predict with any real certainty what our offices will look like in the future,...

West Lothian park project honoured for sustainable credentials

A landfill reclamation project on the edge of Winchburgh, West Lothian, has won the UK’s Best Sustainable/Urban Regeneration/Infrastructure Scheme at the Environmental Analyst’s Brownfield...

Recycled brick innovation wins international sustainability award

KENOTEQ'S K-Briq, a brick made from more than 90% construction waste material, has won the public vote in the 2022 Dezeen Sustainability Award. The product...

Equivalent MOT system for homes could aid zero carbon ambitions

AN equivalent MOT system for homes could help Scotland to achieve zero carbon goals and save energy, a former president of the Royal Incorporation...