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What’s Halting the Uptake of New Green Technologies in Construction?
Green
Thursday March 2 2017

What’s Halting the Uptake of New Green Technologies in Construction?

The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identified the global failure of climate change policy to be the greatest risk to business and society over...

Is Conflict Brewing Between Mass Timber and Concrete?
Commercial
Thursday August 4 2016

Is Conflict Brewing Between Mass Timber and Concrete?

Efforts to spur the use of mass timber products as a safe and sustainable building material for mid-rise construction projects is already meeting with concerted pushback from the...

Can Concrete Be Environmentally-friendly?
Green
Monday July 11 2016

Can Concrete Be Environmentally-friendly?

Concrete – it’s literally the foundational material of the building and construction industry.

Canada’s Wood Tower a Game-changer for Construction
Technology
Tuesday June 21 2016

Canada’s Wood Tower a Game-changer for Construction

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada.

Researchers Create Building Blocks from Mushrooms
Green
Monday May 2 2016

Researchers Create Building Blocks from Mushrooms

We slice them on pizza, toss them in salad and sauté them in stirfrys, but the humble mushroom continues its surprising debut as a building material.

World Bank’s Groundbreaking Report on Resilient Building
Business
Tuesday April 12 2016

World Bank’s Groundbreaking Report on Resilient Building

The World Bank has launched a ground breaking publication on disaster mitigation and disaster recovery.

Creating Green Concrete Using Recycled Plastic
Green
Thursday March 17 2016

Creating Green Concrete Using Recycled Plastic

Finding substitutes for portland cement has recently emerged as one of the most widely investigated means for raising the sustainability and efficiency of concrete production.

Can Bamboo Make For More Sustainable Reinforced Concrete?
Green
Wednesday March 2 2016

Can Bamboo Make For More Sustainable Reinforced Concrete?

Composite bamboo materials could have a transformative impact upon the global construction sector by raising the sustainability and economy of key building materials such as reinforced...

Construction’s Impact on the Environment
Green
Tuesday March 1 2016

Construction’s Impact on the Environment

With the construction sector experiencing a resurgence in growth, especially since the start of 2015, it’s bound to have a detrimental impact on the environment.