Construction News

February 2008 - 8 news articles


Britain is ready for green construction

22/02/2008

The British public is ready to buy into alternative energy and wants more eco-friendly buildings, a survey has found.According to research by Standard Life, 96 per cent of people are either ready or ...

Ken reviews procurement progress

12/02/2008

Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has released the first review of progress in delivering the Greater London Authorities Responsible Procurement Policy.The evaluation aims to outline how the GLA ...

Eco-town construction begins

12/02/2008

A new initiative has begun to build the world's first carbon-free, zero-waste city.Masdar, in Abu Dhabi will set the example for renewable and sustainable construction methods and create an estimated ...

Airport extension needs transport developments

11/02/2008

The planned development of Heathrow airport ignores the need for more trains, London Councils has said.The group, which represents all of the capital's local authorities, has protested that current ...

Flat pack ignores the problem

08/02/2008

Flat pack housing is only a temporary solution to the housing shortage, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said.Spokesperson Brian Berry explained that they do not solve the more important ...

Builders go green

08/02/2008

Having understood the need to use sustainable materials, builders are now looking to add eco-roofs onto their developments, according to Contract Journal.Local councils are keen to see them featured ...

Green building initiative launched

05/02/2008

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has launched a construction industry consultation on sustainable building.The month-long discussion hopes to find out if additional contractual provisions and ...

Construction industry lends support to climate change bill

01/02/2008

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has spearheaded a collective offer of support from the built environment industry's professionals to the government with regards to climate change. A letter ...