Sustainability Features

How civil engineers are developing an innovative EV-charging highway prototype
Published on: 28 May, 2024
What if roads could wirelessly charge our electric vehicles as we drove over them?
The AI systems used to fight energy waste on construction sites
Published on: 22 May, 2024
Contractors including Kier, Balfour Beatty and Bouygues are all using AI-enabled energy management systems in site cabins to reduce power waste 
Volvo: ‘We needed to do compact equipment differently’
Published on: 21 May, 2024
A year since Volvo CE split compact construction equipment from its heavy machinery, compact business unit leader Thomas Bitter explains the strategy
Why are mini excavators still increasing in popularity and who’s buying them?
Published on: 17 May, 2024
Catrin Jones takes a look at some of the newest developments and what is next for the well-loved compact machine
10 new ‘megaprojects’ certified by US Department of Labor
Published on: 13 May, 2024
A look at new megaprojects approved and funded by the US government
Wired differently: Harnessing neurodiverse talent in construction
Published on: 10 May, 2024
What skills can people with autism, dyslexia and ADHD bring to the construction sector?
The opportunities and the challenges of a data centre building boom
Published on: 08 May, 2024
The construction challenges of storing the world’s data
Will greener supply chains shape the future of the built environment?
Published on: 06 May, 2024
The construction and engineering sector currently accounts for 40% of global energy consumption
Future of construction machinery: Electric actuators vs. hydraulic
Published on: 30 April, 2024
Can electric actuators prove to be a credible alternative to hydraulic in construction machinery?
Looking up: Global high-rise construction trends
Published on: 26 April, 2024
Worries over financing, liquidity in some regions, and meeting sustainability seem to be lessening as the planet’s urban centres keep building into the sky
The challenges in building UK’s ‘most sustainable’ entertainment venue
Published on: 23 April, 2024
Construction Briefing speaks Bianca Binder, a principal at Populous and project delivery lead for Co-op Live, on the approach to the opening of the live entertainment venue next month.
Trackunit interview: swimming in a data lake
Published on: 22 April, 2024
Trackunit’s Soeren Brogaard on telematics and AI
The struggle to agree UK parliament’s £22bn refurbishment plans
Published on: 15 April, 2024
What has happened to plans to refurbish the historic Palace of Westminster?
10 new cities under construction around the world
Published on: 10 April, 2024
Can building new cities around the world help lift tens of millions of people out of poverty?
Electrifying circularity – A Q&A with ABB’s Mateusz Zajac & Pedro Robredo
Published on: 08 April, 2024
Read two industry experts’ opinions on what’s next in construction circularity
Job hopping, remote working, and tech: How can construction retain Gen Z?
Published on: 08 April, 2024
What does Gen Z want from the construction industry? And can the industry provide it?
ESG reporting and the changing generational and regulatory landscape
Published on: 07 April, 2024
Younger generations want their investments to align with their values. The related ESG regulations can make that a challenge for OEMs.
12 things you should see at Intermat 2024
Published on: 21 March, 2024
The long wait for Intermat, one of Europe’s biggest construction trade shows that last took place in 2018, is nearly over.
5 simple tips to help contractors keep rental costs down
Published on: 19 March, 2024
See how you can save as costs increase.
How the European Investment Bank is under pressure to reshape infrastructure lending
Published on: 11 March, 2024
In a world where banks are facing increasing scrutiny over their lending, the European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union (EU), must make some difficult choices.
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