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What’s hindering construction’s net zero ambitions?

Globally, the UK stands out as having set some of the most ambitious net zero targets and have been widely applauded for this. But the clock is ticking. One has to wonder that perhaps other countries were wise to formulate plans before they committed to net zero promises. There’s absolutely no doubt that the transition…

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EV Infrastructure in the UK – Is it too ambitious?

There’s no debate that electric vehicles (EV’s) are the transport of the future and the sooner the transition starts the better for the planet. But to succeed the right infrastructure needs to be in place and this is a complex task. The UK has set very ambitious targets for the switch to EV’s, with no…

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Green Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

With COP26 being hosted in Glasgow this past week, the focus is once again on climate change and net-zero efforts. What’s become evident in recent years is that single approach or solution will not be enough to meet the targets within the tight timeframe we have. Additionally, it’s not enough to green infrastructure, it needs…

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What does the future of net-zero construction look like?

One of the biggest challenges construction leaders face when it comes to achieving net-zero is bridging the gap between environmental ideals and construction realities. Building methods are so entrenched that getting everyone to shift and align priorities won’t be easy. Fortunately some main contractors are taking a progressive approach, willing to pioneer ideas and share…

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What’s Driving Construction Innovation?

There’s little debate that leadership plays a vital role in business success. It’s not just about navigating operational challenges, or factors influencing the future of the industry, but looking for opportunities to leverage, even if they deviate from the normal way of operating. Currently one of the most talked about topics is climate change and…

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How major infrastructure projects can lead the way to net zero

There is a great deal of pressure on the construction industry to accelerate their efforts to achieving net zero. Several main contractors have already outlined their plans to switch to electric or hydrogen vehicles, consider building with recycled materials and implement technology solutions that’ll help them reduce their carbon footprint. The current challenge for construction…

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Achieving Net-Zero – 5 Key considerations for Construction Leaders

Highways England recently announced their roadmap for achieving net zero by 2040. As one of the largest infrastructure construction firms in the UK, it is encouraging to see their commitment to reducing environmental impacts and taking the lead in the industry to do so. Accelerating efforts to become net-zero are highly complex. What are the…

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Mindset matters

When one talks about mindset, it’s usually in the context of having a positive or negative approach to life. Indeed in recruitment we’ve witnessed how people with a “can-do” mindset tend to go further, have larger professional networks and enjoy a greater level of success in their career. The past year has been especially tough…

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Can UK construction collaborate to achieve net-zero?

The built environment has for decades carried the label as being one of the biggest single contributors to carbon emissions. This past week saw the announcement and soft launch of The Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment. This is massive positive step in the right direction, indicating that industry role players are committed to…

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Too much construction waste, not enough materials

The current materials supply chain problem that is being experienced in UK construction is a prime example of the liner economy gone wrong. While there is no shortage of waste being produced by infrastructure and construction in the UK, due to a number of factors the supply of certain construction materials is trickling though and…

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One solution for two challenges

There is an opportunity for construction and infrastructure to really get ahead and make a positive impact on society. The pressing issues of climate change and the net-zero targets that have been set by government may seem ambitious, but they could also be just what is needed to usher in change.  Just as the attitude…

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Green infrastructure – moving past planning a green revolution

Recently the PM Boris Johnson announced an ambitious 10 point green revolution plan. Outlining how the UK can become net zero and achieve its emissions targets by 2050. The plan includes creating at least 250 000 jobs and providing public investment to build the infrastructure needed. While welcomed by both environmental and infrastructure development parties,…

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