Built Environment,

4 skills youths in the built environment need for the future

4 skills youths in the built environment need for the future

Any revolution or change is met with fear and trepidation. Not only is artificial intelligence and automation impacting our daily lives (and what we do to earn a living), but it is also transforming entire industries, how things are made, consumed and even how countries are governed. This raises the question; what impact will it have on jobs and careers over the next few years or decades? The answ... »

Built environment is one of world’s largest storehouses of carbon

Built environment is one of world’s largest storehouses of carbon

Concrete buildings, pavements and structures are silently absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, making the built environment one of the world’s largest storehouse of carbon. »

Glass skyscrapers: An environmental boon to the built environment

Glass skyscrapers: An environmental boon to the built environment

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that skyscrapers made of glass and steel “have no place in our city or our Earth anymore”. He argued that their energy inefficient design contributes to global warming and insisted that his administration would restrict glassy high-rise developments in the city. Glass has always been an unlikely material for large buildings, because of how difficult it be... »

The offsite revolution in Construction : The Advantages

The offsite revolution in Construction : The Advantages

The construction industry is a paradox. The annual global growth rate is more than 3%, but the sector is in crisis: prices are soaring, jobs remain unfilled, and demand far outstrips supply. The crisis can be attributed to one broad shortcoming: unlike almost every other industry, construction has been reluctant to modernize and thereby boost its productivity. The car factory of 2019 looks nothing... »

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

Why the built environment should take lessons from Lego

There’s no denying the social and commercial value of our built environment. From housing, schools and office buildings to factories, stadiums and retail, our demands on buildings remain diverse and uncompromising. But as the world’s population continues to grow, the need to fundamentally re-imagine the ways we finance, construct and value these buildings has never been greater. There is an ever-i... »