The report cited five drivers for change: a quality-driven agenda, a commitment to people, integrated processes and teams, committed leadership and for a focus on the customer. It called for reform in the construction industry to deliver: integrated project processes, decent and safe working conditions,...
Water absorption coefficient of a material in kg/m2s0.5.
is the measure of water vapor (moisture) in the air, regardless of temperature. It is expressed as grams of moisture per cubic meter of air. (g/m3)
Air changes per hour, the number of times per hour that...
In my last article I asked whether construction would modernise, die or stay roughly the same. Looking back into recent history suggested that it was likely the status quo would prevail, and many posters shared that sentiment. But are the drivers for change this time around irresistible? Do they...
client confidence, consumer confidence, housing, housing crisis, skills, supply chain
When The Green Deal collapsed in 2015-16, the energy efficiency industry was understanbly upset and angry with constantly changing government policy. However, at the time, I wrote that in order to start doing the right things, you have to stop doing the wrong things first.
That involved three years...
Although the UK is falling well short of the Government’s target to build 200,000 new homes a year, the rush by mainstream housebuilders to meet demand whilst maximising profit could, in itself, be storing up problems for the future.
We all know of someone who’s had a bad experience of the housing market, from dealing with incompetent solicitors and unscrupulous agents, to unnecessarily complicated contracts, gazumping and poor workmanship.
For many years there was nobody to turn to when things went wrong but thanks to one...
buyers, homeowners alliance, new homes
With the key theme of transforming Europe’s existing housing stock, this year’s International Refurbishment Symposium is set to tackle the many issues facing the retrofit sector with the help of several high-profile speakers.
Amongst them at the event – part of Eco Connect London on September...
The Retrofit Academy CIC was set up to address the skills and knowledge gaps that were clearly and obviously impacting upon the quality of retrofit projects being delivered under the ECO and Green Deal. These gaps were largely the result of the failure of the educational establishment to incorporate...
The idea for an international, high-level symposium on sustainable refurbishment was borne out of frustration.
Despite huge investment into R&D by governments and industry, we keep getting sustainable refurbishment wrong.
We fail to develop approaches that successfully incentivise uptake....