Construction

Pallet LOOP recycled pallets

UK firms jumping into LOOP to cut construction waste

UK COMPANIES are signing the Pallet LOOP’s charter to explore how a circular-economy pallet scheme could benefit business, the environment, and the construction industry. Every...
Flexible working: Robert McAlpine construction workers

Stretch and bend: flexibility is the future of business in UK

FLEXIBLE working contributes £37bn to the UK economy each year, according to a recent economic study. Flexonomics: The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Flexible Working...
Pallet Loop: reusable pallets to eliminate waste

Construction industry shows evidence of a refined pallet

THE UK’s first pallet-reuse scheme aims to shake-up the movement of building materials. The Pallet LOOP — claiming circular economy and carbon-zero benefits — is...
Austro Control Tower, TrIIIple

Clean hands, clear conscience: a bank that drives green transition

Kommunalkredit Austria AG has ambitious goals, high ethical standards — and the dynamism to follow-through on major infrastructure projects. BV bailed-up CEO Bernd Fislage...
Cement trucks, HeidelbergCement AG

Cement industry aims to cut carbon with new initiative

IF THE cement industry were to be considered as a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world — surpassed only by...
Orbital Assembly Corporation - Voyager Class Space Station

Out of this world: Space tourism touchpaper is lit

By HAL WILLIAMS A BV REPORT on space tourism seemed like a glimpse of a more distant future when it was published in Summer, 2018,...
Dad working from home, flexible working

Engineering firm funds research into lasting flexible work systems

BUILDING and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine has funded a study using first-person accounts to provide employers with “more than stats” on the subject of...
Bio-brick

No, we’re not taking the mickey: these wee bricks mean business

THE world’s first bio-brick created from human urine has been unveiled at University of Cape Town in South Africa. Bio-bricks are created through a natural process...
Class 345 Crossrail Train

Crossrail megaproject sees light at the end of the tunnel

As Europe´s largest infrastructure project nears completion, JASON AGNEW gives BV readers a timely reminder of just how enormous an undertaking this has been SINCE...
Autopista A23, Beira Interior

Keeping roads safe and open – and the via truly global!

Globalvia literally lives up to its name — an international organisation dedicated to roads and rail infrastructure IT'S EASY to tout an environmentally friendly approach...