Target net zero: let’s consider the carbon whole truths

The UK’s commitment to deliver net zero by 2050 feels like a long way away as we battle with the COVID-19 crisis. 

Combustibles ban U-turn will risk lives

Calls for the Government to rethink its proposals to ban all combustible material in the external walls of buildings over 11 metres could put lives at risk if there is a U-turn in proposed policy.

Putting our energies into carbon-cutting research

The UK concrete and cement industries have already worked hard to make significant strides in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and are committed to playing a vital role in meeting the UK’s ambition of net zero carbon by 2050.

On the front line against COVID

The recent letter from Alok Sharma MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to UK construction was a welcome note in what has been an extremely challenging time for everyone.

Newham’s responsible switch

Chris Leese, Director MPA UK Concrete, comments on the decision by one east London Borough to switch from timber to concrete in a residential development.

There’s no time to be complacent about climate change

Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture at The Concrete Centre, talks about the road ahead for construction and what lessons glass milk bottles can teach the industry.

The welcome rise of whole-life sustainability

Tom de Saulles, Senior Manager of Building Sustainability at The Concrete Centre, discusses the merits of encouraging lifelong sustainability.