Tag: Sustainability

Advice, video, expert comment and strategies on sustainability, carbon management and green practices in construction

David Glennon, CTF 2021

Digital transformation on giga projects – The Red Sea Development

The Red Sea Project aims to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy, and is using a number of digital techniques during construction to keep it on schedule and maintaining environmental principles Regenerative development is an important element of the Red Sea Project. The Red Sea Development Company has been tasked with not ...

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Construction Technology Awards Leader: Aref Boualwan

Aref Boualwan, Group Manager, Digital Transformation, Consolidated Contractors Company and Strategy Officer, World Economic Forum, discusses the 3D printing work CCC has done, and its commitment towards sustainability The construction industry will have to reduce its carbon emissions in the coming years, including accounting for embodied carbon and introducing net-zero ...

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Tackling embodied carbon emissions in construction

In part 1 of our focus on embodied carbon, we look at some of the challenges facing understanding and measurement of emissions from the non-operational phase of a building Sustainability in construction is a growing focus and increasingly flagged by developers as a benefit in a build’s marketing. Whilst sustainability ...

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Hydrogen investigated in green cement manufacture

A demonstration unit in Wales is investigating the use of hydrogen to supplement gas in the production of a green cement Researchers at Swansea University in the UK and Hanson, a subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement, are running a demonstration unit to produce cement using green hydrogen as the fuel source. ...

Researchers test soil-based materials for 3D printed buildings

A research team in the US are investigating the use of soil as an alternative to concrete in 3D printed buildings. If successful, they say it will help the construction industry develop more sustainable building methods and could provide “dignified” homes in poorer regions. Using local materials such as soil ...

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Self-healing concrete – the future of construction

Self-healing concrete has been identified as a technology that will have a lasting impact on the future of construction Structural deterioration and building cracks remain a major concern for asset owners and managers. Self-healing concrete, which is still in its embryonic stages of development, could be the game-changing solution to ...