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Esh Construction to build UK’s first carbon neutral tri-service station 

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Esh Construction to build UK’s first carbon neutral tri-service station 

Esh Construction to build UK’s first carbon neutral tri-service station Plans to build a sustainable tri-service station in Hebburn have taken a step forward as North East-based Esh Construction is named as contractor. The new station is set to be the first station of its kind in the country to be carbon neutral. The plan is that Hebburn Tri Station will become home to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue […]

todayDecember 15, 2022

£30m milestone as Lungfish Architects supports 1,400 new school places across Derby

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£30m milestone as Lungfish Architects supports 1,400 new school places across Derby

Environmentally driven architectural practice, Lungfish Architects has successfully partnered with Morgan Sindall Construction to deliver more than £30m-worth of educational infrastructure in Derby, helping to generate 1,440 additional school places. Lungfish has designed and delivered some of Derby City Council and Derby County Council’s most recent transformative school projects including Hackwood Primary Academy, Castleward Primary School, Highfields Spencer Academy, Ravensdale Infant & Nursery and, most recently, Snelsmoor Grange Primary School […]

todayDecember 6, 2022

Constructive Voices Radio Ep 32 FOOTPRINT+ Special 1

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Stuart McLaren – Net Zero Infrastructure Director – SNC Lavalin

Stuart McLaren is the Net Zero Director for Infrastructure at Atkins. He was a chairperson at the event. His talk was entitled Decarbonising your estate. All the challenges to achieving a Net-Zero carbon future are present in a mixed-asset estate. Buildings of all ages, many of them historic with many functions, make planning and decision-making around carbon reduction complex. New builds must be balanced with refurbishment and energy provision and […]

todayJuly 12, 2022

FOOTPRINT+ Brighton 7th to 9th June 2022

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Paul Sullivan – ISG

Our next guest is Paul Sullivan. Pete the Builder spoke to him about the challenges of labour shortages in the construction industry Paul is the Divisional Commercial Director for the ISG Agility team. He delivers high-quality fit-out and refurbishment projects in London and the southeast. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Paul specialises in the interior and refurbishment sectors. Paul personally believes that a key challenge […]

todayJuly 12, 2022

Ziad Asmar Pinnacle Consulting Engineering

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Ziad Asmar, Senior Structural Engineer at Pinnacle Consulting Engineers

Ziad Asmar is a Senior Structural Engineer at Pinnacle Consulting Engineering Ltd. He believes that people are open to new ideas to reach the Net-Zero future goals despite a possible increase in costs. However, we will only see a real change when new regulations are set. “Cost is a very big factor but once it is forced and regulated that is when we are going to see a big change”

todayJuly 12, 2022

Sharon Finn, Steve Randall and Peter Finn Constructive Voices Radio FOOTPRINT+

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Nick Hillard – Tide Construction

Nick Hillard is the ESG lead at Tide Construction. He was a keynote speaker at the event. His talk was entitled MMC delivers massive carbon savings. Following post-construction evaluation and analysis by esteemed academic researchers, there is evidence that in the examples of George Street and The Valentine developed by Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems design by HTA Design LLP, a significant reduction in embodied carbon emissions was achieved in […]

todayJuly 12, 2022

philip steele constructive voices

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Philip Steele – Octopus Energy

Philip Steele is the Future Technologies Evangelist at Octopus Energy. He is instrumental in driving innovation in areas such as time-of-use tariffs, export tariffs, Smart Energy connected products & services and grant-funded R&D projects. As fossil fuel energy is one of the world’s biggest polluters if we have any hope of reaching a Net-Zero carbon future we need to change the energy system on a global scale. Octopus Energy Generation […]

todayJuly 12, 2022

Justin Guest

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Justin Guest – Archipelago

Justin Guest is a partner at Archipelago Eco Investors. He was a keynote speaker at the event. His talk was entitled Carbon Offsetting – Where is your carbon pot best spent? Once all efforts to improve building fabric and utilise renewable energy sources have been exhausted, carbon offsetting provides the final tool to realise Net Zero Carbon buildings. Justin is an environmental finance specialist, with 20+ years of experience across […]

todayJuly 12, 2022

rory bergin

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Rory Bergin – HTA Design

With a personal interest in all things sustainable, Rory Bergin is the Head of Sustainability for HTA Design. He was a keynote speaker at the event. His talk was entitled MMC delivers massive carbon savings. Modular construction is a trending topic as we remain in the liminal space between traditional construction methods and new more sustainable construction methods. There are many benefits to this method of construction including it being […]

todayJuly 11, 2022

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