Modern Approach to Construction Design



We are now familiar with the knowledge that the built environment is a 40% contributor to the climate and ecological crisis we witness unfolding around us.  Many organisations, institutions, local authorities and countries have made emergency declarations and commitments to be carbon zero.  Here in the UK, sustainability and climate change are receiving increasing headline focus as we prepare for COP26 in Glasgow this November.

Against this backdrop, Martin Brown, passionate voice for regenerative sustainability and innovation, advocate for the Living Building Challenge, Vice President Living Futures Europe and Vice Chair of RESTORE, explores how design and construction can contribute to the climate and ecological emergency and become 40% of the solution rather than remaining 40% of the problem.  He explores the shift in approaches that will be necessary and frameworks that allow us to move to a built environment that is not only sustainable but socially just, ecologically robust and culturally rich.

Sustainable Construction and Development

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.