Monthly Archives: October 2013

Understanding the Social Value Act for better bids …

The Social Value Act 2012 was established in part to help understand the difference between a contracts cost and a contracts value and to encourage greater collaboration between voluntary, community and private sectors. Bid responses for public sector work can be … Continue reading

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Not a good day for Green Building

Not a good day for Green Building in the USA. Lloyd Alter on TreeHugger reports that the Green Building Initiative, which runs the Green Globes building certification system has been recognised as a LEED alternative by the federal General Services Administration I feel sad … Continue reading

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Towards a Responsible and Sustainability Construction Economy

Increasingly we hear more and more on emerging sustainable, responsible, collaborative economies. For example: Patagonia, following on from Chouinard’s Responsible Business have launched their Responsible Economy initiative, and wisely, not having the answers shape the programme with the mission to … Continue reading

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Mindful Construction – pre-frontal cortex ramblings

I caught up with Anne Parker last week over a morning tea and stroll around the grounds of the Apple Store Cafe in Scorton where we discussed mindfulness in construction as a key to unlock many of the current  issues … Continue reading

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Construction virtual trade show for Europe

Save money!  Reduce CO2 emissions!  and visit leading innovative sustainable construction solutions and projects from across the European continent. UPDATE: Construction21 Chapters and Green Building Councils from France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia and Montenegro have … Continue reading

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Could Google technology transform BIM and the built environment?

Have Google developed the next era of Building Information Modelling (BIM Level 3?) or even an alternative? Reports via GLOBES News from Google X , the company’s secret development unit, (the unit responsible for driverless cars and Google Glass) provides exciting but tantalising … Continue reading

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