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.

Winter is coming, but don’t forget the dangers of overheating

Guy Thompson, Director, Sustainability – Built Environment and Housing at The Concrete Centre, explores the link between well-designed homes and workplaces and wellbeing.

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.

Concrete can help keep communities afloat

Read more from Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture at The Concrete Centre, about how concrete can help us to tackle the increasing risks from flooding.

Fighting fire in building design and construction

Chris Leese, Director MPA UK Concrete, comments on the critical role that building material specification can have on the fire-safety of commercial and multiple occupancy residential properties.

Innovation cementing a more sustainable future

Richard Leese, MPA director of industrial policy, energy and climate change, considers some of the innovations in cement that have the potential significantly reduce the carbon emissions in concrete.