New Project Explores Sustainable Construction In The UK
It’s generally accepted that the UK needs to do more to reduce the emissions generated by its buildings if it is to have a realistic chance of hitting its emission reduction targets in the coming years.
Now a new £2.5 million project has been unveiled, which will focus on how the country can deliver safer, more energy efficient and healthier buildings to serve the population.
Researchers will carry out studies to identify the best new construction methods and materials. This knowledge and data will then be shared with industry through the Transforming Construction Network Plus, Planning & Building Control Today explained.
Over £1 million is set to be invested over the next two years in new research projects at University College London that will be supported by co-investigators from Imperial College London and the University of Warwick.
Professor Jennifer Whyte, co-investigator and director of Imperial’s Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation, told the news provider that it’s essential to have a research base that can support the construction industry as it adapts and evolves.
“It will bring together the construction, manufacturing, energy and digital sectors to transform the way in which we design and manage, construct and power buildings,” she asserted.
The adoption of new techniques and materials will need to be supported by additional training for those in the construction industry. Last month, the government unveiled a new £22 million fund designed to provide training in the sector for more than 17,000 people by March 2020.
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