Research project to create new materials from recycling’s waste products

Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced  Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros, a leading recycling business based in Livingston, to create new materials from the residual waste left over during the recycling process.   Recycled clay can account for up to 25% of the output Continue Reading

Vital Energi invests in a sustainable future with 20 new ‘green’ apprenticeships

Vital Energi today marked a milestone in its investment in the future of decarbonisation, with the announcement of plans to recruit 20 new apprentices in 2021.  The company is committed to developing the key industry skills needed to achieve net zero and create a sustainable workforce of the future, as well as helping tackle the post-Covid economic recovery Continue Reading

Brush up your environmental knowledge with HBK’s spring webinars

HBK’s free online courses available now UK, February 2021 HBK’s free, online training sessions, run by its technical experts, cover a variety of topics – from general acoustic, environmental and occupational noise to more specialised product training. During this month, attendees can join an introductory session to the company’s Measurement Partner Continue Reading

The Extra Green Mile – Aggregate Industries Completes UK’s First Carbon Neutral Pavement Scheme

?        Innovative asphalt recycling generates landmark 43% carbon reductions on UK’s first carbon neutral pavement scheme ?        Aggregate Industries team recommended an innovative Foamix approach to A590 M6 J36 to Brettarg Holt resurfacing project ?        Scheme also used the recently launched SuperLow range of asphalts – the only Carbon Neutral asphalt available in Continue Reading

New energy platform set to revolutionise metering and billing of heat networks

A new smart energy app and portal that gives heat network customers greater control of their energy consumption and spend has today been launched by Vital Energi, helping service operators at one pilot project to reduce debt by 12.5% in under 6 months. Named Glass, the software gives heat network users Continue Reading

Aggregate Industries strengthens asphalt offering with quartet of new products

Leading construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has today launched four new products, further bolstering its asphalt offering. The four asphalts – SuperLayer®, SuperPath, SuperSAMI and SuperCurve® – will give specifiers even more scope to find the perfect solution for their specific requirements. SuperLayer SuperLayer is a specially designed asphalt mix Continue Reading

What is modular construction and is it the future of the construction industry?

The construction industry is under repair, and it is changing drastically. With housing demands continuously growing, the construction industry is facing some huge hurdles. One of the biggest challenges is that the once-efficient building methods won’t create structures quickly enough. Construction methods require a much-needed upgrade, especially with the growing Continue Reading

Why the LEED Green Building Rating System Is Gaining Popularity

Green buildings aren’t a new concept, but the LEED rating system has shot to prominence over the past two decades to become a world-leading framework for measuring all aspects of a building’s performance—from construction through operation and even demolition. But what is this green building system and why has it Continue Reading

A World First for Construction As Aggregate Industries’ Parent Company LafargeHolcim Commits To Net Zero Pledge

Reflecting its commitment to taking concrete action on climate change, LafargeHolcim, the parent company behind Aggregate Industries, has become the world’s first building materials supplier to commit to hitting net zero emissions by 2050. The significant announcement sees LafargeHolcim become the first company of its kind to join the Science Continue Reading