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Calculating the fabrication footprint

The Steel Construction Institute was recently commissioned by the British Constructional Steelwork Association to carry out a study to audit a number of its …

Steel sector publishes guide on embodied carbon

Tata Steel and the British Constructional Steelwork Association have published a guide on embodied carbon, the latest in their series of steel construction …

Responsible sourcing embodied in steel

Better news has been coming recently from industry forecasters about the prospects for workloads increasing in the vital commercial and infrastructure sectors, …

Cost comparison update

Steel remains the most cost competitive framing solution for modern office buildings according to the latest update in the series of cost comparison studies …

May 2012 – Steel wins carbon comparison

We reported last month on research showing that steel frames still dominate the market for multi storey and single storey buildings; this month we report on …

March 2010 – Steel tops low carbon class

Head teachers sitting in the award winning new modern schools of the sort that steel construction provides can award themselves gold stars for their …

Part L consultation

The public consultation on changes to Part L of the Building Regulations closes this month. It is proposed that the 2010 revision leads to a 25% reduction, …

March 2009 – Building towards zero carbon

Steel and sustainability go hand in hand. The case for selecting the most recycled material in the world for constructing buildings, bridges and other …

June 2007 – Sustainability is good business

The drive towards increasing sustainability of buildings was boosted recently by news from property developer British Land that it aims to become carbon …

Steel increases record market share

A year ago Corus predicted that the future success of steel would increasingly hinge on getting across messages to the market about the wider sustainability …

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