zero-emission steel

SSAB zero-emission steel a world first for construction company Peab

Swedish construction company Peab is gaining praise as the first construction company in the world to use SSAB’s zero-emission steel. The company has struck a deal with Swedish steelmaker SSAB. In doing so, it strengthened a commitment between the two companies to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction and real estate sector. In fact, […]

infrastructure projects

NIC: UK’s key infrastructure projects can be delivered more rapidly while also improving sustainability

The UK’s key infrastructure projects can be delivered more rapidly while improving sustainability, according to the National Infrastructure Commission. Edie reported the consenting process for major British infrastructure, like energy generation schemes and new water infrastructure, could be slashed by two-thirds. To achieve this, we need more robust governance and streamlining reporting on social and […]

Leading Lights – the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Awards

The Leading Lights Awards, run by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, recognise companies that respect the environment, their employees, and their communities. The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) works with the construction industry and the public to raise standards and build trust in the sector. It uses its Code of Considerate Practice and Monitor Checklist to motivate […]

Laing low carbon

Laing O’Rourke switches to low carbon concrete on all sites

Laing O’Rourke has switched to low carbon concrete on all of its new UK projects. The move applies to all new projects that began main construction from April 2023. It follows a long-term research programme showing a range of low carbon concrete options can successfully feature on projects. In fact, the research showed low carbon […]


Safety of Alternative Fuels Guides

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), working with the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CONIAC), has published a series of draft guides on the safety of alternative fuels to diesel on site. The guides cover: Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) Lithium‐iron (Li‐ion) batteries Solar PV They feature information on the potential hazards of each of the alternative fuels, as […]

fire prevention

Updated Version 10.1 Firecode following further amendments

A new version of the Fire Prevention on Construction Sites code is now available. It follows on from the launch of the 10th Edition of the Fire Prevention on Construction Sites in 2022. The updated version incorporates Amendment 1. As well as the main amendments, the Working Party has also taken the opportunity to incorporate […]

New guidance created to reduce risk of entrapment when working at height on MEWPs

New guidance aims to reduce the risk of trapping and crushing hazards when using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The free, updated safety guidance is the creation of the Construction Industry Plant Safety Group (CIPSG). It sets out to educate operators, supervisors and rescuers of MEWPs. ‘Good Practice Guidance for Reducing Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People […]

SG4:22 Preventing falls in scaffolding operations

The NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation) has launched its SG4:22: Preventing falls in scaffolding operations guidance. This long-awaited, core NASC document replaces SG4:15, providing industry best practice for falls in scaffolding prevention when erecting tube and fitting and now also includes system scaffolding. It features detailed scaffolding sector analysis and safety guidance. Plus, it’s […]