The impact of rising energy costs on the construction industry

Construction site with crane

The energy crisis has impacted the construction industry The impact of rising energy costs on the construction industry included eye-watering fuel prices that led to a spike in material costs. Ultimately resulting in many projects being postponed. On the plus side, the energy crisis has brought forward infrastructure projects and encouraged energy efficiency improvements. The […]

Structural steel frames continue to lead the way

Graph showing steel vs concrete frame market share

Steelwork further strengthens its structural frame market share and pushes forward with sustainability Structural steel frames continue to be the material of choice, whilst leading the way in sustainable construction. ‘The overall structural frames market in the UK for 2022 was up 6.7% which highlights that the post-pandemic recovery is continuing.’ Said BCSA Chief Executive […]

Reducing embodied carbon with greener steel

Corner of green plant building

Using environmentally friendly construction materials As the construction industry strives to meet net zero targets, contractors seek to reduce embodied carbon. One way of doing this is to opt for greener construction materials.  ‘Embodied carbon’ refers to the emissions created by the construction process. This includes the sourcing, transport, and erection of materials that were […]