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UK must invest more in R&D, says ICE boss

The incoming president of the Institute of Civil Engineers has warned that the UK will fail to meet its infrastructure challenge without a radical increase in research and development investment by engineers and the government. Richard Coackley declined to criticise the government over its commitment to sustainable infrastructure growth, despite the slashing of feed-in tariffs […]


Green Construction Board eyes retrofit boom

Leaders of the new Green Construction Board highlighted the domestic retrofit market as a major growth area during their first meeting. The board is co-chaired by Business Minister Mark Prisk and Lend Lease Chief Executive Dan Labbad. Both are now committed to persuading sceptics that sustainable construction can lead industry growth. Prisk said: “The potential […]