Built Environment Articles


A. O. Smith Helps Construction Water Sustainability Goals

As A. O. Smith plans to acquire Pureit from Unilever, we look at the company’s wider bid to meet worldwide water challenges using technology and innovation


Why gypsum is the building block of world construction

Gypsum is a vital mineral used for making plasterboard and cement, but is also important to the agriculture, food and pharmaceutical industries


ECI Software Solutions Tackling Construction Labour Shortage

Bob Cain, Leader at ECI Software Solutions, discusses the role technology is playing in tackling labour shortages in the construction industry

Siemens Predicts Rapid Uptick for the Construction Industry

The construction industry worldwide should brace for a potential upturn, according to recent analysis by Siemens, the German multinational conglomerate.


McKinsey: Tech can Help Construction Address Staffing Issue

McKinsey analysis of US skilled-labour shortage suggests ways technology can help tackle construction workforce challenges


Skanska Remains on Target for Sustainability Goals

Skanska, the global construction group, reports Q1 2024 results, with its performance on Scopes 1,2 & 3 GHG emissions remaining on track


Dubai new Al Maktoum Airport Will be World's Largest

Dubai’s new United Al Maktoum International Airport will be five times the size of the existing DXB airport and will see UAE become global aviation hub


Caterpillar: Profile of a Construction Equipment Giant

As Caterpillar shares fall due to waning machinery sales, we profile the construction & mining equipment colossus, whose iconic machines are world famous