Social impact workshop

Syreeta Bayne   06 Jun 2019 BAM recently led a social impact workshop in Mostar, testing a social impact methodology and identifying how the construction life cycle could drive a circular economy and create social value. In particular, we focussed on the Green Design Centre, a pilot project in the city of Mostar, to understand how a building could be catalyst for driving social change.
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Plastic angels and demons

Kris Karslake   25 Mar 2019 Plastic: that wonder material. It can be flexible, rigid, clear or coloured, is hygienic and weather proof, and has a very long lifespan. It’s a material designed for longevity, but often used just once. And plastic was the topic for the recent Alliance of Sustainable Building Products’ annual conference and expo, which gave me an even greater insight into plastic's issues, impacts and alternatives.
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Net zero carbon buildings: we have the tools, we just need the will and commitment

Jesse Putzel   12 Mar 2019 Since the loss of our national (UK) targets for zero carbon buildings in 2015, progress in moving the agenda forward has been slow. Save for a few exemplar projects that showcase the possibilities of net zero carbon, the majority hover around meeting the bare minimum for building regulations, or make diminutive improvements. But, we know it is technically possible. We already have the tools, we just need the will and commitment.
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What are you doing to tackle modern slavery?

Amanda Wright   20 Dec 2018 You may have heard the term ‘modern slavery’ a lot recently, and although generally thought of as an overseas issue, or something resigned to the history books, it is not. It is happening right now in the UK.
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Going for sustainability gold!

Julia Messenger   12 Nov 2018 It has been a successful few months for sustainability benchmarking at BAM. The assessments go far beyond just monitoring energy and water data (though they are vital aspects) and probe current sustainability issues such as wellbeing, circular economy, modern slavery,  gender pay gap and lifecycle assessment.
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Beating plastic pollution at BAM

Alison Guscott   03 Jul 2018 We are one month on from World Environment Day. On 5 June we concluded BAM’s #BeatPlasticPollution campaign, as we aimed to raise the profile of single-use plastic at BAM, and challenged people to reduce plastic use at work and at home. Read more about how our colleagues tackled the challenge. 
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Which accreditation or assessment scheme should I use on my project?

Laura Gilbert   22 Jan 2018 As the appetite for sustainable products, buildings and spaces has grown, we have seen an explosion in the number of sustainable credentials and certification schemes available. One question I get asked is, "which accreditation or assessment scheme is the best, and what should I use on my project?"
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Building performance at BAM: one year on

Paula Morgenstern   14 Dec 2017 A year ago, I joined BAM as their Building Performance Manager. Over the past year, many people within the business have heard about Post-Occupancy Evaluations and the idea of feeding back lessons learnt from the operational phase of a project, into the next generation of designs. 
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