Mainmark’s Technical Sales Engineer, David Hedley BEng (Hons), discusses the key issues currently facing the UK building, construction and infrastructure industries.
The construction industry is known for its heavy use of natural resources, which is often an unavoidable part of the process. However, as the UK Government becomes more conscious of climate change and its impact on the world there is an increasing drive to re-think the way we build and re-design the built environment.
The construction industry has come together to call for the government’s ‘Build Back Better’ slogan to pave the way for investment into smarter carbon conscious building projects and for the opportunity to improve existing buildings and infrastructure. The budget announcement on the 3rd March confirmed this priority with the first ever UK infrastructure bank being set up to finance public and private sector green industrial revolution projects and consumers are being offered the chance to put their savings towards supporting green projects. This is the opportunity for a real turning point,