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Staying On Track On The Road To Net Zero
For local authorities, the climate crisis has rapidly pushed sustainability to the top of the priority list regarding new building design. As such, implementing a greater use of sustainable materials within construction is crucial. However, calculating the true carbon impact of a building is not always clear-cut, as explained here by Paul Philbin, SHEQ & Sustainability Manager at B&K Structures.
B&K Structures' Support For the Regulation of Embodied Carbon
B&K Structures welcome the Part Z proposed amendment to UK Building regulations, which outlines requirements on the assessment of whole life carbon emissions and limiting of embodied carbon emissions for all major building projects. Read our statement of support.
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Industry Comment - Updated CLT & Glulam Carbon Values
The IStructE's update to glulam and CLT embodied carbon values in ‘How to Calculate Embodied Carbon’ is a welcomed update for the industry. At B&K Structures, our research arm has been pushing for an update to these figures and we were happy to support the authors of this paper with data, in the hope of pushing the industry forward towards a more sustainable future. 
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Unconventional Materiality: Timber, A European Perspective

Last week, B&K Structures showcased two key projects at the Forum for the Built Environment’s Unconventional Materiality event at HOME, Manchester. The FBE event focused on three key themes relating to timber within the built environment – MMC Design for Manufacture, Carbon Neutrality and Structural Innovations.

BKS Pre-Construction Manager Alex Brock presented alongside Mikkel Eskildsen (Henning Larson), Anna Graaf (White Arkitekter) and Ian Killick (shedkm), which was followed by an energetic panel discussion featuring Andy Heyne (Heyne Tillett Steel), Hunter Lyden (Urban Splash) and Darren Agnew (Hydrock). The panel explored their experiences and successes with implementing timber into hybrid construction, in the context of sustainability and carbon consciousness.

Here, Alex discusses the use of timber in Hardman Square and The Gramophone Works, highlighting them as exemplary mass timber projects.

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Dalston Lane
Produced by Rulo Films, this video shows an aerial view of Dalston Lane - a project we constructed for Regal Homes.
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Watch this great timelapse of the construction of UCLan Student Centre in this recent article by @PlaceNorthWest!?? @BKStructures delivered the primary #steel frame, CLT floor panels & stunning #CLT stairs. Find out more:
It’s lovely to hear that the Arding & Hobbs development has been Highly Commended in the New London Architecture Awards 2021 UNBUILT category!?? @BKStructures will erect the CLT, Steel and Glulam roof extension on behalf of Knight Harwood. Find out more:
A great piece written by our Structural Engineer Mike Polack, looking at the role #engineeredtimber & #hybridconstruction play in reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, & why it's vital to seek specialist advice early in project design! Read here:
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