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Discover our view on some of the major challenges we are facing today.

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Urbanization and sustainable megacity

With good design and materials, rapid urbanisation can be sustainable.

What happens in a fire

All fires require three elements: a source of ignition, combustible materials, and oxygen.

Urbanization

Cities are growing. With that comes challenges. Urban flooding and fire fatalities being some of them. Intense rainfall overwhelms the capacity of the drainage systems in cities.

Hidden benefits of home improvement

During home renovation, upgrading what’s inside your walls can make the biggest difference of all.

Urbanization and sustainable megacity

With good design and materials, rapid urbanisation can be sustainable.

How to build a sustainable future

When environmental goals are more important than ever, improving energy efficiency in buildings presents an immediate opportunity to make our towns and cities healthier, safer and more sustainable.

Acoustic capabilities

From railways to tramways, roads to airports, good infrastructure is crucial to urban life, which can be very noisy. The resulting ground-borne vibration, traffic noise – and not to mention human noise pollution – all have a serious and negative impact on our wellbeing, especially in densely populated areas.

Cities that save water

Fresh water is our most precious resource. But extreme weather and fast-growing cities mean that unless we take measures to manage it more actively, it could also become scarcer.

Discover the secrets of modern living

There are secrets that have been working hard for you for decades. Look closely and you’ll find them everywhere working silently so you can get on with what’s most important to you without your surroundings getting in the way.

Moving buildings

Beautiful architecture makes us feel better. The emotional impact of beautiful buildings can transcend the personal, even to the extent of improving the communities we live in.

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