Aiming for net zero: A guide to energy efficient buildings

In the previous issue I wrote about the impact buildings have on greenhouse gas emissions and the potential impact of climate change on the design of buildings. We are all going to be hearing the phrase ‘net zero’ a lot more over the next few years as the UK attempts to balance its...

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Climate change: What’s next for UK livestock welfare?

The language of late 2021 has a focus on climate change, and how our leaders are going to commit to consumption and investment policies that will make a significant change for the better. The language is not new but is finding a wider usage; re-think, reduce, re-use, recycle. At the same time the global livestock industry is...

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Book now for the RIDBA Industry Day

Tickets are now available for the RIDBA Industry Day which will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

This popular event will include talks from expert speakers on subjects such as mental health, product marking and updates from RIDBA’s technical and livestock consultants.

Guests will have the...

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Changes to cattle systems begin to bite

Although the subject of heat stress has been mentioned before, some of the predictable changes in cattle systems in the UK are beginning to bite on animal health and welfare.

The first change is that as cattle become more productive, they process more energy and need to dump more sensible heat to...

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New Secretariat begins work

The Association Management Company took over from Build UK at the beginning of July and has wasted no time in getting down to work.

Joe Chalk has been appointed as general manager and is overseeing the implementation of the association’s strategy and its day-to-day running.

He will be...

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Designing Steel Framed Buildings for Fire


I’m writing this article on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, an event that shocked the entire nation and shone a much needed spotlight on the issue of fire safety in buildings. Of course there are several significant differences between a highrise residential block and a single...

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