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Smart solutions needed when every drop counts

Water is the lifeblood of our planet, a precious resource that faces unprecedented threats due to climate change and rapid urbanization. Its responsible management and conservation are crucial not only for human survival but also for the health and vitality of ecosystems worldwide.

Making electric dreams a reality

Construction sites are often noisy places due to the impacts of diesel-powered equipment. That may be about to change as electric-powered alternatives are increasingly put to use. As well as improving conditions for workers and surrounding residents, such machines have the potential to significantly boost sustainability.

A symphony of circularity: renovating Finlandia Hall

Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall is regularly enjoyed by thousands of people. However, the 50-year-old congress and concert hall was showing signs of its age, not least in its outdated, high-energy consuming building systems. Our comprehensive renovation of the beloved building is bringing it up to modern standards, while preserving its vital cultural legacy.

Wonderful wood: the benefits of mass timber

If you think large structures like offices and apartment blocks have to be made from reinforced concrete, think again. Mass timber buildings, using structural elements made from engineered wood, are popping up across the planet on a range of different scales. They can deliver major benefits in both sustainability and user experience.

Shaping Sustainable Places

Shaping Sustainable Places is a podcast about climate and the built environment, the construction and development industry, and their impact on the places where we all live, work and connect.


In each episode, we'll be speaking with industry leaders and other champions of change to explore innovative solutions to real challenges.