Published: 20th Aug 2020

Construction industry experts are calling for a ‘clean recovery’ from COVID-19, according to a new report published by designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries, Hyperdrive Innovation. The report titled ‘An Electric Decade in Construction’ contains the views of 15 European construction experts who outline that COVID-19 has caused a renewed sense of urgency to the existing challenges faced by the industry. These challenges include tightening air pollution legislation, meeting carbon emissions targets and an ever-increasing demand for infrastructure. The report found that in the next 10 years, the industry will be centred around four key themes of speed, safety, sustainability and simplicity. The building and construction industry is currently responsible for 11% of the world’s carbon emissions. Therefore decarbonisation and stricter engine emissions legislation is essential. Mike Pitts, deputy challenge director of transforming construction at Innovate UK, said: ‘’In the past, the construction industry has been somewhat reluctant to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)