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Our handpicked selection of podcasts dive into expert insights, innovative strategies, and inspiring stories shaping the future of sustainable construction.

People love podcasts and they show no signs of going anywhere.

Whatever your interest there is something out there for any listener – providing depth and knowledge on your favourite topics, context, conversation, and entertainment.

We’ve selected some of our favourite podcasts featuring expert interviews, the latest trends, insights, and stories driving sustainable building practices forward. So, plug in, listen up and be inspired.

 

Shaping Sustainable Places
How do we construct low carbon-built environments? Skanska, a world-leading project development and construction group, provide knowledge and foresight to understand the way we live, work and connect.

In each episode of their podcast Shaping Sustainable Places, conversations with industry leaders and other champions of change explore innovative solutions to real challenges.

Episodes worth delving into include how to push the boundaries of circularity to reduce Scope 3 emissions in the construction industry, and how artificial intelligence, and the next generation of digitalisation and automation, are helping the development and construction industry to reduce its environmental and climate impact.


First Site
Delivered by Construction News, a leading UK industry news provider, the First Site podcast examines the hottest trends and topics in construction with experts every month.


The first episode, Decarbonising steel and concrete, dives into the challenges faced by two of the most carbon-intensive materials used in the construction industry. Experts discuss parallels between the two materials, including efficiency improvements in the past few decades, global demand for lower-carbon production methods, and barriers to reducing embodied carbon in buildings.


Why not check out their latest episode which explores how the construction industry should harness AI, which is set to revolutionise the way businesses operate across every sector.


Smarter Building podcast
As the demand for smarter and more sustainable buildings grows, so do the challenges and opportunities for everyone involved in the design, construction, and ongoing operation process. The Smarter Building podcast, hosted by software experts Symetri, chat with industry experts around best practice, new legislation, trends, and technology. A valuable resource if you’d like to stay informed of the evolving digital landscape in construction and want to learn how to increase your capability and capacity through the optimisation of technology, processes, and people.

Building Talks podcast
Hosted by Building, Housing Today and Building Design, the Building Talks podcast explores how to deliver thriving communities and great places to live featuring interviews with leading experts.

The latest series, Home Truths, co-hosted by Jackie Sadek and Peter Bill, two experts who have worked in housing and urban regeneration, takes a deep dive into the housing crisis, sharing their views and talking to special guests who know all about the challenges of building the numbers and types of homes that communities need to thrive.

 

The Sustainability Agenda

This weekly podcast, hosted by journalist and writer Fergal Byrne, explores today’s biggest sustainability questions. Leading sustainability thinkers offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working – and what needs to change – and think about the future of sustainability.

Why not check out a candid interview with Dr. Matthew Bell, Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader at EY, who stresses the urgency of addressing climate change, citing global declines in biospheric indicators and resource consumption exceeding Earth's capacity.

 
Construction and Climate Podcast
From discussions with industry leaders, policymakers, and environmentalists, there’s plenty of insights into sustainable construction techniques, regulatory frameworks, legislation, and emerging trends in this podcast hosted by legal experts from 39 Essex Chambers.

Highlights include conversations on how to measure embodied carbon, retrofitting, and global trends.