Sep 21, 2017 Last Updated 11:00 PM, Sep 10, 2017
Oscar Sorabjee, Commercial Director of the new local authority division of educational play services business Playforce, expounds on how councils, even in their current cash-strapped state, need to nurture the souls of their citizens by investing in their current and future wellbeing for the good…
Isabel Moritz, Events Director at the Association of Bid & Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), asks is there ever a case for knowing too much in a bid process?
Local government can reduce lifetime facilities and asset management costs by making smart use of BIM, according to Michael McCullen who is Chairman of Sitedesk, an innovative and dynamic software and services business specialising in collaborative BIM solutions.
With an increased range of energy-efficient heating solutions on offer to meet the low carbon requirements of Part L, Chris Meir looks at the options and how best to maximise energy and carbon savings in new-build educational developments.
As an innovative SME building contractor and local authority committed to sustainable building, best practise and value for money, Speller Metcalfe and Worcestershire County Council are working together under the West Midlands Contractor Framework to deliver a BIM Level 2 exemplar education scheme in Kidderminster,…
Initially popular amongst local authorities in the 1980s, the recent resurgence of district heating schemes gives large-scale housing providers a clear route towards enhanced energy efficiency. Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, explains how district heating has evolved in…

Civic engagement

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • Published in Leisure
The principles that are driving many contemporary local authorities to embark on new and innovative community focused buildings are not new. As early as the Neolithic and Bronze ages, communities have endeavoured to develop sites and buildings dedicated to communal and civic gathering. Many of…

Fit for purpose leisure centres

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • Published in Leisure
Across the country, local authorities have accepted a need to raise their game when it comes to leisure centres if they are to benefit from contemporary lifestyle choices, encourage local participation in sports and leisure and build their share of the fitness market.
Local authorities across the UK are coming under increasing pressure to meet a rising demand for school places. Hounslow Council in west London, has begun a multi-million pound expansion and improvement programme to deliver those much-needed facilities. Allan Cowie, Director at Pick Everard, comments on…

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