Aug 23, 2017 Last Updated 11:36 AM, Aug 14, 2017
“You’ll have to be quick”, is the advice from Construction Director of G-Frame Structures, Paul Goodge, to the photographer lined up to take pictures of the build, “we’re finishing on site on…
James Stephens, Managing Director of bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions, looks at the key specification considerations for factory-built bathrooms.
After supplying its award-winning range of educational seating products to the City of Glasgow College’s Riverside Campus in 2015, KI has now delivered over 6000 KI units to its City Campus.
Hard water affects around 15 million homes in the UK and most of these have no scale protection. Hard water wastes energy, shortens the life of boilers and appliances and causes the…
The new Royal Liverpool University Hospital – a state-of-the-art, 13-storey healthcare complex – is due to be opened in summer 2018. Leading insulation manufacturer, Saint-Gobain Isover, has supplied national thermal insulation contractor,…
John McMullan from EPDM single-ply roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses the advantages of modular construction in fast-tracking school construction schemes, highlighting the example of Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy should represent a wake-up call for the construction industry, says Niall Rowan, Chief Operating Officer at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection.
Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can have a huge impact on the level of productivity and concentration in a classroom. Here Andy Williams, Technical Consultant at Jaga Heating Products UK, highlights the…
In its recent post-general election statement, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) calls on the Government not to allow the uncertainties around Brexit and the hung Parliament to delay infrastructure projects. The NIC…
Leading property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, Pick Everard, has won a regional accolade for its work on delivering a brand-new leisure centre in Workington, Cumbria.
The energy services industry has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, with a host of advanced low-carbon technologies and energy storage solutions now vying for the attention of public sector…
The new £55m Bristol Business School is the jewel in the crown of the University of the West of England’s £300m capital investment programme across all its campuses. It has been designed…
The housing crisis in the South East has many armchair commentators keen to give their view on how it should be fixed and how ‘infill’ development is a potential solution without having…
Rob McGlennon of Deceuninck examines the very specific security considerations that are required when installing windows and doors in care homes.
Recent random terrorist atrocities in the UK – even deliberately targeting school-age children at the initial Ariana Grande concert in Manchester – has upped the stakes on keeping schools safe without turning…
Sergio Paldino from Delta Balustrades outlines the installation of the company’s Orbis system at Bolton Interchange, the new integrated transport hub in the Greater Manchester town.
An ambitious ground source heat pump retrofit scheme completed in just 10 weeks by Kensa Heat Pumps and Hanover Housing Association has been applauded by tenants and the industry, resulting in an…
A bench made from recycled paint containers has been donated by Crown Paints Specification Services to celebrate the first year of a safety partnership with Derby Homes and Bell Group.
BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design and engineering business, has completed its part in the latest phase of the redevelopment of Ulster Hospital, taking one of the largest hospital redevelopment projects in Europe one…
When ISG won the contract from Dorset District Council to build Lulworth & Winfrith Primary School, it knew that some local community concerns were inevitable. Not only would this be the largest…
Here, Kevin Burgoyne from Eric Wright Construction discusses the company’s newly-completed Burnley High School project in Lancashire.
Award-winning business recovery and insolvency specialist, Gibson Hewitt, is warning construction businesses to be cautious about the relationships they build with businesses that operate as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
Building a new leisure centre can be a gamble for a local authority, particularly when the council already has one in operation and suggests a costly alternative on a site in the…
The new model of housing for the post-60 market in the UK is the perfect environment for the Internet of Things (IoT) to make a difference, and house-builders and providers are waking…
In pursuing their efforts to address fuel poverty, many social housing landlords face some unique challenges in tackling the pressures to keep rental and energy costs as low as possible while complying…
When Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) undertook a multimillion-pound investment in the creation of a new community hub for students – the Birley Fields Campus – Luxonic was selected alongside consultants and contractors…
Cheetham CofE Community Academy is a larger-than-average-sized primary school, with 540 students aged three to 11. Working closely with the school, refurbishment consultancy firm, Whitespace Consultants, was briefed to transform the blank…
Installing acoustic ceilings and wall absorbers in classrooms helps create calmer, more productive spaces for teaching and learning, improving speech intelligibility and concentration, which has a positive effect on academic performance.
There is unanimous agreement amongst organisations of all kinds – public sector and private – and the general public that fire safety is of critical importance. The consequences of not correctly specifying…
The UK is home to more than two million people with sight loss that can impact their daily life. Yet with the right adaptations in local authority housing – especially in the…
Tom Rollo, Polyflor’s Marketing Manager, explains why choosing a floorcovering that embodies dementia-friendly design principles is becoming increasingly important for those working on healthcare projects.
A new prime minister, a new housing minister, the Housing White Paper, and of course – Brexit. It is more crucial than ever that housing professionals come together to explore the many…
A new neighbourhood on the Leamouth Peninsula by Canary Wharf, London City Island – phase one completed by Ballymore and phase two to be delivered by EcoWorld Ballymore – is designed to…
Based in Greenwich, London, AMOS Sport Business School is a specialist French school offering undergraduate BA and post-graduate MA in sport management and business. The establishment has recently undergone an extensive development…
Two years ago, an RICS report highlighted that 73% of surveyors believed that lack of Business Information Modelling (BIM) will “seriously hinder” UK construction. The survey also highlighted that of those not…
An exciting partnership between synthetic turf facility expert, Notts Sport, a Liverpool school and a local hockey club has provided a first-class hockey facility for the school and wider community.
Why do some projects succeed and others fail despite having equally qualified people? A challenging question, but one that is often not considered, as many look to individuals to apportion blame and…
Durham University has opened its new £11.5m Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics designed by Studio Libeskind (New York). Durham University is one of the world’s leading institutions in cosmology and space science…
The drive towards more sustainable buildings has led to an evolution of green roofs from specialist eco-feature to much more mainstream specification. Whether the green roof is specified to help a building…
With councils and community funds across the country suffering under budget cuts; time and money are in short supply when it comes to procuring or replacing community buildings. Far from the drab,…
School leaders and authorities need to make building security the number one priority, says Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader of safety and security company Allegion.
James King, Sales Director of Sprue Safety Products, reflects on what measures can be implemented to best protect older residents from the risks of fire and carbon monoxide.
Catherine Zeliotis, Senior Architect and Healthcare Leader at health sector architectural specialist, Stantec, discusses the considerations and construction challenges surrounding the installation of Linear Accelerators (Linacs) on the second floor of the…
Gary Laird, Commercial Waterproofing Development Manager at Peter Cox, explains the importance of understanding the regulations regarding designing and installing waterproofing systems, and the training individuals need to enable them to do…
This year, Vision will showcase the best products and designers from both the UK and around the world. The event will explore the ways in which new and old materials are being…
The need for more social housing in the UK is a fact that can’t be argued against, but how can this be addressed? Chris Slezakowski, Innovation Director for the UK & Ireland…
Austin-Smith:Lord recently undertook the role of executive architect in the development of a new BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ 472-pupil combined nursery and primary Welsh medium school in the Furnace area of Llanelli.
Allison Whittington, Head of Housing at Zurich Municipal, discusses the risks associated with addressing the housing shortage.
Timberplay explains how play is being used to differentiate farm attractions in a competitive market.
Sara Harraway and Richard Flisher, Directors at CPMG Architects, provide insight into how organisations are increasingly investing in green buildings and architectural designs that reduce their environmental footprint whilst helping to improve…

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