Apr 27, 2017 Last Updated 2:06 PM, Apr 27, 2017
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…
Plymouth School of Creative Arts was founded by Plymouth College of Art in 2013 as a radical new kind of mainstream city centre all-through free school that, together with the college, is…
The new Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) HQ building will be called the Jack Copeland Centre and it is due to complete and be fully operational by the summer of 2017.…
Nicholas Horton, Managing Director of Forest Pennant, the commercial brand of Forest of Dean Stone Firms, explains the key factors when specifying British natural stone.
An energy-saving initiative undertaken by Hampshire County Council is on track to save the local authority an estimated £11,000 a year following the implementation of a transformational energy-efficient lighting investment project.
Suitable social housing for the elderly and those with disabilities can dramatically reduce the need for additional social care and limit the pressure on the NHS, yet there is still a shortage…
The repair and upgrade for the roof of sheltered housing complex, Hatton Hall – without disrupting the occupants or damaging the adjoining listed building – has given a new lease of life…
Building redevelopments in healthcare establishments can be particularly challenging, with downtime needing to be kept to a minimum or, very often, not an option at all. Safety is also a key factor…
Two new South Lakeland housing developments have welcomed their first residents, giving local families the opportunity to stay in their community and helping ease the current demand for housing.
Designed by Lungfish and built by Wates Construction, the new Bluecoat Academy Primary in Nottingham showed that collaboration is key in building successful developments and meeting the school places challenge.
With asbestos in schools again attracting headlines, David Cooper of risk management specialist Lucion Services says that safety management practices can be improved with full use of advanced sampling and testing methods…
When it comes to our children’s health and wellbeing, are we planning to fail? That’s the question API’s Chair, Mark Hardy, put to visitors at SALTEX at the end of last year…
There is a huge debate in housing circles looking at how to solve the housing supply crisis; do we build up, do we build out onto the green belt, how much affordable…
The opening of South Tyneside Council’s The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is simply the first phase of a hugely ambitious plan to regenerate South Shields’ town centre and transform…
Managers of healthcare buildings, hospitals and care homes need to look deeper into how to protect and aid vulnerable and less able-bodied groups around doorways, says Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader of Allegion…
Interpave discusses how innovations with concrete block permeable paving help meet regulatory requirements for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) while cutting costs, optimising land use and enhancing external space – demonstrated at a…
Kidde Safety discusses the importance of keeping smoke, heat and CO alarm protection in housing up to date – and what to look out for.
Are public sector clients keeping up with the digital building revolution? Steve Martin, ECA Head of Specialist Groups, explains more.
A new Government-backed pilot scheme has launched to unblock infrastructure hold ups that are delaying the building of new homes.
Croft Medical Centre is a modern GP practice in Chelmsley Wood by Birmingham. It is proof that a little attention to lighting design can go a long way towards a professional and…
From 28 to 30th March, 12,000 trade, healthcare professional and public visitors in the independent living and disability sector will be taking over the Birmingham NEC for three of the most enterprising…
The £8.9m recladding of the landmark 17-storey residential tower, Chaucer House in Sutton, Surrey, has been completed using an innovative form of fixing solution to overcome significant technical challenges whilst allowing residents…
Altro resin flooring is providing the ultimate in colour, flexibility and durability on an award-winning, £10m refurbished campus at North Hertfordshire College, in Hitchin.
John Houlden, Procurement and Projects Lawyer at Burges Salmon, discusses the Government’s Industrial Strategy – what does it mean for procurement?
Speller Metcalfe has undertaken a £10.5m revamp of Perdiswell Leisure Centre on behalf of Worcester City Council, with the focal point being a new eight-lane competition standard pool, designed to attract everyone…
Robert Hughes, Business Development Director for the Virtue energy storage solution, explains how using the technology can assist in creating a smart energy infrastructure for local communities, including homes and businesses, which…
The recently-opened £18m Goresbrook School in Dagenham provides compelling evidence of how off-site construction has truly established itself as the smarter choice for education projects large and small, according to Orla Corr,…

Ecobuild in preview

Ecobuild returns in March with an overarching theme of regeneration, which will be brought to life through an immersive exhibition and conference programme that will redefine sustainability, identify future growth sectors and…
The Sunderland community now has access to an exceptional leisure facility, Washington Leisure Centre, with curtain walling from Reynaers, a leading provider of aluminium glazing systems.
Howard Cooper from Delta Balustrades discusses the balustrade design and installation considerations at the University of Wolverhampton’s new Business School.
Ensuring good water hygiene in public leisure facilities often comes at a smelly and often irritating price – chlorine, the overuse of which can be unpleasant for water users. Steven Booth, Associate…
Residents of the city of Mississauga, near Toronto in Canada, were pleased when the Meadowvale Community Centre and Library re-opened in 2016, featuring a bright new solar shading solution from Levolux.
When looking at any play development it is important to consider what the real purpose of a play area is. Across the country, generation after generation of children are having their access…
The proven cost and time-saving credentials of award-winning Altro Looselay technology has resulted in Altro XpressLay safety flooring selected for installation in 27 new schools being built in the north east of…
Marie Hanby, Marketing Manager at Intastop – a leading manufacturer of door, place and people protection – explains how key areas can be easily protected and why NHS trusts and healthcare providers…
Simon Wild, European Category Marketing Manager at Formica Group, looks at the importance of housing design for senior living and the contribution cladding can play.
Brian Newell, Founder and Chief Executive of ventilated cladding specialist, Shackerley, discusses the practical and aesthetic considerations for the ceramic granite cladding system used at the University of Birmingham’s new £44m library…
The construction industry has been warned that lack of attention to wildlife now could lead to costly delays in spring 2017.
Steve Crabb, Director of Consumer Vulnerability at British Gas, looks at the legacy of the Community Action Partnership (CAP), an innovative scheme to help tackle fuel poverty, and what it means for…

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