Jun 20, 2018 Last Updated 7:43 AM, Jun 6, 2018
Terror atrocities using vehicles are now rife across the world as the vehicle as a weapon (VAW) becomes sadly the latest deadly terrorist attack method of choice. The chilling trend serves to…
Brooklands Museum, home of British aviation, has refurbished an old hangar to house a new exhibition and mezzanine level, requiring a simple lift for disabled access. Minimal structural supports and no head…
A term long used in the technology and digital industries, UX (user experience) is now frequently driving consumer expectations of all devices, including heating appliances. Christian Hadley, Head of Product Marketing at…
The introduction of Certikin’s OC-1 filter media two years ago has transformed swimming pool filtration, both in terms of energy consumption and ease of maintenance. One of its many legions of fans…
A modern yet sympathetic design is the hallmark of the £25m new High Wycombe Leisure Centre featuring a Proteus copper-clad entrance pod.
Space is a valuable commodity within most organisations these days, perhaps even more so now within schools and colleges where average classroom sizes continue to creep up year-on-year.
The sharp increase in severe weather events such as droughts, storms and flash floods over the past decade has emphasised the need for educational facilities to employ effective, future-proof water management solutions.…
There are few things which strike fear into social housing tenants’ hearts more than the potential of damp and mould lurking within the walls, floors and ceilings of their home. It is…
With Britain still in austerity, public sector bodies face increasingly difficult times, both financially and operationally. Despite funding gaps getting larger, the demand for new schools, hospitals and leisure facilities continues to…
Profile 22 has supplied its Optima Casement solution to 62 social housing properties in Rusholme, Manchester, for Arawak Walton Housing Association.
Back in 2010, a Government greenhouse gas emissions survey of the public estate found the worst offenders included many of the country’s hospitals, writes Jan Ponsford, Director at Virtus Consult.
Award-winning UK construction, refurbishment and fit-out contractor, Gilbert-Ash, has recently completed an extensive £16.2m rebuilding and remodelling of UCL’s renowned Faculty of Laws facilities in Camden, London.
Halifax’s Grade I Listed Piece Hall is a true monument to the town’s industrial heritage. As part of Calderdale Council’s ambitious plans to conserve the building and transform it into a cultural…
Dave Raynor, Product Manager at Watts Water Industries, discusses how the desire to reduce carbon emissions in public sector buildings is encouraging greater awareness of the components required to fulfil these objectives.
As we approach a year since the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, its implications for local authorities and registered providers for housing design, construction and ongoing management remain unclear, says Nigel Morrey, Technical…
Keeping hygroscopic salts at bay in an unusual Victorian refurbishment was the role for a new type of flexible membrane from Safeguard Europe – a leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and…
Preventing the growth of Legionella is extremely important, especially in a leisure centre where so many water systems are in place.
Sean Conlon from Conlon Construction discusses the design and construction of the BREEAM-rated ‘Excellent’ One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire, highlighting the elements of best practice that could be rolled out to other…
Here Alan Davison, Building Surveying Senior Partner at Pellings, weighs up the pros and cons of each consultancy framework option for the best results.
With the much-publicised General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect this month, the public sector is facing a range of challenges to ensure compliance in time for the deadline, writes Mike…
The iconic Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare has been sensitively renovated and remodelled by Weston College Group to create both community and new educational learning facilities. Chris Meir, Sales Director at Remeha, looks…
As our principal method of communication, speech allows us to interact with others, comprehend vocalisation and learn. So, when our auditory system is hindered, the communication between one person and another can…
John Moss, Head of Social Housing Sales at EnviroVent, looks at how the recently released English Housing Survey demonstrates why indoor air quality should be a priority for social landlords.
Regeneration in the East of England is shaping a new future for communities across the region, boosting the local economy and future-proofing its long-standing position as a location with the infrastructure and…
The green roof segment harbours a great deal of potential and will become increasingly significant as climate change continues. Cities are expanding, and the global population is growing steadily. As building development…
SaarFloor Noppe Stud Tile flooring in a variety of colours was recently used to help create an inspirational, educational environment in the refurbished Keith Green Building, home to the School of Architecture…
Getting maximum use from a sports facility is a common consideration for many within the education sector. So, with regular bad weather rendering its existing double pitch out of action for much…
Gosport Leisure Centre has reopened boasting a brand-new dance studio and extended car park following significant redevelopment by leisure design and build specialist, Createability.
Accessibility is still an issue in 2018. Lack of inclusion in the built environment comes as a challenge to many in their daily lives, and a great deal more than you’d think…
Booth Muirie’s versatile rainscreen cladding has helped a Scottish university to bond style with sustainability in a multi-million-pound building development.
Are your design choices influenced by your geography? David Brailsford, Altro’s new Product Introduction Manager, looks at surfaces for healthcare around the world and explores the influence that climate and light, as…
The UK’s school place crisis means that thousands of children will soon face not having a secondary school to go to unless swift action is taken. Here, Rodney Davidson at AG (Acheson…
Here, PSBJ looks at some of the responses from within the industry to the Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Simon Cross, Director of SiteSmart at BRE and a member of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), says increasing productivity – now more than ever as we lead up to Brexit – should…
If properly specified, dry-fixed ridge, hip and verge systems create trouble-free roofs that remain maintenance-free for years. The new BS 8612 Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling will…
Here, Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, explains the challenges and solutions during the renovation of a social housing development in Scotland.
In a bid to solve the ongoing housing crisis, the Government last year released a Housing White Paper. By encouraging the creation of new builds, the White Paper was proposed in order…
The Constance Stewart Hall Building, located at the heart of Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln, is a remarkable project and has transformed a historical campus into a place that has the…
The Fire Safety Event returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 10 to 12th April boasting an unparalleled line up of legal updates and best practice seminar sessions delivered by leading fire safety…
Designing and installing a VS-1 system with the sufficient structural strength capable of withstanding a significant wave load enabled GLASSOLUTIONS to secure a significant contract as part of the £80.11m construction of…
ecobuild is returning to ExCeL, London, from 6 to 8th March and, under the new ownership of Futurebuild Events, things are set to be very different. The event is being designed and…
A mix of metal and mineral ceiling and wall systems from Armstrong were specified for a new development at Royal Holloway, University of London, one of the top-30 universities in the UK.
In 2016, FT Leisure was formally appointed as UK distributor for Myrtha Pools in the UK. Myrtha is a world-renowned manufacturer of pre-fabricated modular stainless steel pool tank and pool ancillaries, with…
Instantly recognisable from the university logo and a statement example of modern architecture that heralds the entrance to campus, Lancaster University’s chaplaincy is a striking building with three circular flat roofs and…
Over 13.3 million people in the UK are currently living with a disability, equating to almost one in five of the total population*. Here James King, Sales Director at FireAngel, explores the…
In this article, Dave Lancaster from plumbing, heating cooling and infrastructure specialist, Uponor, discusses the risk of Legionella in hospital water systems and the ways in which this can be addressed through…
Here Paul Lang, Caledonian’s CEO, looks at how off-site construction can help alleviate the shortage of school places, through shorter build schedules that minimise disruption to the students, campus and the local…
Portakabin has successfully delivered the Global Academy, a £16m state-of-the-art hybrid modular building. It is the UK’s first University Technical College (UTC) to be built off-site.
Recent changes to social housing legislation are having a negative impact on the bottom line for social housing providers. The recent legislation enforcing landlords to cut their rents by 1% per year…
Achieving compliance on a building project is nothing new. In fact, records suggest that some Building Regulations date back to the late 1100s, when the sudden surge in building in London led…
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