Apr 20, 2018 Last Updated 12:58 PM, Apr 18, 2018
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…
Architecture Initiative’s new school in east London has opened its doors to over 700 primary school pupils. Designed for Tower Hamlets School and London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Olga Primary School envisions…
It is fair to say that the Planning (Scotland) Bill has been a long time in the making. The bill was introduced on 4th December 2017. However, the independent review of the…
“The architecture community has lost a giant. Neave was a pioneer: he showed us how intellectual rigour, sensitive urbanism, his supreme design skill and determination could deliver wellbeing to the local community…
The implementation of LED lighting and dynamic boiler control technology at the East London college is expected to deliver annual energy savings of around £25,000.
Celebrating an impressive 32 years, kbb Birmingham – one of the UK’s largest and most established kitchen, bedroom and bathroom events – returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 4 to 7th March…
When Caterham School in Surrey announced an extension to its facilities as part of the new Performing Arts Centre of Excellence (PACE) project, the concept of an experimental ‘black box’ theatre formed…
40 years on, the Phoenix Project aims to restore a Covent Garden gym to its iconic status as a Central London community asset by Phil Rumbelow.
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…
While recent winters have been relatively dry, that’s no reason to become complacent about flooding – especially in prone areas. So, when new homes are being built in areas at risk, building…
The ultra-compact surface Dekton in the colour ‘Edora’ has been selected for use on the exterior facades on the recently completed Erlangen University Hospital in Germany.
It has been announced that Carillion has been placed into Compulsory Liquidation also known as a Compulsory Winding Up (CWU). Normally, the insolvency of a giant corporation such as this is via…
The University of Leicester has officially opened the George Davies Centre, its new cutting-edge medical teaching and research building, named in honour of the Fashion Retailer George Davies and opened by Sir…
Leading washroom manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has injected a splash of colour into North Middlesex University Hospital as part of an extensive refurbishment.
With over 55,000 homes, Peabody is one of the largest housing providers in London and the South East. It delivers services to 111,000 residents, 8000 care and support customers and the wider…
Although the news that Carillion has been wound up by the court is not unexpected, given the recent coverage in the press, the full impact of its liquidation will come as a…
AHR has worked in collaboration with Arup and Interserve to create a striking new £28m sustainable leisure centre for Eastleigh Borough Council.
Operators of public sector buildings and those who specify their security measures need to balance risks versus response versus costs then think outside the box for the most appropriate and proportionate physical,…
Across the public sector, there is a continuous need to manage and service many different types of buildings to ensure they are habitable and in excellent working condition; those responsible must do…
Sevenoaks Leisure Centre is set to benefit from a £1m investment, which will see a complete redesign of the fitness facilities over two floors, including the transformation of a large, underused toddler…
ARCHITECT@WORK, the carefully curated two-day trade show aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, will return to Olympia National Hall, London, for its 2018 edition from 24 to 25th January.
Islwyn High in Caerphilly is an ambitious project to amalgamate two former schools in a new purpose-built development. Part of the 21st Century School Programme across Wales, the impressive three-storey building comprises…

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Duncan Voice, Store Manager at Insulation Superstore, outlines why architects need to learn a valuable lesson from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and take back control of specification.
Technological innovation has dramatically altered methods and practices utilised by construction firms in recent years. The University of Essex training centre site is a prime example of modern building techniques improving efficiency…

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