Oct 18, 2018 Last Updated 10:41 AM, Oct 15, 2018
Phil Chell of Sika Liquid Plastics discusses opportunities and challenges in building improvement funding in the academies sector.
When the 74th annual SALTEX exhibition opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, on 31st October and 1st November, visitors can not only look forward to a comprehensive product display spread over…
The importance of physical education in schools is well documented – not only for encouraging pupils to exercise but also for developing life skills such as teamwork. Having the appropriate sporting facilities…
Peckham Rye Park is an open space within the London Borough of Southwark. A vibrant community space, Peckham Rye has been engaged in an improvement programme over the past few years, which…
Many within the Building Information Modelling (BIM) community believe that without the strong backing of Government, this technology-based construction methodology would not see the level of visibility and general acceptance that it…
Paul Lang, Chief Executive Officer of Caledonian, looks at the evolution of modular buildings and how off-site construction can help to alleviate the housing crisis in the UK.
Modern policing comes with a complex set of challenges and thus demands facilities that can accommodate those evolving needs. When Bonny Street Police Station, an ageing 1971 structure near the Blackpool waterfront,…
Luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) and vinyl planks have become an increasingly popular choice of floorcovering as the quality and variety of them have improved. Given customers' high expectations for finished results, it’s…
Slough Borough Council is investing more than £62m in regenerating leisure facilities across the borough with a view to getting more people, more active, more often.
It is no secret that the biggest challenge facing the UK public sector over the next generation will be how it can adapt to serve an increasingly ageing population. The UK has…
The UK Government has announced its Clean Growth Strategy in response to the need for action against our rising carbon usage problem.
At first glance, the c.£2.8m Rathview Mental Health Facility, Omagh, is not what you would expect. In fact, it would be hard to know it was a healthcare building at all.
Dan Bourke, Social Housing Regional Manager at EnviroVent, looks at a recent study of mould involving four social landlords in the South East and Midlands, including contributing factors and recommendations for avoiding…
The pressure to meet an ever-increasing demand for school places is one that has been felt by local authorities across the UK for a number of years, with the requirement for places…
The construction industry is brimming with projects, products, innovations, debates and regulations, and keeping up is challenging.
London’s leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to Olympia, London, on 23rd and 24th October.
Healthcare Estates is only one month away, and the event will be celebrating IHEEM’s 75th anniversary and the 70th birthday of the NHS.
The 2018 Fire Door Safety Week campaign is set to run from 24 to 30th September and will accelerate education and build awareness about the critical role that fire doors play in…
Despite numerous benefits, there is often a misconception that roof tiles made from something other than a natural product are inferior. Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles, explores why those…
Here Anthony Barnett, Technical Marketing Manager at Armacell UK, looks at how fire-rated, closed-cell materials can both insulate and create a firestop to achieve reliable protection on pipework through walls and ceilings…
A high school is due to save more than £320,000 over the next 15 years just by changing its lightbulbs, thanks to renewable energy company Greenio.
A swimming pool is at the forefront of a renewable energy revolution which creates heat from wastewater.
High levels of natural light and ventilation are the hallmarks of Tree Top Village in Newcastle, a retirement village with an inspirational design that achieves its goal through the extensive use of…
When the School of Design at the University of Leeds wanted vibrant flooring for its Clothworkers Building South, it brought in architectural practice, Farrell and Clark, which chose Amtico’s versatile Signature collection…
The summer of 2018 may well rank as one of the hottest on record but the heatwave will come to an end, and for those four million households living in fuel poverty1,…
It’s no secret that having a diverse workforce benefits businesses in a myriad of different ways. In the public sector specifically, diversity allows organisations to better understand the wants and needs of…
Johnstone’s Trade recently worked with the Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and architect firm Hunters to completely refurbish the Derwent Ward, the hospital’s first purpose-designed, dementia-friendly area.
Dave Playfoot, Applications Manager from heating, cooling and plumbing specialist, Uponor, discusses the energy efficiency and management benefits of a renewables-based district heating installation at social housing apartments in Norfolk.
One of the UK’s largest counties, Essex is currently home to 1.4 million people, a population that’s expected to grow by 300,000 within the next 20 years.
Disabled toilets are subject to a range of suggested regulations to ensure public cubicles provide adequate space for accessibility and wheelchair manoeuvrability. Yet when it comes to disabled toilet usage – specifically,…
Iain Entwistle, Product Marketing Manager at Meesons A.I., looks at the problems that can arise as a result of tailgating in restricted areas of a building, and how it can be prevented.
Following the aftermath of the Grenfell Fire tragedy, Scotland has recently reviewed its laws regarding the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to provide a higher standard of protection throughout…
Upgraded ceiling and floor systems are a great way to improve acoustic performance – particularly when it comes to social housing developments of multi-tenant occupancy. Here British Gypsum Residential Sector Manager, Sarah…
As local authorities face increasing pressure to make efficiency savings, leisure centres, with their high and constant demand for heat and power, are a natural target for improvement. Combined heat and power…
With marine plastic pollution possibly proving to be the biggest environmental issue of our time, Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing at Eurocell, spoke to Jason Leadbitter, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager…
University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be challenging to keep on top of them and the hurdles they impose. Andrew…
Yvonne Campbell, General Manager of Vivalda Scotland, believes that despite the well-meaning recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt and Sir Martin Moore-Bick, architects and specifiers working in the public sector are still calling…
When recreation centre Sapphire Ice & Leisure opened in Romford this January, it became the UK’s first example of an ice rink built on a floor wholly and directly above a heated…
The new dedicated Breast Unit at Salisbury District Hospital has patient experience at its very core. A truly collaborative approach saw designers, staff and suppliers work with patients and their loved ones…
Centrepoint has recently published a report on youth homelessness in the UK which suggests that there is a much higher level of underlying youth homelessness than official figures indicate – with an…
The Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) for Cranfield University in Bedford, located on the perimeter of the airport, is a landmark building delivered in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Airbus.
Now known as Bristol’s creative quarter, the Paintworks story began as the development of Phoenix Wharf, a brownfield site which housed an original Victorian factory complex. Today, it is a mix of…
Shane Taggart at Western Building Systems explains why modular off-site building techniques are the Government’s secret weapon in the fight against low productivity levels within the construction sector.
We often hear that collaboration is improving rapidly in construction, thanks to digital technology. Elecosoft’s Jonathan Hunter explores how this can transform the operations of the large sites and strategic projects which…
Structure-borne noise is a growing problem for multi-occupancy buildings – but there are ways to reduce it, says Lee Nichols, Product Development & Business Manager at Monarfloor Acoustics, part of the BMI…
A new £28m leisure centre in Romford is one of only a few in the UK to feature a floating ice rink above a competition swimming pool. Toby Buckley, Managing Director of…
Schools need good quality daylight. This readily available and sustainable natural energy resource is widely recognised as one of the best ways to improve the happiness and wellbeing of building occupants. It…
An undulating ribbon of Corian forms the high-impact first impression of the magnificent new Menai Science Park (M-SParc) by FaulknerBrowns Architects.
Minesh Patel, Business Development Manager at Centrica Business Solutions, discusses a new Government fund for the development of heat networks across the UK and how using combined heat and power solutions to…
Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials which have been fire tested, and the options available to the industry.
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