Dec 09, 2019 Last Updated 10:52 AM, Aug 14, 2019

Let there be light

When it comes to educational buildings, specifying glazing products can be a challenge. Not only do these spaces need access to plenty of natural light to create a comfortable learning environment – but with stringent environmental policies weighing heavily on the public sector, efficiency must…
Although the public sector is regularly involved in a vast number of construction projects; whether it is refurbishing or developing new schools, housing or civic buildings, there is still a regrettable unawareness of the Construction Design & Management (CDM) regulations 2015, leaving councils and their…
Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group, has transformed a double decker bus into an inspirational reading space for a local primary school, after it won thousands of online votes.
The new school in Westport which was installed with a 2,300m² Bauder Thermofol roof has been recognised at this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) award ceremony. The RIAI aims to recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members and…
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 through off-site construction, early design integration, coordination and engagement.
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.
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 and it is hoped that the new Ogden Centre building will further cement…
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.
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 establishing a progressive continuum of creative learning and practice from age three to…
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, Executive Chairperson of The McAvoy Group.

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