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New landmark development in Shanghai achieves BREEAM rating

The new towers that form part of the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre’s (SISSC) flagship marina development in China’s largest city have used BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment standard to demonstrate best practice in sustainable building design, construction and... View Article

Queen’s Award for Stirling Lloyd

Stirling Lloyd, manufacturers of the Integritank structural waterproofing system, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its continued international success. Considered the UK’s most prestigious business honour, the Queen’s Award is awarded to businesses who show... View Article

Water Minister praises innovative project

Severn Trent Costain have signed a multi-million pound contract with major UK dairy First Milk, to design, build and operate a new wastewater treatment plant at the company’s Haverfordwest Creamery. The innovative wastewater plant is the result of a close... View Article

Laminating history

Abet Laminati has opened a museum to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The displays, at the company’s Bra factory near Milan, are organised chronologically to take the visitor on a historical tour of laminates in design. Over the years, the company... View Article

Schneider Electric launches new Argus presence detector range

Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, has launched a new range of presence and movement detectors, enabling users to drastically reduce energy wastage, through better lighting control. The new Argus movement and presence detectors offer demand-based, automatic lighting control... View Article

Local company win Bathstore contract

Last month Graffiti Design installed some Specialist Retail Signage for our first project for large retailer Bath Store in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Bathstore is the largest specialist bathroom retailer in the UK, Their ethos is delivering well designed bathrooms to a... View Article

Helifix BowTie – the solution for bowed building walls

The recently upgraded BowTie HD, from masonry repair specialist Helifix, is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilisation by securing the wall to internal joists or... View Article

Comar window systems improve performance

With ever-increasing demands on the performance of glazing and opening vents, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have developed and rigorously tested their aluminium window systems to meet the very latest performance and specification demands, ensuring their clients have a future proof... View Article

Next generation insulation for exclusive development

A stylish purpose built development of three houses in Buckingham Road, Leeds is the latest project to benefit from OPTIM-R – an optimum performance Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) from market leaders Kingspan Insulation. With great links to the city centre... View Article

A-class office for Telecoms HQ opens in Warsaw

Warsaw’s new office complex for Miasteczko Grupy Orange, Poland’s largest telecommunications company, was officially opened. Arup worked with architect Stanisław Fiszer on the development of the eight-storey, 44,000m² complex which includes two underground car parks. The A-class commercial building, which... View Article

VIPs seal the deal

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Ensuring a high level of building fabric performance has become increasingly important in recent years as new regulations and the rising cost of energy lead to a greater demand for more... View Article

Lead roofing and its modern replacements

Theft of lead flashings from roofs and concerns over the health and safety implications of working with the material generally has prompted the launch of lead-free solutions. Kevin Ley, technical manager of UK roofing manufacturer Redland, explores the issues. Increasing... View Article
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