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Abode – urban living in a rural setting

Joint winner of the Sunday Times British Homes Awards’ Development of the Year (with more than 100 homes) Countryside’s Abode community proves that volume housing does not have to look and feel like a faceless executive estate This exemplary development,... View Article

Jury out on need for further housing standards

It was confirmed at the recent Housing Standards Review briefing that the government would consider implementing further standards or regulations in the future if the review process identifies the need. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) head of... View Article

Getting the building blocks in place

Focus on sustainability and the environment has never been more important, no matter what industry you are in. But, with research stating that the construction and demolition sector is the largest contributor to waste in the UK, according to the... View Article

Christine Hammarling receives adjunct professorship at Chalmers

Tengbom has started a cooperation with ChaImers Architecture through Christine Hammarling receiving an adjunct professorship in healthcare architecture. The inaugural lecture was held on 29 October. The Centre for Healthcare Architecture (CVA) at Chalmers established a new adjunct professorship in... View Article

Value in the vision of health architecture

Paul Wainwright, a founding director of Leeds-based QAD Architects, delivered a keynote speech recently to the King’s Fund in London outlining the need for flexibility within health architecture in order to deliver both longevity and value for money. The King’s... View Article

Ensuring inclusive design in our public spaces

Stephen Williams met with key professional bodies, challenging them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive. Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion (20 October 2014) with key professional bodies and challenged them to... View Article

Eight steps to the perfect roof

SIG Design & Technology’s Sales Director Ross Finnie outlines how the perfect roof can be built using a structured approach to roof design and specification. He offers useful guidance which you can apply time and time again to ensure maximum... View Article

Consumers drive evolution in wiring accessories

The importance of intuitive and custom design for wiring accessories. By Jason Ng, marketing communications specialist at MK Electric Before a small selection of consumer brands – most famously Apple led by its late founder Steve Jobs and chief designer... View Article

Fire safety & legal responsibilities

If you are an architect preparing the design for a new building or a retrofit, having an appreciation for and working knowledge of the latest fire safety legislation will ensure compliance and ultimately save lives. The latest government statistics show... View Article

A&G creates new specification team

A&G (Acheson & Glover) has announced the formation of a new specification team to look after its GB and Irish markets. Led by Brian Mulgrew, the new team will focus on working closely with architects and specifiers first hand to... View Article

Saniflo welcomes new regional field sales manager

Saniflo UK has welcomed KBB industry specialist Martyn Andreoli to the post of Southern regional field sales manager. Martyn, who is responsible for a team of four, joined the market leader for macerators and pumps in May and has since... View Article

Arup appointed lead advisor for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Arup, the global designers, engineers, planners and consultants will provide advice for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure for the Games. Jerome Frost, Arup director who... View Article

100,000 new homes exempt from zero carbon homes standard

With the 2015 election fast appearing on the horizon, the main political parties are using their last party conference before the election to introduce flagship policies This weekend it was the turn of the Conservative party to release their latest... View Article
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