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Taking the heat out of a tricky issue

Radiators are commonly installed in hospitals, care homes and other medical services buildings. However, as Stelrad’s Chris Harvey reveals, only certain designs are really suitable for buildings used by elderly and vulnerable people. Low surface temperature (LST) radia- tors have... View Article

Carpet is a sound choice for care environments

Catherine Helliker of Danfloor UK explains why carpets are an excellent flooring material for keeping noise and dust down and providing thermal insulation. Acarefully considered interior design scheme is essential for any care environment, especially where there are residents living... View Article

Healthy intervention

Hospitals and care homes in the UK are under tremendous strain, but architects and specifiers can help improve public health by incorporating high-quality drinking water delivery systems in designs, says Kevin Winchester of BRITA Vivreau. The task of hydrating hospital... View Article

Providing hot water safely: getting the balance right

Specifying hot water systems in healthcare environments needs to navigate the tricky balance of providing enough heat to destroy Legionella bacteria, while mitigating the risk of scalding, says Carol Armstrong of Delabie UK. Until recently, thermostatic mixing valves were installed as a... View Article

Elevating the importance of hoists

Whether mobile, overhead or wall-mounted, hoists can be installed and used in any almost any space. Bob Oliver of Innova Care Concepts explains why hoisting systems should be integrated into healthcare building designs from the outset. Hoisting systems are one... View Article

Island Life – JW Marriott Venice resort and spa

James Parker interviews the architect behind an award-winning hotel masterplanning project on a Venetian island which sensitively re-used a variety of old buildings in an elegant new context. An artificial island in Venice’s lagoon is the location of a new... View Article

Pumping station selection

Pump specialist T-T Pumps look at what specifiers need to know when it comes to sewage pumping stations. Selecting a pumping system can be a complex and time-consuming task which can involve several hundred calculations to ensure optimum efficiency, reliability... View Article

The natural alternative: healthy results

With greater focus placed on healthier environments in addition to performance and sustainability, there has been increasing interest in lesser-known technologies. Mark Lynn describes the compelling benefits of natural insulation. We have long been familiar with the use of natural... View Article

Seeing the light on solar control

Adrian Adams of Saint Gobain Building Glass UK explains how the latest solar control glass can help create bright interiors without the heat or glare. Maximising daylight is now considered fundamental to good design as it enhances the comfort of the... View Article

Vinyl is back in fashion

From music to flooring, vinyl has made a comeback, and it is more versatile than ever. Flooring specialists Gerflor examine the trends . Bold design statements can either pay off stunningly well or, much like the derided 1970s pebble-dash, backfire... View Article

Future Watch – Teodora Lyumbomirova on acoustics

With the housing crisis forcing developers to build homes at higher density, Teodora Lyubomirova examines how architects and clients need to look beyond the limitations of current regulations to achieve good acoustics Since the last substantial change to Approved Document... View Article

View Point – Sonal Rathod from PLP

Sonal Rathod from PLP comments on the impact that Brexit is having on the firm, which currently employs a large number of EU staff. Employees from the EU bring a breadth of international experience and different schools of thought to... View Article

K+B design London joins Ecobuild at ExCel

The kitchen and bathroom design show moves in next door to Ecobuild to connect buyers directly with the supply chain. Dubbed ‘the ultimate design event for forward-thinkers in kitchen and bathroom design’, K+B design London will be held on 7-9 March at ExCel... View Article

Exploring new avenues for 2017

The annual conference and exhibition will turn the ExCel centre into an “immersive city” packed with the latest innovations for the built environment. Ecobuild returns in March with a focus on regeneration and a complete overhaul of the floor plan... View Article

High ambition – The Beacon, Hemel Hempstead

The Beacon, shortly to begin construction in Hemel Hempstead, is set to be the world’s most sustainable residential tower. James Parker spoke to the project’s architect to hear about this proposed model of luxury eco-living. The Beacon is an ambitious... View Article

An education in modular buildings

Andy King of Wernick Buildings gives a lesson in how modular construction can delivering the extra space schools need for the future, without added disruption. With pupil numbers in UK schools forecasted to increase over the coming years, space is... View Article

Fifty shades of green

Green roofs have proven benefits but care must be taken when choosing from the different types of systems available, says ZinCo director Fabian Kaiser. From creating green havens in concrete-dominated cities to safeguarding the waterproofing system of a building, the... View Article
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