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Johnson & Starley responds to DECC announcement

In response to the announcement by DECC on 22 July 2014 about the removal of Flue Gas Heat Recovery systems from the Green Deal home Improvement fund, Chris Yates, Managing Director of Johnson & Starley Limited commented that the early... View Article

Climate change, hospitals and patient well-being

Dr. Chris Iddon of SE Controls comments on hospital overheating from The Climate Change Commission report. The recently reported issue of climate change causing overheating in hospitals with an associated increase in related deaths, not only highlights the risk to... View Article

CIOB launches the new home for online learning

To meet the growing learning needs of busy, knowledgeable construction professionals the Chartered Institute of Building has launched a brand new CPD portal for CIOB members. The online system hosts a wide variety of CPD content on many subjects and... View Article

Future Details of Architecture, Guest-Edited By Mark Garcia

The architectural detail is up for grabs. Never has there been a moment when it has been riper for reinvention. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the... View Article

Educating Architects by Neil Spiller and Nic Clear

This is the first volume to consider comprehensively the role of architectural education in the 21st Century. In recent years, architectural education has been presented with numerous creative opportunities to reconsider itself. These include the increased use of technology within... View Article

Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

Architectural Styles by Owen Hopkins and published by Laurence King in September 2014 makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and... View Article

Willmott Dixon retains carbon neutrality status

Willmott Dixon has remained, what it believes to be, the only construction firm to be carbon neutral after again off-setting its emissions. Since 2012, the company has reduced its carbon intensity – the amount of carbon emissions relative to turnover... View Article

LandAid announces new pro bono giving campaign

Today LandAid, the property industry charity, launches its pro bono campaign to encourage its supporter network to give vital time and expertise to help disadvantaged young people in the UK. LandAid is asking for companies to commit at least 10... View Article

Atkins appoints Group managing director, Major Projects

Atkins has made a new strategic appointment to further strengthen its delivery of major projects around the world. Phil Todd joins the company from Fluor, as Group managing director, Major Projects, and will report directly to Donald Lawson who is... View Article

It’s time to put fabric first

According to Peter Wilcox, technical manager at insulation specialist Recticel, the construction industry has a problem. It’s a problem that affects us all – whether designers, contractors or occupants – new buildings aren’t meeting their designed energy efficiency targets. The... View Article
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