Open plan offices are damaging workers ability to concentrate

The noise and distraction of open plan workplaces are preventing employees from focusing on individual tasks requiring high levels of concentration and minimum disruption, according to research from Unispace, the global design firm.  The findings come as part of Unispace’s... View Article

Carillion’s demise: what lessons can we learn?

Angus Dent, CEO, ArchOver comments, As the dust begins settling on the collapse of Carillion, we move to the damage assessment phase – but question marks remain over the fate of at least 43,000 jobs. 30,000+ small businesses are thought... View Article

360°ethos brings One Creative a BRE BIM Business certification

Award-winning building designer practice One Creative Environments Ltd. (One) has been awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification. One is an integrated multidisciplinary building design business working in masterplanning, architecture, landscape architecture, civil and structural engineering and building... View Article

Metamorphism: Transforming materials in Architecture

“Today it is no longer possible to talk about materials in architecture in an exclusively technical and economic sense without addressing the question of their meaning and sensuality.” (Ákos Moravánszky) The complex biological process involving the exchange of chemical substances... View Article

Prospect of artificial Intelligence of limited concern for UK SMEs

The majority of the UK’s SMEs are largely unconcerned about the prospect of artificial intelligence (AI), with the potential of improved productivity seen as a potential major benefit, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance. The results were obtained from the Close Brothers... View Article

BSRIA in support of Renewable Heat Incentive: reformed & refocused scheme

BSRIA is in support of the “reformed and refocused scheme” for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) issued by government on Friday following an industry-wide consultation. Such reforms will ensure: a focus on long-term decarbonisation: promoting the deployment of the right technologies for the right uses, while... View Article

Fact of the Week – 12th February 2018

The world’s largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to see the 322 galleries which house nearly three million works of... View Article

2018 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship now open

The 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship opens today and welcomes applications from architecture students enrolled in schools of architecture around the world. A £7,000 grant will be awarded to one winner by a panel of judges... View Article

Corstorphine + Wright starts year with raft of promotions

National architectural practice, Corstorphine + Wright has kicked-off 2018 with 10 key promotions across its Warwick, London and Stourbridge offices. Dan Chadwick and Chris McCurtin have been promoted to Associate Director. Dan is currently working on a number of retail-led... View Article