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Blog: Balancing a sensible specification

High on today’s construction agenda is the need to lower environmental impact – combined with the challenge of delivering the desired aesthetic that is also cost effective, robust and easy to maintain. Here, Richard Price of Catnic, explains how pre-coated,... View Article

Blog: The future is green

The design and installation of green roofs requires an understanding of numerous aspects within a project. Here, Richard Clews of  Prater looks into the factors contributing to the expansion of the market and the key areas that need to be... View Article

Being Brunel – Six months to go

Bristol-based construction company Beard, Alec French Architects and Workhaus Projects play central role in major new museum and visitor experience, Being Brunel. A new national museum and visitor experience celebrating the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel will open... View Article

Hybrid of old and new creates stunning college campus

The architectural grandeur of a former Masonic Hall has provided the inspiration for a new sixth form campus for d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford which features glazing solutions from Senior Architectural System’s Hybrid range. Designed by TSH Architects, the new sixth... View Article

Schlüter Specification Insight: wetrooms fit for a Maharaja

We zone in on the complete wetroom solution provided for the Lalit Hotel, London—one of Schlüter-Systems’ grandest projects of 2016/17 and finalist in the ‘Listed Building (Over £5 million)’ category of the AJ Retrofit Awards 2017. Overview The conversion project... View Article

Polypipe in the driving seat for major highways project

Polypipe has supplied some of its most innovative sustainable drainage and cable protection solutions as part of a multi-million-pound project to keep one of England’s busiest road junctions moving. Main contractor, Galliford Try, specified a fully engineered water management attenuation... View Article

Altro creates home from home look for care home

Willowbrook Care Home in Birmingham provides specialist support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal care or nursing care on a long-term basis. The care home recently extended the premises to create more bedrooms and circulation... View Article

Procuratie Vecchie to be restored by David Chipperfield

Italian insurance giant Generali Group has appointed David Chipperfield Architects to undertake the restoration of a historic building in St Mark’s Square, Venice, which will see it opened to the public for the first time in 500 years. Once restored... View Article

Virtus Consult shares knowledge after NHS energy efficiency project

Leading multi-disciplinary real estate consultancy Virtus Consult, has completed a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Oxford Brookes University to refine and promote a holistic methodology for enhancing energy performance in existing buildings. The partnership followed a major energy efficiency... View Article

FaulknerBrowns plans for Derby swimming pool complex unveiled

Derby City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a state-of-the-art swimming and leisure facility designed by international design practice FaulknerBrowns Architects. The facility, which is being project managed by Mace, is planned as a replacement swimming pool complex alongside the... View Article
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