Latest Issue : Sept 2016
The September 2016 edition of ADF features two in-depth case studies:
BUILDING FOR EDUCATION
A lesson in large-scale Passivhaus – University of Leicester
Over a kilometre of ‘earth tubes,’ offsite manufacture, and air tests using an aircraft engine were all required to make the UK’s largest Passivhaus building a reality. Stephen Cousins reports.
HERITAGE & HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Regeneration sets out historic market’s stall for the future – Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market has adapted over the centuries, but has its latest regeneration, realised in the wake of a high-profile failure, future-proofed it? Amy Dron finds out.
As well as all our regular ‘product round-up’ sections and this issue will take a more detailed look at:
- STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS: WATERPROOFING
The benefits of a layered approach
The right choice of waterproofing for below ground structures can help avoid the financial implications of water ingress. Alex Burman of Sika looks at the options for architects and specifiers.
- EXTERNAL ENVELOPE: CLADDING & FACADES
Presenting a sophisticated front
With more sophisticated facade solutions come even greater expectations. Paul Hughes from FunderMax explains how the market is continuing to innovate to meet clients’ increasingly esoteric demands.
- HEATING: FIRES & FIREPLACES
A hot favourite for heating sustainable buildings
Rising fuel prices and the need to cut carbon emissions has put greater focus on green building and renewable energy. Schiedel Chimney Systems’ Stephen Dodds explains why wood burning stoves are the smart as well as safe way to heat modern eco homes.
- INTERIORS: FLOORCOVERINGS
Wellness in the workplace
Mark Bauer at Forbo Flooring Systems explores how improving workplace design with a holistic focus on all interior elements has the ability to enhance employee productivity and satisfaction.
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