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Latest Issue : July 2017

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The July 2017 edition of ADF features two in-depth case studies:

  • Healthcare Build & Design: Taking care in the community
    For Tangram Architects, a new mental health unit for women on a constrained but high-profile urban site in Coventry required careful handling and expertise to get the balance right. James Parker reports. See page 31…
  • Leisure & Sports Facilities: A big hit – but on a human scale
    Jess Unwin learns how David Morley Architects tackled the design challenges of scale, flexibility and adaptability to create a new sports complex for the University of Nottingham. See page 41…

As well as all our regular ‘product round-up’ sections this issue will take a more detailed look at:

  • Structural Elements: Structural Timber
    Growing acceptance of timber
    Timber is seeing a strong resurgence across many construction sectors due to sustainability drivers, but obstacles remain. ADF canvasses industry views. See page 53…
  • External Envelope: Balconies (Including Balustrading & Tiling Solutions)
    Breaking the thermal mould
    Heat lost through conventionally-wrapped parapets is a common complaint among architects, so an efficient space-saving alternative is welcome, says Schöck’s Chris Willett. See page 59…
  • Insulation
    Rock-solid insulation credentials
    With clients demanding versatility as well as robust credentials from insulation, Paul Barrett of Rockwool puts stone wool under the microscope. See page 73…
  • Landscaping & External Works: Canopies & External Shading
    Timber covers all the bases
    Stephen Toone of canopy manufacturer Fordingbridge describes how timber’s versatility of application and lasting appeal is increasingly seeing it specified. See page 81…

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