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Latest Issue : April 2017

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

  • Restaurants & Bars: Eating on the dock of the bay
    Bristol’s Wapping Wharf is being revamped into a new food hub for the city, echoing the area’s historic past with a bustling new street plus a restaurant yard made of shipping containers. Teodora Lyubomirova reports. See page 24…
  • Commercial Offices: Putting the concept to work
    When AECOM’s workplace design practice was asked to create a central London hub for its own people, the global firm took the liberty of going back to basics to benefit employees’ experience. Michael Willoughby reports. See page 31…

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

  • External Envelope: Cladding & Facades
    Under the skin
    As well as aesthetic and performance requirements, the need for more sustainable envelopes is influencing architects’ choice of materials when it comes to facades, says Simon Wild of Formica Group. See page 49…
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    Designing-in the the benefits of UFH
    Toby Howard-Willis of JG Speedfit looks at some of the key design considerations for modern house design when it comes to underfloor heating. See page 63…
  • Interiors: Wall & Partitions
    Closing the gap
    Acoustic and fire safety standards must be adapted to meet modern product requirements, argues Kye Edwards of partitioning firm Ocula Systems. See page 71…
  • Landscaping & External Works: External Finishes
    Composed of sustainability
    Alex Collins from Ecodek says that wood polymer composites present a new world of sustainable, durable construction materials. See page 81…

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