Online debate tackles fabric first approach to building

Expert guests are grappling with the critical industry issue of economical sustainable building in an online debate. The online debate is considering the motion: “Over the long-term, fabric first is the most economical approach to sustainable building”, and is drawing upon... View Article

Speaking out about sustainability

Ecobuild, the world’s largest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment takes place next month at London’s ExCeL and the event’s conference programme will include insights from former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone as well as a range... View Article

Growing green and healthy places

Green planting in urban areas will be the call to action for the industry at the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Green City Conference. The global event, supported by the Horticultural Trades Association, will take place on Tuesday,... View Article

Pukka flooring for Jamie’s restaurant

Foodies visiting Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall can admire more than just the cooking after Tarkett produced a bespoke floor for the popular eatery. As part of a recent renovation project, the flooring experts from Tarkett’s Floorcraft Design team... View Article

IBI Nightingale to design Birmingham Women’s Hospital

IBI Nightingale has won the £75 million VITA Project, a whole service transformation to redevelop the Birmingham Women’s Hospital site and create a National Centre of Excellence for Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Trust (BWHT). Over the coming months, the Practice... View Article

Anchors away for new Army sailing facilities!

This spring the Army Inshore Sail Training Centre, situated on Thorney Island in the heart of Chichester harbour, will benefit from a £1m extension to their existing facilities. This new centre will provide en-suite accommodation for army and service personnel... View Article

Getting to grips with door hardware

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has introduced an innovative new development in its respected education portfolio: the Foundation Module in Hardware. The new module – with online learning and examination so it can be completed at any pace –... View Article

On Your Bike: WSP to lead ‘Birmingham Cycle Revolution

WSP has been appointed as lead consultant for Birmingham’s new cycling network infrastructure. WSP’s appointment follows the launch of the transport plan for the region, the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP), which was launched by Sir Albert Bore, Leader of... View Article

greenteQ pulling power from VBH

Hardware distributor VBH has added stainless steel pull handles to the greenteQ hardware range. The series was developed by VBH in Germany, where doors are commonly fitted with key operated (wind-up) locks and pull handles have long been used in... View Article