Pick Everard strengthens team with duo of top level promotions

National property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has strengthened its top team with the announcement of two senior promotions across its design and architecture departments. Steve Cummings, who joined the firm in 2008 as a project architect, will take... View Article

LWK + PARTNERS: Why branding comes first in architecture

“When it comes to architecture, branding comes before anything else is designed,” said Rowena Wong, LWK + PARTNERS Senior Associate and brand experience expert, “It defines the identity, core values, and positioning of a place, steering the direction of the... View Article

Mind the gap: specifying window sealants

Andrew Swift, sales and operations manager, UK and Ireland – ISO-Chemie, offers advice for architects and designers specifying sealant tapes for windows and doors in residential homes and commercial buildings. Issues around airtightness and energy efficiency remain top of the... View Article

Altrincham office block brought back to the future

A dated Altrincham office block has been brought right up to date by Pozzoni Architecture, for asset manager Columbia Threadneedle, with a fresh 21st century look and feel. The new and spacious office building will soon welcome its first tenants... View Article

Increased fire standards call for informed specifications

Are efforts to improve the fire performance of residential high-rise buildings creating a risk that fully tested, quality – but not future compliant – building solutions may be replaced by seemingly compliant but lower performance products? We believe so and... View Article

Firestopping of Service Penetrations: A new best practice guide

To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit  organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service Penetrations. The aim of the guide... View Article