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Consumers drive evolution in wiring accessories

The importance of intuitive and custom design for wiring accessories. By Jason Ng, marketing communications specialist at MK Electric Before a small selection of consumer brands – most famously Apple led by its late founder Steve Jobs and chief designer... View Article

Fire safety & legal responsibilities

If you are an architect preparing the design for a new building or a retrofit, having an appreciation for and working knowledge of the latest fire safety legislation will ensure compliance and ultimately save lives. The latest government statistics show... View Article

A&G creates new specification team

A&G (Acheson & Glover) has announced the formation of a new specification team to look after its GB and Irish markets. Led by Brian Mulgrew, the new team will focus on working closely with architects and specifiers first hand to... View Article

Saniflo welcomes new regional field sales manager

Saniflo UK has welcomed KBB industry specialist Martyn Andreoli to the post of Southern regional field sales manager. Martyn, who is responsible for a team of four, joined the market leader for macerators and pumps in May and has since... View Article

Arup appointed lead advisor for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Arup, the global designers, engineers, planners and consultants will provide advice for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure for the Games. Jerome Frost, Arup director who... View Article

100,000 new homes exempt from zero carbon homes standard

With the 2015 election fast appearing on the horizon, the main political parties are using their last party conference before the election to introduce flagship policies This weekend it was the turn of the Conservative party to release their latest... View Article

Closing the lighting skills gap

BRE Academy and the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) are joining forces to provide built environment professionals with training that will help them to deliver and maintain best practice lighting solutions. The first of these courses, Obtrusive Light: Navigating the... View Article

CARE International is ISG’s Inaugural Global Charity Partner

ISG has announced that its first ever global charity partner will be leading humanitarian organisation CARE International. This partnership forms a central element of ISG’s 2020 Sustainability Vision, which sets out the company’s commitment to acting responsibly and safely, with... View Article

Latest green deal report no surprise to GGF

The GGF expressed no great surprise at The Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report into the Green Deal in which they brand the policy a “disappointing failure”. The Committee qualified their comment by adding that cost to customers was too... View Article

Get Britain building delivery plan endorsed by GGF

Last week, Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive attended the launch of the Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan which makes the case for using construction as a driver of jobs and growth and includes a range of recommendations for... View Article

GGF prepares for busy time at party conferences

The GGF will yet again be in attendance at the political party conferences this Autumn to raise Members concerns across a range of political campaigns including: Reducing the rate of VAT on home improvements and energy efficient glazing The GGF... View Article

GGF reassures Scottish members ahead of referendum

With the imminent referendum on whether or not Scotland should be an independent country from the rest of the UK taking place this week, the GGF can reassure all Scottish Members that the levels of service and the benefits received... View Article

Visual concrete: aesthetics and good practice

‘It looks good and it does good’ is a simple explanation for why both designers and clients are increasingly turning to exposed concrete for its visual aesthetic and performance benefits reports Elaine Toogood, architect at The Concrete Centre Once they... View Article
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