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Value in the vision of health architecture

Paul Wainwright, a founding director of Leeds-based QAD Architects, delivered a keynote speech recently to the King’s Fund in London outlining the need for flexibility within health architecture in order to deliver both longevity and value for money. The King’s... View Article

Ensuring inclusive design in our public spaces

Stephen Williams met with key professional bodies, challenging them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive. Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion (20 October 2014) with key professional bodies and challenged them to... View Article

Eight steps to the perfect roof

SIG Design & Technology’s Sales Director Ross Finnie outlines how the perfect roof can be built using a structured approach to roof design and specification. He offers useful guidance which you can apply time and time again to ensure maximum... View Article

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
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