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Levolux impresses in Washington

Conceived by a group of artists more than 10 years ago, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in Washington state, USA recently opened to critical acclaim, showcasing the very latest eco-building technology, including a motorised solar shading solution from Levolux.... View Article

QPSL launch new website

QPSL, a leader in the building products market with the brands Quantum Flooring, Dacatie and Qwood, has launched a new easy to use website, www.quantum-ps.co.uk. The website is mobile ready for contractors and specifiers to use out and about. The... View Article

Cutting costs in Photovoltaics: Glass innovations in focus

Although the costs for solar power have come down considerably lately, photovoltaics are still unable to compete with conventional energy sources. The “last mile” to competitiveness will therefore prove difficult for the sector: Cell and module production have already been... View Article

Greater Birmingham delegation reflects on positive MIPIM

This year’s MIPIM property exhibition has been hailed as “the most positive in years” by members of Greater Birmingham’s delegation, with an increased audience of investors taking notice of the momentum and ambition of the region’s large scale development projects.... View Article

Cabe appoints new chair

As part of continuing work to integrate Cabe into the Design Council, Pam Alexander has taken over from Paul Finch as the organisation’s new chair. It is expected that Cabe will benefit from her experience of strategic policy and delivery... View Article

Planning minister launches Building for Life website

Back in 2012 the Home Builders Federation (HBF), Cabe at the Design Council and Design for Homes, with the assistance of Nottingham Trent University, relaunched Building for Life (BfL 12). Based on the National Planning Policy Frame-work and Localism Act,... View Article

Understanding passive fire protection

The venue for the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) April regional CPD seminar will be at the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Llantrisant, Wales on Tuesday 8 April 2014. The event is held in association with the... View Article

New Specification Guide from Profile 22

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD is a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into... View Article

Lancaster University Launches Design Competition

An urban design competition is being launched by Lancaster University in its 50th anniversary year. The University is calling on architect-led, or landscape architect-led teams to rejuvenate its Lancaster campus’s principal walkway, known as The Spine. The ‘Spine’, is a... View Article

Specflue to open its new northern depot in Castleford

Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products and flue systems, has announced that its new northern depot will be in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Located just off junction 31 of the M62, the building will provide 20,000 square feet of... View Article

BIM cited as the answer to hospital modernisation

Building Information Modelling (BIM) could be the answer to modernising Britain’s hospitals in line with government patient legislation, according to 3D measurement expert Severn Partnership. The bold statement comes at a time when the UK government has announced it will... View Article
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