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For low energy office solutions keep it simple

The design, construction and operation of low energy buildings should favour a simple ‘fabric first’ approach wherever possible writes, Tom De Saulles, building physicist at The Concrete Centre. Avoid the green wash. For effective long-term sustainability you need to get... View Article

Asbestos Training: A requirement for a reason

The ability to identify and avoid asbestos is essential to work safely within the construction industry. Though British workplaces are among the safest in the world, as reported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the 4,500 deaths due to... View Article

Donington Park wins prestigious property award

Donington Park, the international motorsport venue which is home to the 2015 round of MotoGP and a host of other international events including the British Touring Car Championship and World Superbikes, has won a prestigious property award for the design... View Article

Lord Foster receives Menschen in Europa Award in Passau

Lord Foster was presented with the prestigious ‘Menschen in Europa’ Art Award at a ceremony at the Verlagsgruppe Passau Media Centre in Germany yesterday. The MiE programme was established by one of Europe’s largest newspaper publishers as a forum to... View Article

Tengbom designs Kommendören restaurant

Tengbom’s interior design studio has designed the new Kommendören restaurant in Stockholm’s Östermalm district. The neighbourhood restaurant is inspired by the American bistro concept and will open its doors this Friday, 10 October. Kommendören, at Kommendörsgatan 7, is the most... View Article

Gerflor creates new role for industry sector

The new role of Sales Manager, Industry Sector, Gerflor Limited, has been taken by Guendalina Ottaggio, who joins the leading vinyl flooring manufacturer as it invests in new personnel, products and services to support an expansion strategy for its UK... View Article

Planning is critical to a healthy urban future

Planners have an important role in the battle against ‘lifestyle diseases’ highlighted in a new report, entitled, ‘Promoting Healthy Cities’. The rise of health challenges such as non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes and mental health... View Article
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