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Flowcrete UK expands BIM Content Library

New BIM objects added to Flowcrete UK’s extensive BIM Content Library. Every flooring element required for a 3D building model can now be sourced from Flowcrete UK’s BIM Content Library. Each BIM object provides layers of data to support the... View Article

Entering an era of elegance

Giving the Moderne a contemporary edge while maintaining the tenets of iconic 1930’s design has been realised in the redevelopment of a prestigious London building. No 1 New Oxford Street – formerly known as Commonwealth House – now has an... View Article

The first line of defence

Mark Stone of Securiscape explains how designers are using street furniture and planters as part of a defensive strategy to protect the public from terrorism We have come a long way since 2007, when, in the wake of a vehicle-borne... View Article

Form follows function

Making an entrance better by design is a process of consideration and elimination, as GEZE UK’s Richard Richardson-Derry explains ‘Form follows function’ may be a basic tenet of modern architecture, but when it comes to designing entrances, aesthetics are inevitably... View Article

Water water (isn’t) everywhere

Lisa Farnsworth of Stormsaver discusses how rainwater harvesting is critical to the design of future building design in the context of UK water scarcity It is impossible to not notice the changes in weather conditions that we have been experiencing... View Article

Let there be light

Patients may leave hospital quicker when they are on wards with high levels of natural light – in this context Scott Leeder of Velux Modular Skylights looks at the health and wellbeing benefits of bringing in daylight Over the last... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings launches new education brochure

It focusses on ceiling systems that make a difference in education facilities. Armstrong Ceilings is marking the start of a new school year with the launch of a new education brochure which focuses on helping architects and specifiers design cost-effective... View Article

Healthy indoor environments aid recovery

The noise found in modern hospitals is caused by a variety of sources which include patients, staff, visitors, medical alerts and other lifesaving technology, making these healthcare environments often unable to meet the acoustic levels recommended by the World Health... View Article

The most sustainable material of them all

Sean Parnaby of West Port says that the timber industry is gradually winning the war against misconceptions about what he claims is not only the oldest, but the best fenestration material There’s a growing awareness that timber isn’t the expensive,... View Article

The timber revolution

Sarah Harding of Accsys Group reports on how the UK is experiencing a revolution in timber in architecture, as designers and specifiers increasingly embrace the material’s combination of beauty and environmental advantages Running earlier this year at the Roca London... View Article

The membrane method

Adam Ford and John Mellor of Protect Membranes discuss how to achieve low U-values using membrane technology with low emissivity The use of timber in construction is now seen as a key route to address the UK’s housing shortage. The... View Article

Going with the grain

Here, Gregg Wright of Reliance Veneer explains how the demand for decorative timbers combined with modern manufacturing techniques not only makes environmental sense, but can also enhance design Have you ever looked at a beautiful piece of furniture and wondered... View Article

Breathing buildings launches new education brochure

Student well-being is key when it comes to selecting a ventilation system for schools. To help ensure the provision of healthy air in schools, Breathing Buildings has launched a new sector-specific brochure titled ‘Ventilation for Schools’. The ventilation design, specification,... View Article

Schueco Jansen renovation window is the preferred solution

Janisol Arte 2.0, the second-generation renovation window from steel systems specialist Schueco Jansen, is proving popular with architects because of its enhanced specification, improved performance characteristics and ability to satisfy the aesthetic concerns of local authority planners and conservation officers.... View Article
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