Domus Ventilation makes debut at two construction shows this winter

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, will be exhibiting at UK Construction Week and London Build this year for the first time.  Domus will be on stand E10 at UK Construction Week (8-10th October at the NEC, Birmingham) and stand V22 at London Build (27-28th November at Olympia London).  The... View Article

Save the date: Decorex International 6 – 9 October 2019

Decorex International will make its debut at Olympia London this year, from the 6-9 October, marking an exciting new chapter in the show’s 42-year history. Offering a showcase of the very latest in high-end design, an exceptional speaking programme and... View Article

Humans of Construction at London Build 2019

This November will see London Build once again take over the Olympia London, bringing together over 25,000 construction professionals across two days for the largest built environment show for London. This incredible event will also host the largest ever meeting... View Article

ALEM reminds new members of half price membership offer

The Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM) is reminding the industry of its half price joining fee for new members. This offer will give companies a chance to learn about the benefits of membership by receiving all legislation... View Article

Comfort cooling for Blackheath High School

Blackheath High School, an independent day school for girls and part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) network, recently invested £18 million to provide new state of the art facilities including a new library and resource centre, and AET... View Article

Ask the Architect: Margherita Cesca

Margherita Cesca of Saunders Boston Architects answers ADF’s questions on what drives her personally and professionally Why did you become an architect? Art and architecture have always been a big part of my life; from a very young age, I... View Article

Forest canopy

Inspired by the ‘Bamboo Forest’ of a nearby national park, the Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre near Shanghai marks the entrance to a huge new tourist attraction in its city. Roseanne Field reports The city of Wuxi sits on the banks... View Article

Offsite Expo – the catalyst for change

The first ever Offsite Expo will bring together the sector’s most influential organisations, individuals, commentators and business leaders who are driving the offsite agenda forward, at Ricoh Arena, Coventry in September From ‘Rethinking Construction’ published in 1998 to the acclaimed... View Article

West End wellness

The Crown Estate’s first coworking venture, off London’s Regent Street, offers a nurturing environment for small businesses in a refurbished building which is also the first Well-accredited project of its kind. James Parker reports A new coworking space completed in... View Article

Protect and survive

Sally Osmond of Frontier Pitts discusses the importance of impact testing for product solutions for defence against vehicle-borne attacks, and looks at relevant regulations In the UK, and indeed the rest of the world, the current terrorism threat is constantly... View Article

The aesthetics of channel drainage for homes

External channel drainage systems can often be an overlooked factor in many projects, says William Poynter of ACO Water Management, explaining why architects should consider the aesthetic benefits of different options while addressing practical challenges The significance of drainage systems... View Article