Future watch – March

Norman Hayden hears the case for more urban extensions put by LK2’s Tom Drew. All across the country there is a struggle going on to access facilities which support health, well-being, community and leisure. Developments in our industry have been... View Article

The Vinden Partnership reacts to the Budget 2016

Peter Vinden, Managing Director of The Vinden Partnership – a leading multi-disciplinary consultant company to the built environment – said: “The Chancellor has talked of uncertain economic times ahead and it would seem that with this budget he doesn’t intend... View Article

Taking Passivhaus to the next level at Ecobuild 2016

The UK Passivhaus movement has strengthened its position versus other sustainability goals in the housing sector in recent months. Jon Bootland, Chief Executive of the Passivhaus Trust, explains how increasing numbers of housebuilders are embracing the gold standard of energy... View Article

RIBA President comments on Garden Bridge procurement row

The President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Jane Duncan, has given the following comment to The Architects’ Journal regarding the procurement of the Garden Bridge. Mrs Duncan has also written directly to the Mayor regarding this issue.... View Article

GGF defends members and confirms industry position

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has released a statement in defence against recent allegations made by Anthony Jones, Chairman of National Federation of Glaziers. Jones claimed GGF members had brought “consumer biased laws” upon the industry and also accused theFederation of being “afraid to... View Article

New bridges could be a boon for flood-hit areas

In the wake of the recent flooding events, many district and local authorities have been faced with the challenge of replacing large numbers of damaged and broken bridges as soon as possible. ESC Engineering Services have recently installed new bridge technologies... View Article

Countdown continues for BIM

The deadline for the mandatory use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 for all centrally procured projects is nearly upon us. It’s time for the final push, says Chris Meir, sales director at Andrews Water Heaters: “With the government’s... View Article