Essex architectural student wins FAKRO design competition

The sixth FAKRO international design competition for architects, ‘FAKRO inspires – Space for new visions’ has seen a UK winner.  James Furzer’s entry ‘Homes for the Homeless’ won him the €5000 prize and beat entrants from throughout Europe including Belarus,... View Article

INCA publishes Best Practice Guide for external wall insulation

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) has published comprehensive guidance on the installation of external wall insulation (EWI) designed to ensure that EWI systems are fit for purpose and installed to a high standard. The INCA EWI Best Practice Guide, which... View Article

‘Restoration Man’ presenter receives honorary degree

Architect, writer, lecturer and TV presenter George Clarke has received an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Beckett University. George, best known for presenting Channel’s 4’s Restoration Man, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts on Friday 24 July for his contribution... View Article

Architecture Visionaries, by Richard Weston

Architecture Visionaries by Richard Weston and published by Laurence King in August 2015 presents the story of 20th-century architecture through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, Architecture Visionaries... View Article

Skanska delivers steady performance in first half of 2015

The revenue from Skanska UK’s construction business in the first six months of 2015 was £675 million. Operating income was £16.1 million, which equates to an operating margin of 2.4 percent. Skanska’s development business continues to perform strongly, with the... View Article

National Conservation Award for Cumbrian conservationists

Architect and engineer, Elaine and Charles Blackett-Ord have received the SPAB’s (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) prestigious Esher Award for their outstanding contribution to built heritage. The award was presented at the SPAB’s recent Members’ Meeting at the Tullie... View Article

SBID and IIDA to partner in the Middle East

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) will be teaming up with The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in their first ever joint program at Downtown Design, Dubai UAE. The collaborative program will feature an in-depth, expert commentary presentation... View Article

Steven Kershaw appointed as Head of Fire Engineering

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultant Hilson Moran has appointed Steven Kershaw as its new Head of Fire Engineering. Steven will be responsible for managing a dedicated team of fire consultants and design engineers to ensure an innovative and integrated approach is taken... View Article