LandAid announces new pro bono giving campaign

Today LandAid, the property industry charity, launches its pro bono campaign to encourage its supporter network to give vital time and expertise to help disadvantaged young people in the UK. LandAid is asking for companies to commit at least 10... View Article

Atkins appoints Group managing director, Major Projects

Atkins has made a new strategic appointment to further strengthen its delivery of major projects around the world. Phil Todd joins the company from Fluor, as Group managing director, Major Projects, and will report directly to Donald Lawson who is... View Article

It’s time to put fabric first

According to Peter Wilcox, technical manager at insulation specialist Recticel, the construction industry has a problem. It’s a problem that affects us all – whether designers, contractors or occupants – new buildings aren’t meeting their designed energy efficiency targets. The... View Article

Architects Maber building on success

DUE to a number of major contract wins throughout the UK, architects practice Maber has increased its staff teams across the East Midlands by almost a quarter. MD Mark Hobson says that a number of project wins over the past... View Article

Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw – more than a door

The two great brands of Leaderflush Shapland and Laidlaw Ironmongery have been brought together to create a new company delivering one great solution. After extensive research with its customers across the industry, the two brands have united to form Leaderflush... View Article

How people power saved Bloomsbury from destruction

The story of how ‘one of the last villages in London’ was saved from demolition to make way for the British Library is the subject of new research and an exhibition which opened in Bloomsbury this week. ‘A Case Against... View Article

ISG strengthens specialist technical fit out capability

ISG has promoted Paul Sharp to head its specialist technical fit out operation in its UK Engineering business, as the company further strengthens its delivery capability in technically complex fit out projects within the burgeoning healthcare and research and development... View Article

Construction activity set to rise by more than 7% in 2014

Figures released today by construction intelligence providers Glenigan forecast a 7.4% increase in project starts during 2014, as rising private sector investment and improved consumer confidence underpin further industry growth. The 2014 Mid Year Construction Review and Forecast, prepared by... View Article

Stairs: A step by step guide

Showstopping concrete stairways have been the star turn in a number of recent high-profile projects. Elaine Toogood, architect at The Concrete Centre outlines the main considerations facing designers. Concrete is a practical and cost-effective material for fire escape and accommodation... View Article