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View Point – Nigel Ostime from Hawkins\Brown

Nigel Ostime, delivery director at architects Hawkins\Brown and chair of the RIBA Client Liaison Group, looks at how a ‘chain of custody’ approach is fundamental to a new toolkit created to ensure a focus on quality in projects Last December... View Article

Blog: Caring about Fire Safety

Fire safety is a major concern in sheltered accommodation and retirement homes, as they are occupied by many vulnerable people and those with limited mobility. Here, Richard Sutton of Horbury Property Services, looks at the important role that passive fire... View Article

Where have you BIM?

Gary Dean of OnLevel UK looks at the rise of Building Information Modelling and urges those not yet utilising it to get on board. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a smart 3D model- based procedure that provides the architect, engineer,... View Article

Aster Group builds record number of homes

Housing association and developer Aster Group delivered 939 new homes last year, a 14 per cent increase on 2016’s total. This is more than the group’s average build rate for the past 10 years – 550 homes – and has... View Article

New Online Tool Helps Designers with HIU Specification

Evinox are excited to announce the launch of the ModuSat® Heat Interface Unit Online Selector. Available via the Evinox Energy website, this intuitive tool recommends the ideal HIU(s) for a district or communal heat network development, based on project parameters... View Article

Finding Funding

Go Develop’s Jason Tebb explains why joint venture funding could be the future of development financing. There is currently real momentum within the UK housebuilding industry, following significant governmental drives on planning, Help to Buy and wider policy changes after... View Article

La casa del desierto

A new house designed by OFIS Architects demonstrates new possibilities in glass specification through a collaboration with glass manufacturers, Guardian Glass. Designed to withstand the Gorafe Desert (Province of Granada, Spain), which is considered one of the most adverse and... View Article

Builder and Plasterers Essentials

One of the world’s largest construction manufacturers, Simpson Strong-Tie, has released a new catalogue of structural connectors, beads and meshes aimed squarely at the repair, maintenance and improvement sector. The 2018 ‘Builder and Plasterers Essentials’ brochure includes all of the... View Article

UK construction activity growth remains subdued in May

Latest PMI data signalled only a modest improvement in UK construction activity midway through the second quarter, with the pace of expansion matching that registered in April. Commercial activity growth accelerated to a three month high in May; however, softer... View Article

Dundee students get a taste of the built environment industry

Students from Dundee & Angus College have spent the week with infrastructure giant Robertson after winning a prestigious student challenge. The team of four students triumphed over twenty participating teams from higher education bodies across Scotland competing in the Chartered... View Article

Historic school to be revitalised with adjusted CALA plans

Fresh proposals to breathe new life into one of Edinburgh’s most distinctive old school buildings have been submitted for approval. Plans for the sympathetic restoration of the former Boroughmuir High School had been revisited prior to a community event as... View Article
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