Crossrail – Mayor’s response most unsatisfactory

The Mayor has finally responded to a London Assembly Transport Committee letter requesting information about who knew what, when, regarding the Crossrail delay. The Committee identified grave discrepancies in evidence – which led Members to conclude they were misled. In his response to the... View Article

2018 Brick Award Winners

Last night saw the crowning of the 2018 Brick Awards winners, a ceremony that for 42 years has celebrated the best use of brick in the built environment. Projects of the highest calibre are routinely entered by architects and contractors... View Article

BS 8612 – A better future for all?

Keith Plummer of ubbink explores the impact recent standards have on dry fix roofing, discussing the benefits that they have brought to projects. British Standards launched BS 8612: Dry-Fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems in order to raise and control... View Article

How airports can learn from hotels

Travel experiences are among the most memorable we have, but too often we remember airports for the wrong reasons. Now a leading interior design expert is urging airport operators to change that by learning from the hospitality industry. Chris Radcliffe,... View Article

New planning manager for award-winning consultancy

A planning-led architectural practice in Cornwall has just recruited a new planning manager to its award-winning team. Laurence Associates, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, offers town planning, architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture expertise. It attracts commissions from... View Article

Pôle Erdre headquarters and Loire Nantes Métropole

The Paris office of Thibaud Babled Architectes Urbanistes just delivered a multipurpose complex comprised of 4 buildings, housing the headquarters of the Nantes Métropole “proximity” centre, an office of Pôle Emploi (national employment agency) and housing. The project’s varied program of high... View Article

Rewarding Endeavour and building skills

The donation of building materials has allowed a charity to help some of the most disadvantaged young people in Sheffield to learn basic construction skills. Endeavour, based in Fir Vale, offers programmes of personal development, education and social action to... View Article

Massive backing for 100% Hackitt initiative following launch

Since its launch on Monday 22 October, more than 100 organisations and individuals across the construction sector have signed up to support the 100% Hackitt initiative.  Supporters include architects and designers, fire safety and building consultants, fire fighters, trade associations... View Article

Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

GoCompare offers tips on how to avoid joining the 1 in 6 who have had household insurance claims rejected The darker nights of autumn and winter typically mean an increase in burglary rates and weather-related insurance claims. GoCompare Home Insurance shares five... View Article