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New University building unveiled

Sheffield Hallam University’s brand new £27 million development at Collegiate Crescent has opened, and is now being used by students and staff from law, politics, sociology and psychology courses. The new Heart of the Campus – a three storey development... View Article

Is this Plan B?

Scotland’s First Minster, Alex Salmond, has made two elements of his plans on currency for an independent Scotland clear. First, he would see a ‘Yes’ vote as a mandate to press the UK for a formal monetary union, even though... View Article

BIM Champions – Your company needs you

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has launched a nationwide CPD-certified Building Information Modelling (BIM) Champion Programme with the aim of empowering and equipping individuals across industry to successfully drive their organisations through to becoming BIM-ready. Increasingly, companies are working... View Article

Art and architecture combined to create beauty for buildings

Creating work that emphasises the subtle similarities between architecture and art is something that comes naturally to British sculptor Charles Hadcock RBS. Hadcock, whose latest collection ‘Elements’ is now being exhibited at 60, Threadneedle Street, Bank, EC2, has produced a... View Article

ISG supports Liverpool Housing Charity

ISG recently brought together several of its delivery partners, working across the high-profile £66+ million Exhibition Centre Liverpool and four star hotel development, to make a real difference to housing need in the Granby-Toxteth district of Liverpool. Working with local... View Article

DIY furniture and work benches with Simply Built It

he world’s leading construction connector manufacturer, Simpson Strong Tie, is breaking into the consumer market with Simply Build It, a unique new product which enables consumers to affordably design and construct a robust and modular table or work bench at... View Article

Award-winning ECO build outperforms expectations

A landmark Gainsborough housing project has taken top spot at this year’s Lincolnshire Energy Awards, as its energy performance beats all predictions. Winner of this year’s Construction Project of the Year at June’s Lincolnshire Energy Saving Awards, the Cross Street... View Article

Endless Stair becomes Scale Infinite

Endless Stair, an intriguing structure of Escher-like interlocking staircases made from American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been reconfigured and is a feature at Interni Magazine’s ‘Feeding New Ideas for the City’ exhibition at the Università degli Studi in Milan.... View Article

Novus brightens up the lives of Ark House youngsters

Property maintenance and refurbishment specialist Novus Property Solutions continues its work in the community, having helped a group of young homeless people in Stroud to gain the skills to makeover their own bedrooms. Stoke-on-Trent-based firm Novus, which has an ongoing... View Article

Saint-Gobain reacts to the Budget announcement

The plans outlined in the Budget to support building and construction activity were welcomed by Saint-Gobain UK. Director of Communications, Richard Halderthay said: “The concept of the new Garden City at Ebbsfleet, and the potential for more Garden Cities or... View Article

Flying into the future Northampton

As West Northamptonshire Development Corporation nears closure, it has released a new digital animation of ‘The Big Six’ regeneration projects in Northampton. Established in 2004, the specialist Government body has been working with the local authorities to regenerate Northampton, Daventry... View Article

New films show benefits of housing apprenticeships

One of the country’s largest housing providers has launched five short films to celebrate the benefits of apprenticeship schemes in the housing sector. Each film – available online at www.circleopportunities.org.uk – follows an apprentice from Circle Housing as they complete... View Article
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