Monodraught celebrates 40 years at the top

Natural ventilation, daylighting and cooling specialist Monodraught celebrates its 40th Anniversary in March 2014. Renowned for its Windcatcher, Sunpipe and Cool-phase ‘natural’ systems, Monodraught has established itself over four decades as the UK’s most innovative creator of low energy solutions... View Article

Medellin experimental social housing competition

In 1991, Medellin was considered to be the most violent city in the world with almost 20 people being shot every day, and one of the five most corrupt cities of Colombia in the year 2003. Society was marked by violence... View Article

Tyndale House is remodelled and ready for residents

Sanctuary’s retirement living scheme in Hullbridge in Essex is finished, furnished and ready for residents to move in. Work on the £3 million scheme at Tyndale House has been carried out by Sanctuary’s contractors Walker Construction Services Ltd and has... View Article

CIBSE Young Engineers Awards open for entries

The 19th Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Young Engineers Awards, sponsored by Ruskin Air Management and Daikin UK, are now open for entries. The ceremony will take place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on 9th October... View Article

Innovative recycled eco glass from Stoneville

Stoneville Recycled Eco Glass is an innovative product distinguished by its aesthetic, technical & eco-friendly properties. Uniquely, it is made 100% of recycled glass, with no resins. It has a wide variety of applications, including kitchen worktops, countertops, cladding, floors,... View Article

BriggsAmasco keeps £600million Gateway project on track

At the £600 million Birmingham Gateway project, the 1960s New Street railway station is being transformed into a 21st century transport hub. Appointed by Network Rail in 2008, management contractor Mace turned to BriggsAmasco for the design, supply and installation... View Article

How can councils build more homes?

An independent review that is considering the role of councils in housebuilding has made its first call for evidence. Natalie Elphicke and Keith House, who are leading the review, asked for ideas and case studies about councils and housing supply.... View Article

National Mining Memorial Centre shortlisted for RIAS award

A new memorial centre to commemorate the sacrifices made by those involved in Scotland’s coal mining industry is shortlisted for two design awards. The project, completed by Purcell’s Edinburgh studio, is in the running for a Royal Incorporation of Architects... View Article

Nine Elms launches innovative Construction Charter

The key development partners involved in the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration programme today signed a Construction Charter, marking their commitment to work collaboratively to deliver best practice construction management across the UK’s biggest regeneration project. The Charter... View Article

Go ahead for major regeneration project that puts students first

Planning permission has been granted for the £40m City Locks landmark redevelopment scheme in Birmingham – another bold plan for student accommodation by specialist student housing providers, Alumno Developments. This decision follows the very recent approval of Alumno’s proposed redevelopment... View Article