‘UK engineering has an image problem’ – WSP

Responding to the Government announcement of a £30 million fund to help tackle the skills shortage and address the gender gap in UK engineering Mark Naysmith, UK managing director of global consultancy WSP said: “All support to tackle this increasingly... View Article

Avonside Group Services’ presence in Scotland triples

Avonside Group Services, one of Britain’s largest building envelope contractors, has expanded its extensive across-Britain branch network, opening two new branches in Scotland – one in Aberdeen and one in Edinburgh. Tony Burke, Avonside Group Services Managing Director, says: “The... View Article

Housing Minister hails affordable housing success story

Nearly 200,000 new affordable homes have been delivered since April 2010, new figures show. Housing Minister Kris Hopkins welcomed the news as “a real success story”. Today’s (12 June 2014) figures show there were 41,654 affordable homes started in the... View Article

Tips for architectural photography

Have you ever studied your surroundings admiring the creativity and beauty in the urban landscapes of our cities? It takes some skill and technique to get these shots just right and capture cityscapes in the best light and angle. SmugMug... View Article

Swift adjudication will aid construction recovery

The much-welcome recent growth in the construction sector is underlining the importance of ensuring major projects are kept on track and are not afflicted by costly disputes. Two recent court decisions have reinforced the importance of adjudication as an effective... View Article

Schöck performance values independently verified by the OISD

As a leading specialist in the provision of advanced solutions for thermal energy structural insulation, Schöck demands extremely high product performance standards. The company always ensures that all solutions exceed the necessary building regulations and that any performance claims are... View Article

The great A15 debate

By Jeremy Nesbitt, Technical Manager, Clark-Drain One of the most common queries we get as a manhole cover manufacturer is: “can I use an A15 cover on a driveway?” or (all too often) put another way: “I have an A15... View Article

Loughton Local Named Young Engineer of the Year

Kayin Dawoodi (30), from Loughton, has been awarded the Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year Award 2014. The Award is presented annually by The Institution of Structural Engineers to recognise outstanding young talent in the engineering profession and raise... View Article

The World’s new Design Museum

Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic, designer John Pawson and OMA architect Reinier de Graaf presented the Design Museum’s plans to relocate from its current home at Shad Thames, by Tower Bridge, to Kensington, West London to the international press at... View Article