Getting best value from your LED manufacturer

The lighting market is moving fast and pressure is increasing to ditch traditional fluorescents and make the switch to energy-efficient lighting such as LEDs. With building lighting representing 15 to 19 per cent of total global energy consumption, it clearly... View Article

Inge Moore named Gold Key Designer of the Year

Inge Moore, whose name is associated with some of the most inspired hotel, restaurant and spa design of recent years, has been named the Gold Key Designer of the Year. As Principal of The Gallery HBA London, she has been... View Article

BBA launches competent person scheme for solid wall installers

The BBA has launched a competent person self-certification scheme for the installation of solid wall insulation. Recognised by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the scheme covers the installation of internal, external and hybrid insulation systems and is... View Article

House building continues to fuel construction growth

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show steady growth for the construction industry with output rising 4.1 per cent over the year to Q3 2013. Much of the growth continues to be fuelled by house building – private house... View Article

Construction survey indicates broader growth ahead

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that activity in construction rose for the second consecutive quarter in Q3. Furthermore, this growth was reported by firms across all areas of the industry; building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers... View Article

BDP appoint George Smith as town planning consultant

The Manchester studio of BDP, a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists has appointed George Smith as Town Planning Consultant in order to strengthen its Planning Studio in the North of England. The appointment will see... View Article

ReardonSmith establishes new landscape design discipline

ReardonSmith Architects, the award-winning practice specialising in hotel and resort design, has announced the formation of a dedicated landscape design team under the leadership of Ed Freeman. He joins ReardonSmith as Director of Landscape with over 14 years experience behind... View Article

NEC underpins £816million worth of BCIA winning projects

NEC has been recognised as playing an instrumental role across several award winning projects that were presented at the 2013 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) this month. At this year’s event, NEC3 contracts were highlighted for supporting eight of the... View Article