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Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire.... View Article
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Proteus cladding helps Goodhart spirit live on

The refurbished Goodhart Building for University College, Oxford, shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards, has transitioned into the 21st century with the help of Proteus HR cladding panels. Whilst the spirit of the original 1960s building is still there, Freeland Rees... View Article

World’s largest CLT building completed

Dalston Works, the world’s largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) building has been completed. Designed by engineering consultancy Ramboll and Waugh Thistleton Architects on behalf of developer Regal London, the mixed-use development showcases how the innovative use of sustainable materials like CLT... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

Timber Frame is re-shaping the UK housebuilding industry

Recent developments in the housebuilding industry look set to stimulate the market for timber frame construction. Housebuilding has proved the most buoyant sector of the UK construction industry for the past five years, its rate of growth only recently being... View Article

New light facade with natural clay tiles

European Building Materials has launched Vidar, a clean and elegant lightweight cladding system using natural clay tiles. Fast and simple to install, this inexpensive system is completely recyclable and designed in accordance with Cradle to Cradle environmental principles. Designed in... View Article

Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Urban Front offer a RIBA certified CPD: Specifying Hardwood Timber Doorsets which has been updated for 2017 to include for changes in building regs and to include the more complicated fitting of timber doorsets into frameless glass and architectural glass.... View Article

RENOLIT launches new RIBA approved surface design CPD

RENOLIT has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on the flexibility and uses of thermoformable PVC as a decorative surface which illustrates the benefits of PVC films over other decorative surface materials. The seminar provides architects with an understanding about... View Article

Timber Expo to address safety and quality in buildings

Timber Expo announces its return to Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017. The show will cover a wide range of timber applications, from timber frame through to plywood, CLT and timber cladding, while exploring the latest developments across... View Article
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Composites UK reveals its industry award shortlist for 2017

Composites UK has revealed its shortlist for the 2017 composites industry awards, which will be presented at the annual awards dinner on 1st November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, coinciding with the Advanced Engineering Show. Claire Whysall, Communications... View Article

Sky opens up to timber

Media behemoth Sky’s marketing tag is ‘believe in better’, so expectations were high for the design of its flagship HQ building. Ray Philpott finds out if it lives up to the hype Sky Central in Osterley, Middlesex, is an impressive... View Article

Learning fast

Two of five new schools being provided for Aberdeenshire feature the extensive use of a hybrid glulam and CLT system providing a wide range of benefits for flexible learning environments. Eve Dennehy reports for ADF In April 2012 Aberdeenshire Council... View Article
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