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2017 Creativity in Concrete Award winner – ACME Architects

The 2017 winner of the British Precast Creativity in Concrete Award is ACME. ACME, acronym for ‘A Company Making Everything’, was established in London ten years ago, and has since expanded internationally. Working in the fields of urban planning, contemporary... 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

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

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

Currently under construction on the edge of a lake in the small town of Brumunddal, an hour and a half’s drive north of Oslo, Mjøstårnet is claimed to be the world’s tallest timber building yet. Spanning 18 floors, the building... View Article

Entry opens for the Natural Stone Awards 2018

Stone Federation Great Britain are delighted to announce that entry for the Natural Stone Awards 2018 is now open. The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial event set up by Stone Federation and has established itself as the most prestigious... View Article

Building a modular wooden home

The Fondation des Amis de Médecins du Monde organized a competition to provide homes for people who are currently in precarious living conditions in Toulouse, France. A participating team from L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Toulouse (ENSA) won the second... View Article

The benefits of steel as a building material

For some time now, steel has been gaining popularity as a building material for buildings of all forms across the United Kingdom. Now, however, we have a much better understanding of the numerous benefits that using steel as our primary... View Article

Wood Awards 2017 announces winners

The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture... View Article

Timber reaches for the sky with new roof designs

Housebuilders are urged to review their legacy roof designs as the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) commits to switching to building design standard Eurocode 5 from 1 January 2018. Roof designs to British Standards were withdrawn in 2010 but are still... View Article
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