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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 Roof designs to British Standards were withdrawn in 2010 but are still...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

Michelmersh collects Supreme Winner Award at 2017 Brick Awards

Michelmersh was awarded the ultimate accolade at the 2017 Brick Awards ceremony,  the 41st Brick Development Association annual event, on Thursday 9th November. As a result of the British Manufacturer’s premium quality products and first-rate customer service, Michelmersh was announced... View Article

Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2017 award shortlist

The Structural Concrete Alliance has shortlisted three projects for the 2017 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment, with the winner to be announced by former BBC Breakfast Host, Bill Turnbull, at the Concrete Society Awards Dinner to be... View Article

Will these four future materials change construction?

Architects and engineers have always created new and innovative ways of building stronger, taller, and more beautiful structures, using leading-edge materials such as glass curtain walls and earthquake-proof foundations. Now, in 2017, what construction technologies are in the pipeline? Will... View Article

GGF looks forward to G17 awards

Being one of the main sponsors of the G Awards since it started, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has no fewer than 17 reasons to look forward to this year’s showpiece event. With 16 Members nominated as finalists and the... View Article

First hardwood CLT structure in the United States unveiled

Design firm IKD has unveiled the first hardwood Cross Laminated (HCLT) structure in the United States at the 2017 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. The Conversation Plinth, which has won the Miller Prize, sparks conversation whilst transforming the cityscape, and is situated in the... View Article

Brick Awards 2017: the winners revealed

The annual Brick Awards celebrated its 41st year on the evening of Thursday 9th November at the Hilton, Park Lane, London. 600 guests were welcomed by champagne reception before enjoying a 5* 3-course meal in preparation for the evening’s celebrations... View Article
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