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Innovation – a shared responsibility

There is no doubting the fact that we are living in a global economy and that we are all going through an intense period of change. For many of us, our focus is on our immediate vicinity and surroundings and... View Article

Composites UK exceeds 300 members

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain is very pleased to announce that it has exceeded the 300 member mark. Over the past 12 months the association has seen more than 50 companies join sizing from... View Article
Grenfell Tower

RIBA statement on Design for Fire Safety

Starting in the early hours of 14 June 2017 a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London caused a significant number of fatalities. This document supplements statements made by the RIBA in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and... View Article

Look inside the Copper in Architecture Awards judging

Eight diverse projects from across Europe have been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. This following gives a preview of the shortlist and a glimpse inside the judging process. Celebrating the beauty and versatility of copper and... View Article

Joseph Walsh unveils Magnus Modus

A site-specific 7-metre wood sculpture commissioned for the Courtyard of the National Gallery of Ireland. Irish studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio unveils its latest commission Magnus Modus, a large scale, seven metre tall, free-form sculpture made of multiple layers of... View Article

MPA publishes long term aggregate demand and supply study

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24th May at... View Article

How will Brexit impact material costs?

Many questions were raised in the wake of the EU referendum, with key figures in every industry speculating about the potential impact on their sector in the months ahead. Since June’s Brexit decision, the UK economy has defied some analysts’... View Article

Timber: rising to the challenges of urban construction

Metsä Wood explores the possibilities of using timber to help solve the housing crisis in our cities. Urbanisation is one of the most significant issues facing humanity today. By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.... View Article

Kaldewei is a “Brand of Steel”

Premium manufacturer recognised as one of Germany’s most valuable brands. St. Ives, May 2017 – As a premium international brand, Kaldewei was recently voted a Superbrand 2016/2017. The manufacturer of high-end bathroom solutions made of superior steel enamel ranks among... View Article

“Invisible” structural glass launched

Although glass may normally be perceived as essentially ‘invisible’, one manufacturer has explored the potential to remove glare and reflections to produce truly invisible structural glazing. In its campaign, Guardian Glass is highlighting what it describes as the “numerous possibilities... View Article

Historic Swansea art gallery brought into 21st century

The Grade II-listed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea has been modernised with an extension by architects Powell Dobson that uses low-profile structural glazing to help link the buildings. The project involved adding a new gallery, community and education rooms,... View Article

SageGlass wins green prize

SageGlass, manufactured by the SaintGobain group, scooped the Gaia Award for the most innovative green construction product at The Big 5 2016’s Middle East ceremony, celebrating sustainability. The awards honour companies in the construction industry whose products and services demonstrate... View Article
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