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SFE FAÇADE2016 competition winners announced

Against a backdrop of a record number of entries from facade practices and partnerships located around the world, the winners of the 2016 Facade competition organised by the Society of Facade Engineering have been announced. The results were kept a... View Article

Window security – a clear solution

By Martin Oates – Commercial Director with SE Controls Window security is a key design requirement with all market leading systems tested to the PAS 24 standard to meet the demands of the Secure By Design (SBD) initiative and Building... View Article

Tackling staircase challenges

Nick Bligh of JELD-WEN discusses how involving manufacturers at the early planning stages of a project can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth delivery of a structurally sound staircase. Stairs can be viewed as a complicated element of... View Article

EeStairs unveils revolutionary new grooveEe glass balustrade system

International staircase and glass balustrade specialists, EeStairs – has launched grooveEe, an innovative new concrete balcony and glass balustrade system. Revolutionising the delivery of concrete balconies guarded by balustrades, the grooveEe system does not require metal fixings –resulting in unobstructed... View Article

A material world

Brendon Robins of Spatial Design Architects explores some of the recent trends when it comes to specifying key building materials for house designs There is a phrase ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ and it is true that major... View Article

VELUX® Modular Skylights win Archiproducts Award

VELUX® has been selected as Best in Category – Building Shell – for its VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS). VMS products are designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners and with architects in mind. They offer innovative, modular and sustainable solutions... View Article

Foster + Partners: Work on ‘floating’ glass HQ gets underway

Work on a landmark office facility designed by Fosters + Partners has begun this week in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 39,000 m² building will be the new headquarters of Ferring Pharamceuticals A/S  and is located on the Danish capital’s waterfront in Kastrup near the Copenhagen... View Article

Trench heating by Gunning

Trench heating and tubular radiators: Trench heating Normally used in offices and large buildings trench heating is now becoming very popular in domestic projects. Its unobtrusive design used mainly behind full glazed walls is the perfect solution for keeping warm... View Article

Smarter glass

Russell Shipton, marketing manager, ESG, explains why smart glass has come of age and why it has clearly got a bright future. The past 20 years has seen a dramatic increase in the use of glass as both an external... View Article

When scale, safety and style collide

For large scale, modern constructions, virtually anything is achievable in glass. Andrew Lake, Vetrotech UK general manager explains why selecting the right fire-rated glass system is therefore critical to the specifying process. From the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa... View Article

Aesthetics and functionality in glazing for historical buildings

Preservation efforts are primarily orientated towards maintaining historical structures and, if possible, cautious restoration. However, when material loss or irreparable damage threatens to halt the effort, alternative options need to be considered explains Ulrich Huber, Sales Manager EMEA, SCHOTT AG.... View Article

Legal Compliance for fire-resistant glazing

Steve Rice, director of technical affairs for the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), outlines the compliances and CE marking issues that impact all those responsible for making the glazing in a building fire-resistant. Making Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) with a fire-resistance characteristic... View Article

Rooflighting: a compliance checklist for busy specifiers

The huge variety of rooflight systems available in the UK today, plus evolving regulations for their application, can make specifying rooflights a complex subject. In this article NARM, the National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers, provides a brief overview of the... View Article
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