• A stitch in time

    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) says significant time and money can be saved on building projects by adapting technical drawings to include specific instructions for Building Energy Management System (BEMS) companies.
  • Open Source Wood Challenge

    Architecture students participating in EASA 2020 (the European Architecture Student Assembly’s two-week summer workshop) were challenged to create a concept for a wooden multi-storey building using the elements and module designs available on opensourcewood.com.
  • CABE New Build Award

    Winner Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Devon and Cornwall Police for Exeter Police Station showed outstanding design, delivery and performance in use, as well as exceptional health and safety standards.
  • Steeling Beauty

    Mats W Lundberg, Sustainable Business Manager at Sandvik Materials Technology, discusses the recycling potential of steel
  • Construction products regulation

    The government has issued guidance for placing construction products on the GB market (England, Wales and Scotland) from 1 January 2021 because of the end of recognition of the CE mark following the departure from Europe.
  • The Art of Security

    The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin has had extensive refurbishment and modernisation of its historic wings on Merrion Square at a cost of €30m.
  • Sealing the deal

    Andy Swift, Sales and Operations Manager UK & ROI for ISO-Chemie, says changes to building regulations will impact the energy efficiency of windows and doors.
  • Concrete Profiling

    What are the best techniques for concrete profiling? Claude Besson, Manager for France at National Flooring Equipment, explains.
  • Modular Construction

    MPA Group explores how modular construction is helping to solve the UK housing crisis.
  • Best Practice Off-site

    Kevin Bohea, Managing Director of Stormking, discusses best practice for off-site building.
  • Off-Site Pipework

    Off-site construction methods can bring huge benefits to a build, as demonstrated by the use of Polybutylene pipework in this 65-apartment conversion project in Glasgow.
  • Lining Up - Alignment Washers

    Alignment washers can provide a cost-effective fixing solution for curtain wall applications, says Steve Parkes of TFC.
  • Legal view: hybrid contracts

    The question of construction operations or non-construction operations is discussed by Partner and London Dispute Resolution Co-head Rebecca Williams and Senior Associate Alexander Creswick of Watson Farley & Williams.
  • Economic recovery needs local builders, says FMB

    In response to ONS data showing that construction output dropped by 5.9%, driven by a 5.1% decrease in repair and maintenance, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said:

    The Construction Industry Council Low Value Disputes Model Adjudication Procedure (CIC LVD MAP) launched via a webinar during lockdown.
  • Royal Albert Hall’s drains

    The Royal Albert Hall in west London is distinctive for its unique circular architecture and Victorian styling.
  • Top tips for working safety

    Adrian Buttress, Managing Director at Permaroof, has the following advice for working during the Covid-19 pandemic:
  • CABE accredited programme

    UCEM’s BSc (Hons) Building Control programme and Building Control Surveyor Degree apprenticeship have been accredited by CABE.
  • Defying Gravity

    Stonemasons Ian Knapper created a floating stone staircase for a historic house renovation.
  • Protecting heritage

    Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.