• Designing for longer lives

    Architect Julia Park, Head of Housing Research at Levitt Bernstein and Associate Director for Homes at the Centre for Ageing Better, makes the case for accessible housing to be more than an afterthought
  • Vapour trails

    Ryan Stanley, Moisture Control Sales & Product Manager, Northern Europe, at Aggreko, explains why humidity is unwanted on-site and how to avoid common errors in its removal
  • Accessing accessible housing

    Richard Harral, CABE’s Technical Director, says that building more accessible housing is vital, but that is only part of the story
  • The whole truth

    US-based forensic engineer James P Waltz FCABE discusses what forensics mean in the built environment.
  • Building safety in Wales

    “A home is somewhere you should feel safe,” begins the cabinet statement on building safety funding in Wales by Julie James, Minister for Housing and Local Government. It continues to state that many living in high-rise properties are concerned about potential building defects, which pose fire and broader health and safety risks.
  • Changing places

    Andy Lowe FCABE, Building Control Director at Bureau Veritas, examines the amends to Building Regulations that will make it compulsory to provide toilets for severely disabled people in many non-domestic buildings.
  • Finding your path

    The CAE Pathways is a new 12-month programme created by the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) to give the confidence, skills and support to anyone living with a disability to begin a career in inclusive design and access.
  • Report 902 - Unauthorised structural alterations to accomodate drain pipes

    On a recent project under construction, a reporter became aware of cases where main structural steel sections were “butchered” to accommodate plastic foul drainage runs. Flanges and webs were compromised significantly. This was a BIM project and the clashes should have been picked up, but much of the detailing was passed down the supply chain to sub-contractors who had no BIM capability, meaning that the co-ordination of some key elements was not properly carried out in advance of construction.
  • Living walls

    Lea Ackerman, Marketing Co-ordinator at US company GSky, says car parks need not be the epitome of the concrete jungle.
  • Mind Over Matter

    Steph Palmer, Training Officer at BriggsAmasco, says Covid-19 is even more reason to pay attention to your mental health
  • Source and Control

    Individuals working with metalworking fluids as part of their day-to-day role risk developing a host of respiratory illnesses. SOCOTEC says best practice reduces that risk
  • Blindingly Obvious

    More than 2,000 people each year in the UK suffer eye injuries in the workplace, with 10%-20% of those injured experiencing temporary or permanent vision loss.
  • Cut It Out

    Michael Brown from Metal and Modular, discusses the need to reduce exposure to noise, airborne particles and vibration at installation sites
  • Good Vibrations

    CityFibre and its construction partner Callan Connect are testing on a live construction site a new technology that prevents hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), also known as white finger.
  • Social health

    Cutting air pollution and improving green spaces in cities would immediately improve the health of the poorest people in society, notes a report from the European Environment Agency.
  • Ask First

    Anthony Culshaw, Technical Director at Britlift Ltd, discusses the safety issues of lifting modular homes, container structures and pre-cast components
  • One in Four

    The CIOB report Understanding Mental Health in the Built Environment shows 26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019 – before the Covid-19 pandemic had hit the industry – and 97% recorded being stressed at least once in the last year.