• Future proofing housing for OAPs

    Is technology in older people’s housing an afterthought? The Housing, Learning and Improvement Network is trying to ensure no one is left behind
  • Voices for sustainable change

    A group of 12 young professionals from the built environment and construction sector have formed an alliance to make sure the voices of the next generation are heard in creating an inclusive industry that is fit for the future.
  • Scottish consultation on HRB compliance

    As part of a national Compliance Plan for Scotland, this consultation seeks to obtain the views on the development of a new Compliance Plan Manager role within the building standards system which will apply to specific high-risk building (HRB) types, the definition of these HRBs and the level of fines where work is not carried out in accordance with the regulations.
  • Forward Thinking

    Meeting climate challenges head on with a Passivhaus building design for a primary school
  • Roleplay

    Two unlikely bedfellows – a childcare centre and fire station – are sharing a new building in Austria
  • Box of delights

    In its day, Mackintosh’s Hill House was a beacon of modernity, cutting-edge building materials and techniques combined with design flare and style. More than 100 years later, cutting-edge building engineering might just be able to save it, says James Cash.
  • Let the light in

    Stella Rooflights replace the skylights on a historic railway pumping station conservation project.
  • Merry men

    Conservation on sites that date from Norman times pose particular challenges, as G F Tomlinson discovered.
  • Kaleidoscope

    Perfect Circle’s restoration works on historic Westminster Hall rediscover a hidden gem
  • Fit for purpose

    Ben Stagg MCABE Chartered Building Engineer of Stagg Architects discusses the challenges of a retrofit and refurbish, with CABE’s HQ as a case study
  • Striving for excellence

    Past visitors to CABE’s Lutyens House headquarters may have noticed that the facilities had seen better days.
  • One size fits all?

    An innovative energy measurement system helps social landlords assess the refurbishment needs of individual properties
  • Thinking outside the box

    From small challenges to big issues, refurbishment projects are rarely without problems. As this case study shows, it’s all about problem-solving, communication and a sense of responsibility.
  • Plan, do, review

    The Design Quality Indicator for Health – improving design quality in healthcare buildings – has been updated, explains the Construction Industry Council’s DQI Manager, Makis Peppas.