• Skin deep

    Lee Lambley, Technical Director at Weber, advises clients, architects, contractors and product specifiers to look more closely now at the fire safety performance claims of renders than they have in the past
  • Firm foundations

    Mark Wakeford, joint MD of construction firm Stepnell, believes apprentices are key to the call to “Build, build, build”.
  • Silver Lining

    Patrick Scannell, Senior Project Manager at Buildots, asks if Covid-19 will prove a catalyst for change in construction.
  • The tax man commeth

    Rob McCann, Director at The VAT People, suggests there’s more to VAT than meets the eye.
  • More with less

    Shaun Hughes, Regional Manager Southern UK at Victaulic, suggests best practice for using fewer resources.
  • Cross Report 971: Workmanship in domestic buildings

    This case of improvised solution on domestic projects emphasises the need for better information sharing and competence in resolving unforeseen clashes safely.
  • Tapestry of change

    Part L and F are changing to weave energy efficiency, ventilation and overheating risk into a co-ordinated policy and, as Elaine Knutt discovers, it sees a shift in focus from CO2 to primary energy.
  • Leading by example

    Jackie Macaulay, Chief Operations Officer, CABE, discusses the importance of transparency and procurement in the refurbishment of CABE HQ.
  • Planning ahead

    What drew Olamide Adenugba, Planning Director at T A Property, to an industry with an image problem for women and BAME people?
  • 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.
  • An open book

    Work is underway on the £14m transformation of Sheffield Hallam University’s central atrium, the first project to be delivered under the Hallam Alliance, a new procurement and building model.
  • Competence check

    CABE Technical Director Richard Harral provides an update on industry-led work to support improvements in built environment competence.
  • Accountability Across the Built Environment

    In the absence of this year’s Gala Dinner to announce the Built Environment Awards, CABE held a Round Table to discuss the important issues facing the industry and drew attention to the Award winners. Dr Gavin Dunn C.BUILD E FCABE chairs: Richard Harral C.BUILD E FCABE, Jayne Hall PCABE C.BUILD E FCABE, Rev Kevin Fear HON FCABE and Liz Male MBE.
  • CABE Sustainability Award

    Highly commended, Danbury Park Primary School for its commitment to cleaner energy for future generations.
  • 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.
  • CABE Building Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award

    Winner CR Construction Company Limited for One Hennessy, Hong Kong, for its commitment to exemplary health, safety and wellbeing management in the construction industry.
  • CABE Maintenance or Refurbishment Award

    Winner Onyx Solar demonstrates good practice and innovation for its restoration Essen Customs Warehouse project.
  • Step by step: NVHR insulation

    How easy is it to install an MVHR and what are the common mistakes? Domus Ventilation walks you through
  • 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.
  • Sustainable aesthetics

    An edited extract from Izaskun Chinchilla and Emilio Luque’s paper Which Beauty Will Guide Us? Seeking a Reflective, Sustainable, Socially Engaged Visual Culture.