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    UK-GBC reveals Wellbeing Lab participants

    HR & Skills30/09/16

    Six participants in a new scheme aimed at supporting the health, wellbeing and productivity of office workers have been revealed… The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has revealed the six participants taking part in a knowledge exchange programme to suppor[...]

  • energy efficiency

    £7.5m energy efficient school completed by Ogilvie

    Energy Efficiency30/09/16

    Ogilvie has completed one of Scotland’s most energy efficient primary schools on time and within budget… One of Scotland’s most energy efficient primary schools has completed. The project, which was undertaken by Ogilvie Construction, was designed to fol[...]


    Secured by Design – reducing crime by good design

    Building Control30/09/16

    Secured by Design is a national police project which aims to improve the physical security of a home. Edelweiss Arnold of the Secured by Design team explains how to comply with good standards of security and the Approved Document Q…   During the 1980s, [...]

  • heat transfer fluid

    Fluid range launch set to revolutionise industry

    Energy Efficiency30/09/16

    Kilfrost is aiming to revolutionise the heating and cooling industry with its new range of heat transfer fluids… Kilfrost’s launch of a first-of-its-kind range of heat transfer fluids – to be formally unveiled at Chillventa this month – is set to revol[...]

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    Tekla Structures solves complex steelwork challenge


    Tekla Structures improves team collaboration and solves complex steelwork challenge for a spectacular new building at Durham University…   The new state-of-the-art Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University posed an interesting design and[...]

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    Flood resilience training course launched

    HR & Skills30/09/16

    A new training course has been launched to help understand the process of assessing flood risk and the delivery of resilience measures in the built environment… The ‘Property Flood Resilience Training for Surveyors’ course will help anyone who wants to u[...]


    Efficiency of the ground source heat pump

    Energy Efficiency30/09/16

    A ground source heat pump (GSHP) scheme can provide the most efficient means to obtain renewable heating and cooling as explained by John Findlay, Director of Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd and Chair of GSHPA…   The UK’s first ‘modern’ closed-loop bor[...]


    Practical BIM support for the industry


    Andy Butterfield, Product Certification Director of Built Environment, BSI and Rebecca de Cicco, Director, Digital Node share their views on BIM, the BIM support available, and why it’s time for all to get on board…   In an interview with Andy But[...]

  • construction worker

    Long term London unemployed to start careers in construction

    HR & Skills28/09/16

    Councils across London have come together with seven boroughs and the City of London to help unemployed people start a career in the construction sector… A new programme has been launched in London to help people who have been unemployed for a significant pe[...]

  • plans

    The blame game: is the planning process causing the housing crisis?

    Planning & Development28/09/16

    Joanne Farrar, Technical Director of Planning, Atkins discusses whether challenges in the planning system are really to blame for the housing crisis… Planning has had some bad press recently. A recent article in The Times titled “Planning chaos leaves[...]


    The top 3 Lean principles in developing BIM software


    The top 3 Lean principles in developing BIM software are outlined by coBuilder Marketing…   The term ‘Lean’ comes from Lean Manufacturing and is a set of principles for achieving quality, speed & customer alignment. BIM is a system of digitalisa[...]


    Building coalition calls for 2050 energy efficiency objectives

    Energy Efficiency28/09/16

    A coalition of organisations from the building sector is calling on the European Commission to implement action to improve the efficiency of buildings… The European Commission is being urged to implement a continent-wide strategy to improve the energy effici[...]

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