Rebecca Kemp

Rebecca Kemp

Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

January 2019 issue

The January 2019 edition of Future Constructor & Architect.

ARCHITECT@WORK, a carefully curated annual two-day trade event aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, will move to Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch for the seventh London edition from 30th to 31st January. The two days include free admission for registered trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout, encouraging networking and downtime as well as deal-making opportunities.

From 5 to 7th February 2019, Surface Design Show will take place at London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface material design, development, innovation and manufacturing.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

What’s behind brick slips’ popularity?

Here Jason Hughes, Managing Director of Imperial Bricks, talks about the growing market for brick slips and tiles – both externally and internally.

While the earliest applications of underfloor heating can be traced back to 5000 BC Korea, most of the major developments resulting in the systems we know and use today happened in the last 100 years, says Ross Verity, Managing Director of ForceDry.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

Why consider insulated render?

Endless colours, clean, modern lines and green credentials – what more could you want for a 21st-century facade? James Ormerod, Managing Director of architectural finishes firm Aliva UK, explains why insulated render is well worth considering.

In 2017, the average UK household spent £102 per month on electricity and gas, accounting for nearly 5% of the UK’s average household budget. Nicolas Tye, Principal Architect at Nicolas Tye Architects, explores how following an ecological principle for a property’s design – particularly with regard to the strategic installation of glazing – can significantly improve a home’s energy efficiency, whilst simultaneously reducing its associated energy costs.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

An investigation into 100% Hackitt

In October, the British Board of Agrément, in conjunction with Local Authority Building Control, launched 100% Hackitt, a joint venture to press the Government to introduce all 53 of Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations. Claire Curtis-Thomas, Chief Executive of the BBA, discusses why the initiative is important and how the industry can get behind it.

With immigration, the economy and trade being at the forefront of the Brexit discussion over the last two years, little noise has been made about the impact this will have on the country’s construction industry, comments Michael Slater, Executive Operations Director at Western Thermal.

Located on the river in Hexi New Town – Nanjing’s new central business district (CBD) – majestically stands another masterpiece from the house of Hadid. The Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre subtly lives up to the enchantress of architecture Hadid’s nickname, the ‘queen of curves’.

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