The construction industry is witnessing a significant and understandable shift in almost every sector towards using non-combustible insulation materials. For some, this is a continuation of policies that have reduced risk in building portfolios. For others, it is a low-risk approach, using products with genuine passive protection, in the face of ongoing regulatory reform. For all, the question of insurance is an important aspect–both for building insurance and for professional indemnity.
Interface Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, unveils its latest EMEA luxury vinyl tile (LVT) product, Iridescence.
A new professional training and development seminar for architects on industrial safety systems and products has been introduced by impact protection specialists, Brandsafe.
The Danish architecture firm Cobe, led by Founder Dan Stubbergaard, has won the prestigious international competition for a new university library in the heart of Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg.
One of the most fascinating challenges of our time is transforming our cities into people-oriented, climate-resilient places that are as carbon-neutral as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing our cities to address the question of how they need to change to become more crisis-proof, sustainable and simultaneously more pleasant places to live in.
In this article, Chris Murphy, Head of Operations for leading national maintenance and construction contractor Novus Property Solutions, talks through the essential matter of infection control within the healthcare sector. With both the client and end-user in mind, he outlines the key considerations when it comes to carrying out work in live environments to ensure compliance in infection prevention.
After studying architecture at Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and The Royal College of Art in London, David Kirkland undertook his first practical year out at Nicholas Grimshaw’s practice in London, where he ended up staying for 18 years. Since 2000, he has run his own practice – Kirkland Fraser Moor. Here, FC&A talks to David about his career and finds out when his passion for architecture began.