Build Focus

Timber is the oldest and most sustainable building material ever known. Not only does its use have significantly less environmental impact than steel or concrete, but it has other properties which bring additional benefits to those using a leisure building day in, day out.

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has completed Gardenhouse, its first project completed in the USA.

BIG, Hijjas and Ramboll have been selected as winners of Penang State Government’s competition to design Penang South Islands' masterplan.

Simon Castle, Managing Director of construction and fit-out contractor, Chisholm & Winch, discusses a phased refurbishment which was delivered while the client retained business-as-usual operating conditions.

A new standard will ensure that energy efficiency retrofits are carried out properly. But is that enough to encourage the surge in retrofitting we need to hit our ambitious carbon targets? Hudson Lambert, Director of Safeguard Europe, investigates.

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