FC&A speaks to Sarah Peake, Sustainability Manager at Sika UK, about sustainability regulations and initiatives affecting architects and specifiers and the roofing systems that can meet their requirements.

Announced in the Engineering Prize Shortlist for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), the largest built area of Expo 2020 was masterplanned, designed and delivered by Hopkins Architects. The ‘Thematic Districts’ created a new piece of city, which housed over 87 new permanent buildings and hosted the work of more than 136 participating countries in last year’s COVID-delayed exhibition.

With the 2030 deadline of reducing carbon emissions by 45% quickly approaching, every industry feels the pressure to transition to greener ways of working. Building and architectural product manufacturers are no exception.

Driving deeper understanding of the far-reaching impacts of intelligently considered light and lighting was the focus of a highly successful one-day thought leadership event at London’s iconic venue The Shard last month.

Named after its address in São Paulo, Brazil, Harmonia 1250 claims differentiation as a primary value by proposing architecture as a tool to improve coexistence between the public and different functions.

Designs have been revealed for THE LINE, a civilisational revolution that puts humans first, providing an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the surrounding nature. In January last year, His Royal Highness, Mohammed bin Salman – Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Board of Directors – launched the idea and vision of the city that redefines the concept of urban development and how cities of the future should look.

Here, Allan Wilen, Economic Director at Glenigan, investigates.

Paul Barrett, Head of Product Management at ROCKWOOL UK, explores the importance of the acoustic performance of buildings in urban settings.

Details of a packed programme of seminars, CPD talks and careers presentations have been announced for UK Construction Week Birmingham (UKCW Birmingham), one of the UK’s largest events for the built environment, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 4 to 6th October 2022.

The CASAMIRADOR Savassi residential building is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly-designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape.

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