Some of the biggest companies in the construction sector have united in their support of the 2022 CRASH charity Christmas card appeal. With the deadline for participation on the horizon CRASH is calling on more construction companies to take their final chance to make a pledge to the industry’s Christmas card appeal.

Director of Wood for Good, Andy Leitch, discusses the role of sustainable forestry in the UK and how sustainably-produced timber can be used in design and construction to help deliver our net-zero targets.

Carl Bailey, Regional Technical Manager for Elevate (formerly Firestone Building Products), explains what to consider when specifying and installing a waterproofing system for a green roof.

In the summer of 2022, Biome became the new reality for the inhabitants of Avenue Emile Zola and Rue Violet in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. This new venue is the culmination of a five-year project involving two Parisian architect practices.

Following a year of unprecedented political unrest as well as the introduction of new Building Regulations, specifiers have had to think more carefully about what building products they use and which suppliers they work with.

Nathan Wilkinson studied architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, which included a year out in Saltaire at Rance Booth & Smith. After graduating, Nathan moved to London, where he joined David Wood Architects (DWA), remaining there until he passed his professional exams. After leaving DWA, Nathan formed arc7 design with a colleague, where he stayed until 2007 when, with a young family, he returned to Yorkshire and joined Brewster Bye Architects (BBA), becoming a Director in 2013. Here, Nathan runs through some career highlights with FC&A.

Airports have experienced unprecedented challenges in recent times, with the impact of major changes like Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic on top of the growing demand for international travel. With no sign of slowing down, it is important to consider how the design of airports can be futureproofed for growth, success and sustainability.

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.

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