The construction industry’s drive towards considering lifetime structural performance, rather than just the lifetime of the construction project itself, is having a noticeable impact on attitudes towards product selection and implementation processes. Toby Champion, Commercial Director at Newton Waterproofing Systems, considers the motivations behind this, and the part that waterproofing solutions have to play.

Steve Thompson, MD of EOS Facades, a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of a wide range of steel sections for panelised or volumetric off-site solutions, shares his views on the positive impact that BIM will have on today’s construction industry.

For 25 years BREEAM has challenged the construction industry to do better, driving improvements in standards in all areas which have led to regulatory change. Martin Townsend, Director of Sustainability, BRE Global looks at how the assessment methodology will be likely to affect and interlink with future standards and best practice initiatives.

In October, Sektor Interior Solutions hosted a roundtable with figures from the design and construction community including AHR, IBI Group, MRL Design, Space Group and Travis Perkins. Here we explore what the discussion reported – in particular the drivers influencing the changing shape of our interior spaces and the opportunities that innovation presents.

Abet Laminati is delighted to announce that, as part of its ongoing drive to ensure ease of specification, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is now available across its core ranges in the UK.

Tidal Basin Road in East London, gateway to the soon-to-be regenerated Royal Victoria Docks area and a short stroll from the ExCel Exhibition Centre, is now home to a new twin tower glass-clad landmark building – the HOOLA.

Partitioning experts, Style is the first company to make BIM objects for their folding wall systems, available on the award winning NBS National BIM Library.

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