The construction sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, with around 37% of global emissions . As the only truly renewable construction material, timber is being increasingly specified to help meet net zero commitments.

Jon Ackroyd is this month’s exclusive Q&A profile. Jon is an Architect, retrofit champion, Carpenter and Founder of Ackroyd Lowrie, an award-winning, east London-based practice. Here, Jon discusses his inspiration, how he learnt to harness the power of dyslexic thinking to forge a successful career, his advice for aspiring architects and how Ackroyd Lowrie is supporting future generations.

More than 120,000 EJOT Colorfast self-drilling fasteners have helped Kingspan to create a thermally superior, visually-appealing building envelope for its first purpose-built manufacturing plant in South East Asia.

In 2023, James Latham, one of the UK’s leading distributors of timber, panels, and decorative products was involved in one of the UK’s most exciting and original design projects by Sterlingdale, The Daintree.

With the clock ticking down to net zero, timber’s low-carbon credentials have placed it at the top of the construction agenda. Recently, the Government set out a forward-thinking plan to increase the use of timber in construction, as Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, explains.

Battersea Power Station has unveiled the first images of 50 Electric Boulevard, a new 200,000ft2 prime workplace designed by Foster + Partners.

Delve into the narrative of Ben van Berkel, the visionary force behind UNStudio, as he shares the intricate tapestry of his career with FC&A. From beginnings in graphic and interior design to a defining moment at Kyoto’s Katsura Palace, his journey unfolds with a commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining architectural paradigms.

Knauf Insulation has launched Rocksilk® RainScreen Cavity Systems, a range of complete tested systems designed to simplify specification and support compliance in cladding and masonry façades. The systems consist of sheathing insulation, fixings, and cavity barriers.

MAD Architects has completed Jiaxing Train Station, the firm’s first transportation infrastructure reconstruction and expansion project. Located at the centre of Jiaxing, a historic city 100km southwest of Shanghai, the project replaces a dysfunctional train station that had stood at the site between 1995 and 2019.

Jack Whitehead is this month’s exclusive Q&A profile. Jack is the newest Studio Director at multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p, where he leads the Birmingham team. Here, Jack discusses his career journey, memorable projects, architectural influences and what’s in store for rg+p Birmingham.

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