The construction industry is witnessing a significant and understandable shift in almost every sector towards using non-combustible insulation materials. For some, this is a continuation of policies that have reduced risk in building portfolios. For others, it is a low-risk approach, using products with genuine passive protection, in the face of ongoing regulatory reform. For all, the question of insurance is an important aspect–both for building insurance and for professional indemnity.

Interface Inc. (Nasdaq: TILE), a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, unveils its latest EMEA luxury vinyl tile (LVT) product, Iridescence.

A new professional training and development seminar for architects on industrial safety systems and products has been introduced by impact protection specialists, Brandsafe.

Jaguar Land Rover has a new site at Solihull in Warwickshire close to Birmingham Airport, with offices, showrooms and car parking cover a wide area. The architect’s aim was to create a thoroughly contemporary look, as depicts a high-end vehicle manufacturer, but also to ensure that the structure blended with the countryside surrounding it.

Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has added a new Continual Professional Development (CPD) training session to its portfolio, helping architects and specifiers keep up to date with current industry practices.

One of the high performance, flexible and very versatile fire-rated smoke and flame barriers manufactured by TBA FIREFLY™ has been employed at the iconic RAF Manston History Museum, located near Ramsgate in Kent, during the refurbishment of a single storey structure within one of the old hangars: housing a model of the rail depot which served the airfield during World War One.

In a bid to provide a cost-effective, ‘no fuss’ alternative to steel mesh-reinforced structural topping installations, Sika has launched a new steel fibre solution.

With slim sightlines and enhanced thermal performance, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain wall system has been put centre stage to create the modern new facade of the historic Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

CPD advises specifiers on fire protection requirements for structural steel sections

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