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The first-ever Futurebuild has been hailed as a resounding success with 27,283 visitors joining the event to address the industry’s biggest challenges. Bringing together senior decision makers and innovators from across the built environment, the event furthered ecobuild’s legacy of fostering collaboration and enabling new business opportunities.

The role of the bricks and mortar store is changing and more than ever before store design has a crucial role to play in delivering retail performance. This transformation at the heart of the retail industry is the focus of the Design Zone at Europe’s leading retail solutions show, RetailEXPO 2019.

Ted Szuman, Head of Innovation at AkzoNobel UK, discusses the hot topic of future-proofing design that caters to its occupants.

Schöck explores a rare case where permission has been granted to demolish a Grade I listed Nash terrace and convert it back to the residential use for which the early 19th century building was intended. One of the key considerations with the new development was to prevent thermal bridging along the parapets.

Designing a waterproofing scheme is no simple matter. With rainfall averages varying from a few hundred millimetres to several metres depending on where you are in the UK, and most of it undulating, it’s certainly no level playing field. Even when it is, you could still find your building sitting below the water line. Here, Niklas Ullfors, National Technical Manager for Visqueen, lays down some ground rules for specifying successful waterproofing solutions.

A 400m-long boardwalk on Australia’s iconic Sunshine Coast has reopened to the public having undergone substantial refurbishment.

One of the biggest challenges facing architects is the implementation of the design as envisaged. Many times there is a pressure which may be due to installation limitations caused by weather, resulting in a compromise on the design or the material for the roofing installation.

Cultivating a happy workforce has become an increased priority for businesses globally. Enlightened companies understand their role and responsibility in ensuring the wellbeing of their employees at work and there is growing evidence that when employees are happy, organisations thrive. Jitesh Patel, CEO of Peldon Rose, explores further.

Future Constructor & Architect talks to Richard Flisher, the newly-appointed Managing Director of CPMG Architects. Here he discusses his passion for sketching, inspiration Ron Weeks and managing client expectations.

Construction specialists share insights, trends and projects that are influencing the way that the retail and commercial sector is evolving.

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