Office Build Focus

During the summer of 2018, Desjardins Movement’s online services’ office spaces moved to the Montréal Tower, once known as the Olympic Tower of Montréal. Unoccupied since 1987, the tower has transformed into an office space, following the design work carried out by Provencher_Roy.

During construction, buildings can be more vulnerable to fires than when completed. In the event of a blaze, a tall building’s riser often acts like a chimney and, therefore, needs protection to ensure flames do not move from one floor to another, writes Nick Atkinson, Director at Ambar Kelly.

Targeted as an innovation project by Morgan Sindall, the A414 upgrade to Edinburgh Way in Harlow, Essex, will be the first installation of a large-diameter, complete structural wall plastic pipe attenuation system directly beneath a live carriageway.

When it comes to the public realm, planners often talk about how to make spaces more inclusive, welcoming and liveable. However, the security of public areas is paramount, something which was reinforced by the tragic terror attacks seen across Europe over recent years.

Glass is one of the most practical and versatile construction materials, and it can also be one of the most colourful, as Scott Sinden, Managing Director of glass processing expert ESG Group, explains.

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