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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.

The construction industry has often hesitated in the past when it comes to embracing digital technology, avoiding sporadic investment into emerging trends without solid evidence and proof of return. With less than 1% of revenues being spent on IT and digitalisation of operations, it’s an industry with a lot of catching up to do. With many digital technological innovations now proving their worth from conceptual design through to on-site physical construction, their adoption is becoming a catalyst for fundamental change in the way that construction projects are designed, developed and managed overall.

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