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There are a lot of advantages to open-plan office environments so long as the space is designed in the right way, with one eye on acoustics. Simon Boocock, Managing Director of CRL, looks at the benefits and possible solutions for creating a harmonious open-plan environment.

To have an effective and nurturing workspace, a business must take into consideration three things: furniture, office environment and treatment of staff.

The BSI’s recent update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, outlines the code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic properties. Here Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for FireAngel, outlines the key updates for professionals.

Nigel Morrey, Technical Director at Etex Building Performance, discusses the need for cultural change in the industry to deliver safer homes.

The multi-million-pound refurbishment of an iconic memorial in New York required design, specification and application expertise. Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, explains the process.

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