Simon Gregory, Sales Director at Proteus Facades, looks at how innovation in cladding materials are providing architects with more choice when it comes to specifying facades for large and existing buildings.
The BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach to digital timber construction. The segmented wood shell is based on biological principles found in the plate skeleton of sea urchins, which have been studied by the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart for almost a decade.
Failure to install compliant highway ironwork could lead to costly rework and in the worst-case scenario, dangerous conditions on busy carriageways. Barry Turner, Technical Manager at Wrekin Products and Chairman of the BSi BSEN124 Standard committee, discusses the dangers of assuming highway ironwork meets HA104/09 and the best practice to guarantee that it does.
Dealing with excessive noise from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) plant within commercial and residential buildings can require complex and extensive noise control solutions. Rob Lomax, Sales Director at Wakefield Acoustics, explores further.
There are many reasons for buying a small house. While cost is commonly cited, for some, an excess of space is simply unnecessary, whether for having fewer personal possessions, a dislike for housekeeping or a desire to minimise one’s environmental impact. For one couple, a small house meant the opportunity to live in one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Brussels: Flagey Square.