Technical focus

Sika has supplied the concrete repair and total corrosion management system to extend the lifespan of a city centre flyover, with the products’ effective and easy use enabling the vital refurbishment to be carried out with minimal disruption to the thousands of commuters who use the route daily.

There are many aspects to consider when designing a building – from the structural system and performance to the aesthetics and sustainability. Clearly the build cost plays a crucial part in the decision-making process – but does the lowest cost option really offer the best value?

Maccreanor Lavington has designed a striking new elevation for the University of London’s £140m Garden Halls student campus redevelopment set within Bloomsbury’s conservation area in the London Borough of Camden.

Modified timber is quickly gaining market share. Here, John Dowd from International Timber discusses its rise to fame and everything you need to know about this popular material.

Until now, the greatest period of timber building was between 1200 and 1700 AD. Fast forward over 300 years and we are now truly realising the full capabilities of this strong, sustainable and technically-advanced structural solution. Here, Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the Structural Timber Association and Group Managing Director of Stewart Milne Timber Systems, shares his technical insight.

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