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In recent years, timber has attracted widespread attention from across the built environment. Structural timber, in particular, has become a common choice for both in-situ construction and off-site construction solutions, writes Martin Hurn, Managing Director of Futurebuild Events – owner of ecobuild.

Many in the ground source heat pump (GSHP) industry are encouraged by the proposed refinements outlined in the Government’s 2016 response to the Renewable Heat Incentive consultation. At the time, the Government made clear it intended to pass legislation in the spring of 2017 but the unexpected General Election put paid to that schedule, says Simon Lomax, Managing Director at Kensa Heat Pumps.

Tighter requirements for NOx emissions from space heating are set to come into force in 2018, says Chris Meir, Sales Director at Remeha. As air quality rises up the environmental agenda, it’s more important than ever to mind the NOx.

Sarah Reay, Managing Director of Construction Marketing Experts (CME), discusses the company’s recent survey of challenges in the architectural sector and how effective marketing can help to address them.

Last month, Rockfon assembled some of the top names in acoustics to discuss the prevailing audible topics influencing today’s architecture. Here, FC&A reports on the findings from the stimulating roundtable held at South Shields’ impressive state-of-the-art cultural venue, The Word. Guided through the FaulknerBrowns-designed building by Project Director Nick Heyward, it was instantaneously evident that; to recognise an acoustically-sound environment, you have to physically experience the environmental change.

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