Features

Ben Hancock, Managing Director at Oscar Acoustics, explains the benefits of effective acoustics on office occupants, and how workplace interiors can be designed with sound in mind to improve health and productivity.

Gresham St Paul’s on Gresham Street, Central London, has undergone a £50m transformation, delivered by Mace. Designed by leading architectural practice, Wilkinson Eyre, the project has maximised the building’s net internal area with an extensive remodelling programme, and added a three-storey extension at roof level.

This month, FC&A’s Editor, Rebecca Kemp, sits down with Russell Ager, Managing Director of Crittall Windows, to find out the most frequently-asked questions that he receives from architects and specifiers on choosing Crittall windows and doors for a project.

Noise is one of the most commonly-found contaminants in the construction sector. Construction sites produce extensive amounts of noise pollution, the effects of which are experienced immediately.

In this article, Stephen Biggs, Technical Manager at Tamlite Lighting, takes a closer look at emergency lighting and explores the crucial considerations to ensure buildings remain safe and compliant.

If you work on any construction project, you will notice certain manufacturers’ brands. Whether it is for insulation, lintels, bricks or thermostatic radiator valves, there is a reason why they are there; it has not happened by chance.

The continuing focus on building safety should be welcomed, but all hazards need to be identified and put under the spotlight, says Wrexham Mineral Cables’ Commercial Manager, Steve Williams.

Product testing and certification is high on the construction industry agenda, particularly in relation to fire protection. Giving specifiers the ability to design with confidence, product certification delivers assurances that the solution has been proven to perform as expected in the event of a fire.

KANVA, a Montreal-based firm renowned for meaningful projects extending beyond the boundaries of architectural shapes and forms, is proud to unveil the delicate grandeur of the newly-redesigned Biodome, a Montreal science museum that immerses visitors in the authentic environs of multiple ecosystems.

This reclaimed hotel floats south of the Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean. Here, an increase in plastic pollution has damaged ecosystems to the Cocos (Keeling) archipelago, trapping and killing hermit crabs amongst the crustaceans that are an important part of tropical environments. This sealife disperses seeds and aerates and fertilises the soil, therefore, their decline could have a significant impact on surrounding ecosystems.

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