In this month’s edition, we have an exciting line up of articles that delve into some of the hottest topics discussed at the recent UK Construction Week.
One of the prevailing themes that caught my attention during my visit was the pressing need for inclusivity and diversity within the industry. Building a fair, inclusive and respectful built environment has become crucial, especially when it comes to attracting the next generation of construction and architecture workers.
In this edition, Stantec, a renowned workplace design firm, offers invaluable insights into creating office spaces that cater to the needs of the next generation. With Generation Z projected to make up a significant portion of the global workforce by 2025, it is imperative to develop work environments that embrace their diverse requirements. Velimira Drummer, Interior Leader, Associate and Senior Architect at Stantec, shares her expertise on what truly makes a workspace inclusive and adaptable for everyone. See page 24 for the full story.
Another key focus at UK Construction Week was the ever-growing significance of digitisation in our industry. Technological advancements are revolutionising the construction sector, and this issue aims to shed light on its impact. Richard Kowalski, Technical Manager of the Doors Division at Stairways Midlands, highlights how new technology is instrumental in maintaining the crucial 'golden thread of information' for fire doors. From manufacturing to installation and usage, these advancements ensure safety and efficiency throughout the lifecycle of a building. Turn to page 26 to read more.
Lastly, continuing with our exploration of fire safety, we have an insightful article by Ken Bullock, Business Development Manager – Emergency Evacuation Systems at Advanced. Here, Ken delves into the updated Part B of the Building Regulations and its implications for tall buildings. By addressing the evolving safety standards, this piece provides valuable knowledge for professionals navigating the complex world of tall structure construction. Head over to page 34 to find out more.
ON THE COVER:
National Museums Liverpool is inviting members of the public to view preliminary plans of how the public space at Canning Dock will be transformed, which has been designed by Architect Asif Khan and Artist Theaster Gates.