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Migrating towards bird-friendly buildings

With millions of birds globally dying each year after striking buildings, Leo Pyrah, product manager at Pilkington United Kingdom, discusses the challenge of designing and retrofitting developments to be more bird-friendly

EPS: A versatile alternative

Adrian Walker, sales manager at Sundolitt, discusses the benefits of expanded polystyrene as a fill material

Minimising work disruption during snow and bad weather

Chris Pendrey, SHEQ manager at Actavo Direct offers advice on how to minimise disruption to your projects when inclement weather is set to strike

Can concrete keep up its popularity?

Concrete is the most consumed man-made material and four billion tonnes of it was produced in 2017

A splash of colour

Brian Bell, head of technical services for Marley Alutec discusses the importance of colour when considering a rainwater system and how the vibrancy and uniformity can be maintained throughout the building’s life

A route to a future workforce

Mark Gatrell, head of research & development at Sika UK, discusses the value that Sika graduate internships bring to the business

A dynamic approach to fire safety system design

The role of digital tools such Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling in the design of fire safety systems

The impact of EU migrants in the UK construction industry

With significant skills shortage restricting construction economic growth in the industry, James Morris, managing director at Tower Eight, provides an insight into why there is a real importance of immigration to the labour market

Housebuilding’s saviour

Geoff Fawkes, director of The McAvoy Group, looks at how offsite construction is helping to address the housing crisis by increasing productivity

Inspirational flooring

Janet Lowe, head of marketing UK and Ireland at Forbo Flooring Systems, explains how to create a flooring scheme that is both practical and inspirational for all education settings