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Fire engineered solutions

While the fire strategy for every building must comply with the regulations, there may be opportunities to optimise the design of the building while still achieving full compliance. Here Steve Morgan, associate director at FDS Consult, discusses how experienced fire engineers can tailor the approach to meet the needs of each project.

How the skills gap has affected the government’s homebuilding targets

Industry experts at Vizwear explore what problems the skills shortage in construction is causing for the government’s homebuilding targets — and what companies can do to help fill key positions

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

UFCM helps Lendlease increase efficiency at build

Global real estate and investment group Lendlease chose commercial heating specialists UnderFloor Climate Management (UFCM) and Instacoustic to improve the flexibility of the heating...

The Wonder of Wood

At a time when the construction industry is under increased pressure to build quickly and sustainably, Jeremy English, sales director at Södra - Sweden’s largest forest-owner association - explains how timber is perfectly placed to solve the UK’s housing crisis.

The natural choice for new-build

When burnt correctly, wood can contribute to increased energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint in new-build properties. With the stove industry forging ahead of its EcoDesign schedule, Ian Sams of Specflue discusses the logistics and benefits of high-efficiency eco-stoves in new-build properties.

QuickBlock win Circular Economy Award for sustainable construction product

The innovative construction product QuickBlock has won the Circular Economy Award at the Scottish EDGE finals and an award of £80,000. The award, introduced...

Record-Breaking 233,000 sq ft Design and Build Project in the UK

Originally built in the 80’s, One Portsoken Street is 233,000 sq ft of premium office space for a range of tenants; located on the...

Polycarbonate meets demand for sustainable materials

With the UK committed to being a more sustainable nation, demand for energy-efficient products is on the rise. Here, Novolux National Sales Manager Craig...

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