Government to fund and speed up vital cladding replacement

Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately-owned high-rise buildings

Moving physical security design up the agenda

Jacksons Fencing research highlights architects’ limited knowledge as a barrier to integrated security design

Major housebuilder launches pilot scheme to address the needs of future...

The new sustainable prototype homes have been developed following a design competition and extensive research from around the world, including Japan, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Germany

Brick manufacturing off to a bumper start in 2019

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show domestic brick manufacturing continuing to rise further, easing any concerns over product shortages

Workloads for small builders dip for first time in six years,...

“A perfect storm of diminished consumer confidence, rising material prices and increases in wages and salaries has resulted in the construction SME sector detracting for the first time in six years”, says Brian Berry

Wanted: architects to make suburbia stylish again

A new competition from IG Lintels and RIBA Journal is asking architects to re-think the suburban home and make it aspirational again

Changing Places at Tottenham Hotspur

The new £1 billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium claims to be world class, in every way through to accessibility

BACS Building Automation Controls – the information revolution

The industry is in the early stages of what could become a revolution in which data, the Cloud, analytics, IP connectivity and system convergence all “come together” to create the genuinely ‘smart’ building

Study from Zeroignition finds building projects still not taking a system-led...

Two years after Grenfell, only 23% of UK architects say they have worked on a construction project with a systematic approach to fire protection in the last 12 months and 42% of specifiers say a system-led approach to fire protection is impossible

Actis welcomes Archbishop’s project to help tackle housing crisis

A commission set up this month by the Archbishop of Canterbury to explore ways to address the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis