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Stuart Whiting

Why construction needs to fully embrace BIM to reap rewards

Within the overall construction process, the role of the specialist contractor is all about taking the architect’s vision and making it a working reality. Here, Stuart Whiting, Associate Director, Technical & Design at Prater looks at why the industry needs to fully embrace BIM - Read more...

Rachel Erickson outside the London 2theloo store

2theloo – the world's first toilet shop now opens in London

Guest Blogger: Rachel Erickson, creator of London Loo Tours, a walking tour of the capital’s conveniences, reports on the opening of 2theloo in Covent Garden, London, a new concept in public toilets that has taken Europe by storm with more than 200 venues and over 10m visitors. Read more...

steve durdant

Is London’s super sewer just money down the drain?

Guest Blogger: Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director of Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) takes a look at the Thames Tideway Tunnel and asks if London's super sewer, costing £4.2bn is really money well spent, or are there more cost effective solutions? Read more...

robin tuffley

Lack of facilities for disabled people means loss of dignity and business

Guest Blogger: Robin Tuffley, Marketing Manager at Clos-o-Mat, Robin challenges architects, facilities managers & businesses to wake-up to the benefits of providing proper changing places for disabled people and their carers – and warns about the dangers of not acting on Equa Read more...


Housing after SEWI has been applied.

Can SEWI resolve poor thermal efficiency in modern housing?

Poor thermal efficiency and structural defects have long plagued many non-traditional and prefabricated concrete (PRC) post-war houses and high rise blocks. Andy Carter, Structherm's technical manager, looks at how Structural External Wall Insu Read more...

Polyflor vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring fitted for contemporary office renovation

Vinyl flooring from Polyflor's Classic Mystique PUR and Expona Design ranges has been used to create a modern office environment for Analog Devices.

Analog Devices' regional headquarters is located in Co. Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The o Read more...

Automist sprinkler system offers fire safety for Art Deco homes

Sprinkler system offers fire safety solution for Art Deco homes

Plumis' Automist sprinkler system has been specified to provide a fire safety solution for 8 converted Art Deco houses in Twickenham.

In between Twickenham Stadium and the River Thames, a collection of period homes have been converted into m Read more...

Vehicle fleet introduced by GLASSOLUTIONS

Efficient vehicle fleet introduced to enhance glass delivery service

With the aim of improving the efficiency and safety of its on-site deliveries, GLASSOLUTIONS has invested £600,000 in a new Crossrail standard vehicle fleet.

The company’s commercial glazing customers – which are based across the UK – Read more...