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Prof. Doug King urges construction paradigm change

At the Lignacite Lecture 2013 Professor Doug King spoke about Building on Evolution, and called for the need to change the construction paradigm to ensure high performance, low impact buildings, which are essential to the future of humankind. The Lecture,... View Article

Winn & Coales 130th anniversary international conference

Anti-corrosion and sealing specialist Winn & Coales International Ltd recently held their Denso International Conference in September. This event is held at a different location each time and this year the venue was at the company headquarters in London to... View Article

Free timber CPD seminars by BM TRADA

BM TRADA has unveiled the dates for two regional seminars aimed at architects and engineers as part of its recently-awarded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) contract for the UK’s wood promotion campaign, Wood for Good. The first of these events, aimed... View Article

Opening doors to new careers in construction

More than two hundred people took the opportunity to visit one of five Skanska construction sites as part of this year’s Open Doors Weekend. Members of the public, including university students and school leavers wanting to pursue a career in... View Article

Housing summit sets the agenda for growth & sustainability

House building is once again dominating today’s economic agenda. Next month’s Housing Summit in Solihull will throw the spotlight onto the big challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for an industry preparing for growth. The Summit promises to be the... View Article

British Gypsum National Trophy Award open for entries

British Gypsum, leading manufacturer of plaster, plasterboard and drylining solutions, is calling for entries for its 2014 National Trophy Awards. The British Gypsum National Trophy celebrates craftsmanship and skills in traditional plastering and modern plasterboard systems, and is designed to... View Article

Ashden Awards launches 2014 call for entries

National green energy charity Ashden is seeking entries for the 2014 Ashden Awards. Now in their 14th year, the Awards uncover the most exciting green building pioneers from across the UK. Entry to the Awards is free, with winners to... View Article

CPA hits the road again

The Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA) is offering two free CPD seminars on Structural Asset Protection and Repair this Autumn. The events will be held at Birmingham Motorcycle Museum on 17 September 2013 and the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 30... View Article

BM TRADA to stream live fire door test

BM TRADA will be streaming a live fire door test over the internet on 17 September, offering viewers an opportunity to see for themselves the crucial role played by fire doors in saving lives and property. The one-hour fire resistance... View Article

‘Dynamic’ glass CPD seminar receives RIBA approval

The ways in which electronically tintable glass can improve building energy performance, enable more sustainable building design and construction, and create a more comfortable environment for occupiers are outlined in a new RIBA approved CPD seminar by glass and glazing... View Article

The best in low carbon construction and innovation

Timber Expo will be taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham this September. Now in its third year, over 5,000 visitors are expected at the UK’s leading timber trade show including architects and designers, engineers and contractors, local... View Article

Brick Awards 2013 shortlist revealed

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Brick Awards, one of the top design and construction awards in the country. There are 13 awards split into three categories: housing, building and landscape, and technical and... View Article

Correct specifying for heavy traffic tiling

The BAL CPD Seminar, ‘Specifying tiling in heavily trafficked areas,’ gives architects confidence in specifying for any tiling project where traffic levels mandate high durability. It is fully approved for CPD by RIBA and can be booked at www.bal-adhesives.com/specifiers/cpdSeminars. The... View Article
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