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modular build designs,

Why are schools beginning to favour modular build designs?

MTX Education explores the reasons behind the growing popularity of modular build designs for schools.
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Northstowe project boosts construction of sustainable schools

A webinar hosted by Stora Enso, with The B1M showcased the case study of the Northstowe Learning Community in Cambridgeshire, a 15,000m2 project that utilised cross...
School design, embodied carbon

Carbon assessment could influence next generation of school design

BAM has carried out an assessment of the embodied carbon and the operational carbon used in the design and construction of a new primary school in Somerset.
George Clarke competition, challenge,

George Clarke launches design competition for young people in Scotland

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke has today (16 March) launched a national challenge for young people in Scotland to design an extension to the Resource Efficient House in Glasgow.
School project

Lessons learned for sustainable school design

With Scotland setting ambitious net zero carbon goals, Lindsey Mitchell, architect director at BDP’s Glasgow Studio, discusses her experiences in designing successful, sustainable school projects.

ISG lands £35m DfE deal for trio of schools

ISG has been appointed to the £35m framework with the Department for Education (DfE) to build three new schools across the UK.
schools in Sandwell,

Willmott Dixon secures triple schools contracts in Sandwell

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £23.8m contract to deliver enhancements at three schools in Sandwell that will accommodate an additional 990 students.
Platform programme, Construction Innovation Hub

New DfMA platform to support construction of schools and hospitals

The new DfMA Platform programme will support the government’s ambition to drive innovation and build industrial capability in businesses throughout the UK.
Maintenance management, educational buildings, CAFM, Elecosoft,

Elecosoft: Smarter maintenance planning for schools

Transform maintenance and management of educational buildings with CMMS and CAFM innovation, information and insight.
School design, social and technological change,

School design: How furniture is meeting the pace of change

William Tonkinson, managing director of education furniture and fitout specialist Deanestor, looks at how furniture for schools is evolving to reflect the pace of social and technological change.
Modular schools, MMC, ESS Modular

Spatial Initiative secures spot on £3bn MMC schools framework

Spatial Initiative, the joint venture between Styles&Wood and ESS Modular has been appointed to the £3bn DfE modular schools framework.
offsite schools framework,

DfE announces winners for £3bn offsite schools framework

The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed the winners of the £3bn offsite schools framework ‘to cultivate innovation and modernise the industry by increasing the adoption of MMC’.
sprinkler systems,

The case for sprinkler systems in schools

Tilden Watson, head of education at Zurich Municipal, outlines the case for making the installation of sprinkler systems mandatory in all new build and majorly refurbished schools.
Walters & Cohen, London, The King's School

Walters & Cohen to design new school in China

London based practice, Walters & Cohen Architects, has been commissioned by The King’s School, Canterbury, to design a school in China.
offsite schools, DfE,

DfE launches tender process for Offsite Schools Framework

The Department for Education (DfE) is on the lookout for ten suppliers for its new offsite construction framework to design and build offsite schools.
SEISMIC project, componentised construction,

Digital component technology to transform modular school design

The Innovate UK-funded SEISMIC project is set to transform school design and deliver a digitally-enabled standardised componentised construction production system.
modern methods of construction, Construction Innovation Hub, MOBIE,

Competition challenges students to design home using MMC

The Construction Innovation Hub has teamed up with MOBIE to challenge school students in the UK to design a home using modern methods of construction.
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Are modular classrooms cheaper for schools?

Modular school buildings specialists, MTX Education, highlight the ways modular classrooms could be cheaper to help ease the dilemma of increasing pupils and tight funding for schools.
offsite construction, primary schools,

New consortium to boost offsite construction for primary schools

A new consortium has been launched to pioneer greater use of offsite construction for primary schools, to transform the way they are designed and built.
Offsite schools framework, DfE,

DfE reveals plans for £2bn offsite schools framework

The UK government’s Department for Education is to meet with contractors and discuss its plans for a £2bn offsite schools framework.
construction plant sector

CPA throws first Schools Experience Day to entice teens into construction...

The CPA has hosted its first ever Schools Experience Day to give secondary school pupils an insight into the construction plant sector.
National Building Approval

How Secured by Design’s National Building Approval works

Secured by Design (SBD) explain how their National Building Approval initiative is making building security compliance simpler, quicker and cheaper for companies and organisations commissioning construction work – and is assisting Local Authorities
Secured By Design

How Secured by Design’s National Building Approval works

Secured by Design (SBD) explain how their National Building Approval initiative is making building security compliance simpler, quicker and cheaper for companies and organisations commissioning...
asbestos in schools

Asbestos in schools: Managing the risks effectively

Charles Pickles, Chief Technical Officer of Lucion Services, discusses how asbestos in schools can be managed safely
Further building defects found in Scottish Schools

Further building defects found after structural surveys in Scottish schools

Building defects in dozens of schools have been found after structural surveys taken after the wall collapse at Oxgangs Primary in January last year
copper

Copper could help improve hygiene during the project design and construction...

Guidelines on indoor hygiene for new build and renovation projects have been issued, with copper at the forefront as an effective antimicrobial material

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