Saint-Gobain

How Passive House Is Boosting Construction Industry

The drive for low and zero carbon buildings and the supporting legislative changes are resulting in the need to improve the knowledge and technical capabilities of the construction industry as a whole. Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, explains how the industry can build itself...
About access

Access awareness brings bottom-line benefits

Awareness is the key to opening up buildings and facilities to disabled people. If you know what sort of needs disabled people have, and how those needs can be met – and denied – then you have a better chance of ensuring your organisation is inclusive. At About Access we...
Uni of Westminster

London and SE BIM Regions events

London and SE BIM Regions in association with the University of Westminster We need your help and in doing so we will help you. We need your help in making your colleagues aware of the forthcoming London and SE BIM Regions series of events on Implementing BIM.  The first event is on Wednesday...
OKI Systems

From the Design Office to Building Site…

OKI’s multi-tasking printers will save time and money across the entire project lifecycle says Andrew Hall, Oki Systems UK Choosing printers can be a big decision, especially now that devices have become far more sophisticated and multifunctional. However, it’s a particularly difficult task for organisations involved in the planning and...
About access

How convenient are your public conveniences?

On the face of it the most accessible loos would appear to be a design disaster. All that space but with all the facilities crammed into a corner? But in terms of usability it’s perfect, and also perfectly obvious. Many disabled people need the extra space to accommodate their mobility...
OKI Systems

How Smart Printing Saves Costs and Drives Efficiencies in Government

By Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems UK Ltd Central and local government are continuing to feel the squeeze of austerity with the Conservative administration planning additional savings of £20bn from departmental budget cuts, which will be set out in the autumn spending review. So how can departments make further spending reductions...
OKI Systems

How Smart Printing Saves Costs and Drives Efficiencies in Government

By Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems UK Ltd Central and local government are continuing to feel the squeeze of austerity with the Conservative administration planning additional savings of £20bn from departmental budget cuts, which will be set out in the autumn spending review. So how can departments make further spending reductions...

Ordnance Survey: Connecting the lives of everyone in Britain

We are Britain's mapping agency. We make the most up-to-date and accurate maps of the country. But we're also a digital business, and we use our content to help governments, companies and individuals be more effective both here and around the world. What we do In fifteen short years, we’ve changed...
OKI Systems

The Advantages of ‘Paper-Light’

By Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems UK Ltd Despite moves to make businesses ‘digital by default’ and targets to ‘go paperless’; it is quite likely that most companies need to progress through various hybrid states before reaching the ultimate goal.  For some it may be impossible to eliminate the use...
About access

Disabled access exemption can pose trip hazard

With most regulations, an offer of exemption can easily encourage temptation. The provision which can allow exemption from certain access requirements within the Equality Act 2010 is one example, but the strings which are attached can still trip you up. The terms of the exemption do not amount to a get-out-of-jail-free...

RICS BIM4SME Awards 2015

BIM4SME and RICS is proud to present its inaugural RICS BIM4SME Awards 2015 on Thursday, 18 June 2015 from 19:00 to 23:00 (BST) You can register to attend by clicking on the link below: RICS BIM4SME Awards 2015 will recognise and promote the achievements and adoption of BIM by small and medium businesses, showcasing excellence, promoting best...
About Access

A reasonable approach to improving access for disabled people

Ten years after the deadline passed for businesses to make sure their premises and services were accessible, it may be considered surprising to find that many are still vulnerable to claims for discrimination. Then again it may be entirely predictable. There are still many people who do not recognise the...

Asta Development powers up its range with a trio of product launches

Asta Development has officially released the second version of Asta Powerproject BIM and is rolling the product out via its global reseller network for the first time. Asta has also launched the estimation tool Bidcon BIM into the UK and is adding to the capability of the recently released...
Saint Gobain

How To Boost Education Through Building Design

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the sustainable habitat and construction markets, has identified five key elements that contribute to our comfort levels indoors; thermal comfort, audio comfort, visual comfort, indoor air comfort and economic comfort. Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director at Saint-Gobain, explains how it is bringing My Comfort,...

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