Mick George

The forming of Markham & George Property Limited

Markham & George Property Limited is presented as the new vernture by Mick George Ltd and Campbell Buchanan, creating new developments for homes Firmly established in the housing and construction industry in their own rights, East Anglia based construction supplier, Mick George Ltd, and housebuilder, Campbell Buchanan, are about to...
IDOX for digital transformation

The two faces of digital transformation

As the public sector progresses beyond digital implementation to evolution, Idox shares its views on how a people-centred approach to digitisation can help organisations get more from their investments, as well as support the creation of effective end-to-end digital transformation journeys. The implementation of innovative technology to support smarter working,...

The Floating House – Membrane‐Free, Truly Waterproof Structural Concrete

Cementaid discuss the first floating house in the UK, based on the River Thames, and using Cementaid's Everdure CALTITE concrete ingredients The first ever “amphibious” or Floating House in the UK was built on the flood banks of the Thames River in Marlow and completed in 2014. The amphibious performance...

Speaking in tongues – Deciphering the language of flood resilience for architects

Aquobex discuss the terminology and technical jargon of flood resilience to make things clear Most industries and professions are guilty talking jargon; it makes communication easier among those in the know but jargon can often isolate or shut out those who don’t quite understand it and the field of flood...
Mick George

Mick George Ltd provide solid foundations for A14 road improvement

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road improvement scheme recently marked its first anniversary. Great progress has been made to date, along the 21-mile route of this 1.5 billion Highways England scheme. The A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) which comprises three joint ventures, between Costain-Skanska, Balfour Beatty-Carillion and Atkins-CH2M Design, is...
About access

Time for a cultural shift to highlight accessibility issues

Ian Streets from About Access discusses accessibility issues, ranging from public transport to building design and construction Personal struggles with accessibility issues often shed light on the larger issue.  The diaries of seven disabled people provided the inspiration for an article on The Guardian website which is compelling reading for...

Case study: Pinewood Structures

Pinewood Structures drives quality with Elecosoft’s Framing software Pinewood Structures is one of the largest UK providers of timber frame homes and modern sustainable structural solutions.  Its  success  depends on assuring customers of the highest quality outputs every single time. To help it deliver this it uses Framing software from Elecosoft...

Marshalls to exhibit landscape protection offer at UK security expo

Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, will show its newly launched Landscape Protection offer at the UK Security Expo for the first time The exhibition, which will be held at London’s Olympia from 29-30th November, is a major-scale event that tackles some of the most challenging threats to our...

Case study: Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems

Calibre, consistency and competitive pricing are key to success for Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems  Glasgow-based Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems Ltd. offers timber frame design and manufacturing services covering the entire build process, from initial design concept through to full structural timber frame erection. As part of the Mactaggart &...
TATA Steel

Tata Steel scoops sustainability ‘Steelie’ for pioneering approach

Tata Steel discuss their recent 'Steelie' award for their involvement in sustainable construction products Tata Steel has won a ‘Steelie’ for taking a new approach to demonstrating that steel is a highly sustainable construction product. The company took the top environmental prize at this year’s awards, announced on 16 October,...
Mick George

Mick George Ltd team with BBC’s DIY SOS for a great cause

Mick George discuss their involvement with DIY SOS: The Big Build, providing products and services to aid the good cause DIY SOS: The Big Build is the BBC’s flagship home renovation programme, which has been running for 18 years, and attracts up to 5 million viewers per episode. The concept...

Beco WALLFORM: Building Better – Must Do, Can Do

Beco WALLFORM discuss the growing need for housing and how the UK building industry can overcome the pressures of demand We do have the technology, the materials and the resources to meet the growing demand for more housing.   More houses built to better standards – Passivhaus standards even – all using...
About Access

Access consultants – Building a network to create a more inclusive world

Ian Streets of About Access discusses creating a network of access consultants. There’s no confirmed collective noun for access consultants, but the level of co-operation is such that maybe we should try and think of one. The collaboration comes from the fact that most practitioners in our profession are small firms. There...

Avoiding assumptions can help you avoid accessibility problems

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities

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