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underfloor air conditioning

Achieving design freedom with underfloor air conditioning

In practice, incumbent building services can help architects and designers overcome planning and structural constraints.
Modularize, offsite construction

How Modularize bridges the gap between architects and manufacturers

Gaynor Tennant, CBDO of Modularize, tells PBC Today how they can help address the gap between architects and manufacturers in the offsite construction sector.
Modular construction, SIPs,

SIPs are coming to the fore in modular construction

There is no question that a contractor can construct better quality buildings, build them faster and provide exceptional eco-benefits, using Hemsec SIPs.
Environmental risk, environmental assessment, Argyll Environmental

The importance of conducting environmental risk assessments

Chris Loaring of Argyll Environmental discusses the value of thorough, expert environmental risk assessment prior to site acquisition.
Affordable housing,

The challenge of creating sufficient affordable housing

Structural warranty specialist Advantage Insurance (AHCI) has been taking a closer look at the affordable housing issue.
VAT reverse charge, construction industry,

VAT reverse charge delay: What does it mean for construction?

Phil Hall of the Association of Accounting Technicians takes a look at what the introduction of the domestic VAT reverse charge means for construction firms – and why the issue shouldn’t be kicked into the long grass.
project delivery, bluebeam Revu,

Revu for reviews: Arup goes digital for project delivery

Bluebeam’s Revu has helped Arup improve collaboration and move towards a paperless future.
Timber frame, offsite, fabric-first,

Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

Malcolm Thomson, sales director of Scotframe, discusses offsite timber frame, fabric-first and the new Saint Gobain Multi-Comfort concept.
Cladding, facades, offsite

The durability of offsite construction

Lucideon discusses the test regimes and standards that cover offsite manufactured facades and external cladding.
Offsite solutions, planning system, Lesko Modular

Is the planning system torturous in the eyes of a modular...

Lesko Modular Group talks about its journey through the planning system as it looks to explore land acquisition and developments using offsite solutions.
flood data

Using flood data to get a clearer picture of environmental risk

Flooding is considered a complex and technical area of environmental risk; however, with the flood data we have available today at our fingertips, it doesn’t have to be
ALLPLAN 2019, BIM solution,

Latest version of ALLPLAN BIM software receives update

The ALLPLAN 2019 BIM solution for architects and engineers in building and infrastructure was updated recently.
Internet of Things, air pollution,

IoT and pollution: A breath of fresh air

The effects of air pollution are an increasing concern for cities around the world. Nick Sacke of Comms365 looks at how the Internet of Things can support a better understanding of the factors behind it in order to more effectively address the harm it can cause.
fatberg, waste disposal,

UK fatberg awareness is increasing – but action is still needed

The public is becoming more aware of how their everyday habits contribute to serious drain and sewer blockages – but more needs to be done to actually address the problem, argues Michelle Ringland from Lanes Group.
Timber frame, construction, TRADA

Site checking timber frames to ensure high-quality work

While modern timber frame buildings are usually factory-made, a successful project still requires every aspect of the on-site construction process to be completed to high standards of workmanship.
Invasive weeds, Japanese Knotweed

Invasive weeds set for flowering season

Dr Peter Fitzsimons, Invasive Weed Control Group technical manager of national trade body the Property Care Association, explains the importance of being alert to alien plant species at this time of year.
Asset management (asset performance), BREEAM

Asset management and performance in the built environment

Alan Somerville, head of the Building Performance Group and executive director at BRE, outlines how the measurement of asset performance within the wider context of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and delivers long-term value.
Civil engineering, construction and engineering, Brexit

The impact of Brexit: Construction and civil engineering

Ross Keatley of the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation made up of immigration solicitors, examines the potential impact of Brexit on the construction and engineering workforce.
structural steel, recycling, environmental benefits

A new protocol for reusing structural steel

The SCI has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel.
Accessible homes, Habinteg Housing Association,

The looming accessible homes crisis

After publishing its recent forecast of accessible housing, Habinteg Housing Association argues we cannot afford to ignore the issue any longer.
Building safety, Grenfell Tower, fire safety,

Proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system

Ahead of the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government published a consultation to create a radically new fire safety system.
Timber building, TRADA,

TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings Conference returns for 2019

A one-day conference intended to educate, inspire and empower architects, engineers, suppliers and clients to design and build better timber buildings.
Drone technology, reality capture, construction

Shaping construction with drone digital/reality capture technology

Ian Tansey of ProDroneWorx discusses how digital/reality capture outputs from drone technology revolutionised the management of a construction project.
Brownfield site

The grass is often greener on the brownfield site

It’s time for the construction industry to set aside the wrecking ball and rethink how it uses brownfield land, argues Nick Russell, director of civil and structural engineering consultancy Thomasons.
Modern methods of construction, MMC, Burges Salmon

Modern Methods of Construction in a reordered world

Law firm Burges Salmon looks at how the perfect storm of sector restructure and the advance of Modern Methods of Construction will combine to reshape construction procurement in 2025 and beyond.
Energy House 2.0, built environment, Salford Energy House

Energy House 2.0: Supporting clean tech for the built environment

Professor Will Swan and Dr Richard Fitton discuss the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0, a state-of-the-art research facility that will test new technology to help speed up the development of better, more reliable products for the built environment.

PBC Today August 2019