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Insulated Concrete Forms, UNiBLOCK,

UNiBLOCK’s Insulated Concrete Forms revolution

For years, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) have been playing on the margins of the UK’s construction sector. That is all about to change, according to Leslie Dawson, managing director of UNiBLOCK.
SVK Fibre Cement, Cement Façades,

SVK Fibre Cement Facades

Wienerberger’s SVK Fibre Cement Façade solution achieves the perfect balance of high performance and high design, offering durability and safety without sacrificing visual appeal.
spray foam insulation,

Next generation of insulation: Lapolla FOAM-LOK FL2000

Explore the benefits of the UKs most innovative and revolutionary spray foam insulation system.
Building envelope, Sustainability, upcycling,

How building envelopes give old buildings a new lease of life

Simon Fielden, sales director at SFS, explains why upcycling is en vogue in construction, and how building envelopes can give old buildings...
festive traditions, construction,

Festive traditions on the building site

This article is going to explore and reveal the onsite festive traditions builders have and why.
Allplan Bridge 2020, parametric model,

Allplan Bridge 2020 the 4D BIM solution for bridges

Allplan Bridge 2020, the complete solution for parametric modelling, structural analysis and detailing is now available for download.
Digital solutions, GroupBC, BIM, Business Collaborator

The benefits of BIM and digital solutions for construction

With many construction companies still not utilising Building Information Modelling, we review the benefits to businesses and discuss how software vendors can do more to encourage adoption, especially by SMEs.

Design and build technologies for sports stadiums and arenas

Russ Dalton, AECOM’s BIM director for the Americas, traces the development of technology behind some high-profile sporting projects, including the Barclays Center and Marlins Ballpark.
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.
cold roll-formed steel

Adding value to cold roll-formed steel for construction and manufacturing

voestalpine Metsec plc is the UK’s largest specialist in cold roll-formed steel, providing products for the construction and manufacturing industries
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.
Offsite Construction,

The Offsite Construction Survey: Fit for the future?

Can offsite deliver on its promise and become “business as usual”? PBC Today's latest survey, The Offsite Construction Survey, reveals all.

No reason for museums to be stuck in the past

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, says consultation is key when it comes to making art and culture accessible to all.
Chase Center,

Chase Centre: $1.4bn arena opens in San Francisco Bay

The $1.4bn Chase Centre, a new sports and entertainment venue home to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, has opened in San Francisco.

BSRIA whitepaper: How globalisation affects design and construction

Globalisation remains a hot topic of debate, and an often controversial one at that. Henry Lawson, author of a new BSRIA Megatrends white paper on the subject, looks at the key factors behind it and how it affects building design, construction and services.
Noise guidelines, guidelines on noise,

The new noise guidelines: What you need know

Changes to the World Health Organisation guidelines on noise mean that the impact of sound is becoming more important than ever. Anne Budd, a board member of the Association of Noise Consultants, gives an insight into some of the main points raised.
High street, town centres,

The future of the high street: Fewer products and more people

Earlier this year, a committee of MPs warned that major changes are needed to secure the future of town centres. David Edwards of Place-Make says there are reasons to be optimistic.
R&D tax credit, ForrestBrown, tax incentives

Why construction should make the most of R&D incentives

With the latest HMRC data showing just 1% of construction SMEs are making use of R&D tax credit incentives, Jenny Tragner, director at R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown and member of HMRC’s R&D Consultative Committee, urges the industry to realise the full potential of R&D tax credits.
Embodied carbon in construction, BREEAM,

Embodied carbon: How much longer can we say “too difficult”?

Dan Doran, principal consultant at BREEAM, discusses embodied carbon in construction. He examines what action the industry should be taking now to avoid overshooting the ‘carbon budget’, and the role of lifecycle assessment in measuring and reducing embodied carbon.
Inovo building, Designing buildings,

Designing buildings to support creativity and innovation

Designing buildings to foster human interaction can support creativity, collaboration and innovation. Christoph Ackermann, principal at BDP, talks about how this approach was put into practice with the Technology & Innovation Centre and inovo building in Glasgow.
Social value, architecture and construction,

Social value in architecture and construction

Fiona Clark, practice director at David Miller Architects, discusses the firm’s own efforts to make social value business as usual.
PBC Today November,

PBC Today November 2019

With 2020 just around the corner, the PBC Today November edition looks to the future, with a focus on digital planning, the National Digital Twin, offsite construction and embodied carbon in construction.
Thermal efficiency,

Futureproofing with high-performance insulation

If the UK is going to meet its ambitious net-zero climate change targets by 2050 then the energy efficiency of our homes will need to be addressed says Simon Storer, chief executive of the Insultation Manufacturers Association.
modular construction,

How modular construction is helping to solve the UK housing crisis

Innovation funding specialist the MPA Group highlights the main advantages of modular construction and the key sector issues it is helping to address.
National Digital Twin, Digital built Britain,

The journey towards the National Digital Twin and a digital built...

Alexandra Bolton, executive director at the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), reflects on the first-ever CDBB Week and calls for collaboration on the road towards the National Digital Twin.
DigiPLACE, digital construction,

Introducing DigiPLACE: The Digital Platform for Construction in Europe

DigiPLACE represents an unprecedented collaboration between European construction bodies, owners, architects, research institutes and ICT firms to create a platform for the integration of digital construction.

PBC Today November 2019