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Timber Design for Healthcare  – TRADA Case Study
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HELIX The Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) Centre is a new building with a radical concept; to explore how designers might work together with clinical practitioners in an acute general hospital to improve healthcare. A new idea, for instance, might push the boundaries of innovative technology, or save costs, or it could solve everyday healthcare problems […]

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Higher Energy Efficiency – Timber Frame for Part L  – NHBC Foundation
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Higher Energy Efficiency Requirements Although a little dated and focussed on Welsh regulatory requirements, this excellent 32 page Guide from the NHBC Foundation will be an invaluable reference for architects, house builders, and other designers. The following brief extracts are intended merely as a ‘taster’ of what the full guide provides.

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Small Developers £5B Help  Government fund to solve housing crisis
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80% Less SME Builder Developers than 1988 According to the HBF there are 80 per cent fewer small and medium sized enterprises in the industry today than in 1988. Almost worse is that prospective new entrants are confronted by a planning system that discourages entrepreneurialism.

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Smart ‘Digestive’ Bricks – ‘Living Architecture’ from Newcastle Uni
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“Nudge Nudge – WinkWink” ! This ubiquitous TV biscuit advert phrase seems well suited to introduce Newcastle Universities ‘Living Architecture’ project. Coordinated by Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University. Under the acronym ‘LIAR’, it includes experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Trento, the Spanish National Research Council; […]

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Government drive to Cut Costs 30%, Speed Delivery 50%
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How Will You Meet 2025 Targets? Anticipating a 70% growth in global construction by 2025, the UK Government has set the construction industries sights on achieving 30% reduction in costs with 50% increase in speed of delivery by then. At the same time there will be a 50% reduction in greenhouse emissions, and 50% improvement […]

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Virtual Reality on Trial  – Aecom / Trimble test 3D Holograms
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Microsoft HoloLens headsets Engineering giant Aecom is collaborating with Trimble (also known for “SketchUp”) to pilot Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens headsets on three projects, including this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London.Users can view and interact with holograms of 3D engineering models. .

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Asbestos Removal Glasgow | Roofing & Flooring | GK Contracts
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G.K. Contracts provides asbestos removal, roofing and flooring services in and around Glasgow. Contact us today for our specialist services.

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“Swim in the Sky”  World 1st Sky Pool – London
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Float Between Buildings Londoners working in the finance sector will recognise the impressive Canary Wharf and City skyline. Soon, a few of its lucky residents will be able to float between two buildings in their very own “sky pool” – the world’s first in architectural design.

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Introduction to Landscape Design Melbourne
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Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.

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Introduction to Landscape Design Melbourne
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Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.

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Partnering for Off-Site MMC
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Long History of MMC Alternative forms or modern methods of construction (MMC) have a long history in the UK. Post-war a variety of innovative house-building systems have been used extensively. NHBC Foundation’s 2015 industry survey aimed to establish current attitudes to MMC amongst larger house builders and housing associations.

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