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Building design articles

Articles on building design, including architecture, civil engineering, conservation, refurbishment, structural engineering

 

  • Guide sets out core sustainability aims for property managersA core set of sustainability provisions forming the foundation of how sustainability is incorporated into any property management service offering have been launched. 22/09/2016
  • Excellence in corporate real estate means 'managing risk appropriately'Corporate real estate (CRE) needs to better assess how to talk about risks with the businesses it serves, says a report by CoreNet into the future of the sector. 19/09/2016
  • US building owners increasingly interested in healthier buildingsA report has found that US building owners, managers and investors are becoming increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings. 16/09/2016
  • Building a sustainable argumentThe way in which the sustainability performance of buildings is measured in the years ahead is likely to have a social as well as an environmental dimension. And that can only mean more involvement from FM in design, as Jamie Harris reports 15/09/2016
  • Ready for work?The launch earlier this year of the BIFM's operational readiness guide was the latest event seeking to ensure that FM is linked at every stage to the design and construction process. But, ask Martin Read and Jamie Harris, is the wider construction sector receptive to the FM's message? 15/09/2016
  • A design for livingInterviewee: Ian Gibson, managing director, Robertson Facilities Management Issue: When FM advises on design 09/09/2016
  • Where is FM in the BIM conversation?Paul Wilkinson explains how BIM has evolved over the past five years and looks at milestones in FM's involvement thus far. Is FM taking its theoretically rightful place in the construction project spotlight? 15/09/2016
  • The smart future of FMTalk about smart buildings emphasises the value of the technology but it's in the use of the generated data that facilities managers can shine, as Nick Martindale reports. 15/09/2016
  • Major works needed on Palace of WestminsterMPs will have to vacate the Palace of Westminster for years so that essential repairs can be done, or face the increasing risk of a 'catastrophic' event, according to a committee of MPs and Peers. 09/09/2016
  • Robertson goes back to school with 25-year FM dealRobertson has been named preferred bidder for a 25-year contract to supply facilities management services at the Aberdeen South of the City High School. 15/08/2016
  • Hold off on post-Brexit company shake-upsBusinesses should take a couple of weeks before considering any company restructures following the UK's Brexit vote, according to Richard Masser, president of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). 29/06/2016
  • Brexit will open up opportunities, says CIBSE chiefThe president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers believes that there will be life after Brexit. 28/06/2016
  • Wilkinson appointed new City of London SurveyorThe City of London Corporation has appointed Paul Wilkinson to the role of City of London Surveyor. Wilkinson will replace Peter Bennett, who is retiring after holding the position since 2008. 24/05/2016
  • Green group gives five tips to optimise energy useAdopting a simpler metric target for measuring energy use is one of five key steps recommended to tackle the gap between building design and building performance, says a report by the UK Green Building Council. 20/05/2016
  • LED report casts light on its effects on humansHuman reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost, according to a report about people's responses to LED lighting. 16/05/2016
  • Poor school buildings hinder education, says RIBAOne in five teachers has considered quitting because of the wretched condition of the school buildings they have to teach in, according to a report by the professional body for architects. 12/05/2016
  • Designing for privacyEmployee engagement in your company could be compromised by the workplace design, as Bostjan Ljubic explains 25/04/2016
  • Stakeholders 'must exchange ideas' on buildingConstruction currently does not allow for the necessary exchange of ideas between stakeholders in the building process, delegates at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers' symposium heard this week. 20/04/2016
  • School wall collapse probe reveals safety issuesThe chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council and senior education officials have met directors of the Edinburgh School Partnership (ESP) after the collapse of a wall at a local primary led to the closure of 17 schools in the area. 11/04/2016
  • Relocating your office to better suit your brandMoving into new premises is so much more than signing leases and placing furniture, equipment and staff. The space should say everything about your brand, says Colin Allan 23/02/2016
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