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


  • BIM's third ageNow just months away from being mandated on all central government projects, building information modelling (BIM) has moved up to Level 3. What is Level 3, and what does it mean for FM? Geoff Prudence explains. 27/04/2015
  • Central intelligenceData centre construction projects are imperfect, with a traditional project team structure limiting transfer of essential knowledge to operations team that's the view of David Cameron (no relation) of risk management consultancy Operational Intelligence. Here he puts the case for those operating the centres to have more input. 09/04/2015
  • Design and construction firm starts FM businessA West Midlands construction company has launched a facilities management business. 11/12/2014
  • McGoff & Byrne aims Salford homes at 'Generation Rent'Construction and support services company McGoff & Byrne is to design, build and maintain a multi-million pound private rented sector (PRS) scheme in Salford, Greater Manchester. 28/11/2014
  • Corners are being cut on design in constructionDesign and planning is currently not considered an activity such as construction, which results in a rushed design in order to get on site quicker, delegates at a conference heard this morning. 27/11/2014
  • Soft landings - the story so farSoft landings - the story so far 25/11/2014
  • Roundtable glossaryRoundtable glossary 25/11/2014
  • Roundtable attendeesRoundtable attendees 25/11/2014
  • The soft sellAre the principles of soft landings a 'graduated handover' of a building project to its occupiers once complete fully accepted? And is FM ready for its role in the project spotlight? Our round table, sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald, considered the issues. 25/11/2014
  • Sydney building voted best in the worldOne Central Park in Sydney, Australia, has been named Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). 12/11/2014
  • Glasgow blissBy garnering the views of its staff, global telecoms company Three transformed its tired and dated Glasgow office into a workspace where Every Day is Wonderful. On 13 October, the project won the 2014 BIFM award for impact on organisation & workplace. Sara Bean reports. 17/11/2014
  • Standards: EN 81-20 lift designThe British Standards Institution (BSI) has just released the new European standards for lift design and manufacture, EN 8120 and EN 8150. Warren Jenchner explains why they are set to have a big impact on FM and the building industry. 04/11/2014
  • The Everyman Theatre wins Stirling PrizeThe prestigious Everyman Theatre in Liverpool has won the RIBA Stirling prize trophy. 17/10/2014
  • Access consultant calls for better designArchitect and access consultant Steve Maslin has called for workplaces to be designed with more consideration for the diversity of workers likely to use the space. 04/11/2014
  • Rochdale office voted top in BCO awardsNumber One Riverside on Smith Street in Rochdale has been named as the best workplace in the country at the British Council for Offices' (BCO) annual National Awards. 08/10/2014
  • Wellbeing, productivity and green buildingsA key report published this month by international coalition organisation the World Green Building Council assesses how the design of the workplace significantly affects the health, wellbeing and productivity of its staff, writes Herpreet Grewal. 06/10/2014
  • Building design can help productivityThe design of an office significantly affects the health, wellbeing and productivity of its staff, according to a major report from the World Green Building Council. 04/11/2014
  • Building engineers must learn the construction supply chainBuilding engineering training programmes must be broad-based so that apprentices and students acquire not just the skills and competences of this sector alone, but also fully understand the operation of the entire construction supply chain, says the president of the Building & Engineering Services Association. 11/09/2014
  • Construction group gets 'future-wise' on BIMA group of construction professionals has published a report on building information modelling in the built environment. 01/09/2014
  • BIM Academy launches FM offerBIM Academy has launched a service for FM providers and other clients to incorporate BIM into the way they manage assets and conduct FM. 04/11/2014
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