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Building design articles

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

 

  • BIFM highlights Employer's Information Requirements in BIM guideThe British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new guide for facilities management professionals working with clients on BIM construction projects. 23/03/2017
  • FMs should monitor their buildings for 'wellness' ratingsFMs should formulate a strategy to regularly monitor and evaluate the 'wellness' of their buildings, says BSRIA. 21/03/2017
  • Rise of the smart building is upon us, says reportThe prevalence of smart building systems is likely to increase and become functional over the next 12 months, says a British Land report co-produced with Worktech Academy. 20/03/2017
  • Innovative 'destination workplaces' motivate employeesLandlords and managers who invest in building relationships with their occupiers will see greater financial returns, according to unpublished research. 13/03/2017
  • JLL study urges corporate world to embrace new ways of workingThe volatility of economic growth and agility are two of the top concerns for corporate real estate firms, says property adviser JLL's latest report. 13/03/2017
  • Construction should embrace technology to improve whole life of buildingsThe construction industry needs to embrace the data revolution and intuitive technology to transform the whole life of a building, said KPMG's Richard Threlfall at a recent conference. 09/02/2017
  • University wins top building performance prizeThe University of Bradford has been named overall winner at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2017. 08/02/2017
  • Building engineer awarded MBEBuilding engineer Ant Wilson has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list. 06/01/2017
  • 'Chief workplace officer' role could help raise productivityA specialist role of 'chief workplace officer' combining the functions of four professions including FM could close the gulf between people, place and process and raise productivity, according to the long-anticipated Stoddart Review published by the BIFM. 13/12/2016
  • A golden eye on justiceThe interviewee: Deborah Rowland The topic: Her new role as head of public sector affairs at Sodexo 20/12/2016
  • Smarter offices can deliver a £70bn economic boost, study revealsSmarter use of Britain's office space could improve productivity by 1 to 3.5 per cent and deliver a boost of up to £70 billion to the economy, a study by workplace, property and business experts reveals. 08/12/2016
  • Architects of our own destinyArchitects who follow up and conduct post-occupancy evaluations are better perceived by clients than those who do not, according to a survey by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 12/12/2016
  • BIFM issues guidance note on cost benchmarkingThe BIFM has published a guidance note to highlight best practice and identify gaps in performance through operational cost benchmarking for FMs. 08/12/2016
  • Environmental standards bodies to work togetherThe Building Research Establishment (BRE) and International Well Building Institute (IWBI) have agreed to pursue alignments between BRE's BREAMM environmental assessment method and IWBI's Well Building Standard. 28/11/2016
  • Jail breakthroughDesigning and operating prison buildings in specific ways could halve assaults on staff and significantly reduce the stress under which staff work, according to a panel of experts including prison managers, psychologists and criminologists. 07/11/2016
  • New building services 'wiki' to help FMs in tall structuresThe Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a 'wiki' to help it develop the building services industry's first technical guidance and standards for systems in tall buildings. 17/11/2016
  • Clients ask architects for more post-occupancy evaluationArchitects who follow up and conduct post-occupancy evaluations are better perceived by clients than those who do not, according to a survey by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 10/11/2016
  • Park life coachNew York's iconic Central Park is as much an example of social as it is environmental sustainability. Jamie Harris visited the team that now aims to impart its locally inclusive best practice for public park management throughout the USA 12/10/2016
  • High TEC SolutionEnvironmental sustainability has many facets, but the variety on show in Britain's greenest building, the multi-award winning Enterprise Centre (TEC) in Norfolk, is impressive indeed 12/10/2016
  • Government must do more to cut carbon footprint of buildingsCurrent policy in the UK is not enough to deliver the carbon budgets that Parliament has set and requires specific measures in buildings to tackle this, warns the body advising the UK Government on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 13/10/2016
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