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Building design articles

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

 

  • Refurbish a roof with minimal disruptionMending the roof of an occupied building is a balancing act between the needs of the building and the needs of those doing their jobs inside. John McMullan considers the FM's role. 20/08/2015
  • Embodied carbon: are we there yet?As the construction industry designs and constructs buildings with ever-decreasing operational energy use, embodied carbon is increasingly important in the whole life cycle costing of a building. Sophie Chisholm reports the findings at a recent CBx event. 16/07/2015
  • Scotland is nation's top performer in commercial buildingCommercial construction in Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK, including London, during the first three months of the year, according to results from the latest JLL and Glenigan UK Commercial Construction Activity Index. 23/06/2015
  • Report reveals Westminster restoration optionsA Deloitte-led consortium with AECOM and HOK has published an Independent Options Appraisal (IOA) report detailing a range of scenarios for carrying out a major restoration and renewal programme for the Palace of Westminster. 22/06/2015
  • Workplace design is stifling staff productivityHalf of the UK's service sector employees are being hampered by inadequate workplace management and design, according to a report commissioned by support services company Mitie. 16/06/2015
  • Law set to strengthen apprenticeships' reputationApprenticeships will be given equal treatment as degrees, the government announced this week. 16/06/2015
  • Influencing the experienceManaging the services and processes that support the core business of an organisation gives FMs an 'inside out' perspective one used all too rarely to inform that organisation's site development strategy. Nick Martindale reports. 18/05/2015
  • 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. 07/05/2015
  • 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
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