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08 February 2017 | by

What is the difference between an ordinary door and a fire door? This article provides some insight into the use of fire doors in passive fire protection, how they should be specified correctly and who is responsible for their maintenance.

01 February 2015 | by

U-values measure how effective a material is an insulator. We look in detail at terminology and core concepts when it comes to thermal performance.

09 September 2016 | by

A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.

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As a construction product, there’s much to be said for good, dependable, ‘old-fashioned’ timber.

24 March 2017 | by

Open Doors returns this March offering a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major 'live' construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.

07 March 2017 | by

Ecobuild presented a packed programme of inspiring places, people and products, at London's ExCeL from 7 to 9 March.

01 March 2017 | by

We're analysing your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution as we crunch the numbers for the NBS National BIM Report 2017. Here we muse on some of the key trends we've been watching for.

28 February 2017 | by

Its versatility led to prevalence. We explore the toxic legacy left by asbestos, its impact on the construction industry, and explore precautions required when managing and working with asbestos.

23 February 2017 | by

Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes the substance hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility. Thus concrete is brittle and prone to cracks if too much weight is applied. What if it could be more bendable?

21 February 2017 | by

Learning doesn't stop when you leave the classroom, professional qualifications in hand. It continues every day on the job, both formally and informally, as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Here we explore why CPD is so important for construction professionals including architects and highlight a range of useful resources.

15 February 2017 | by

Building successful UK sectors in smart cities, cyber and physical security and realising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of the Digital Built Britain initiative. But what is the IoT and how can construction make the most of the opportunities it affords?

08 February 2017 | by

What is the difference between an ordinary door and a fire door? This article provides some insight into the use of fire doors in passive fire protection, how they should be specified correctly and who is responsible for their maintenance.

05 January 2017 | by

Windows are one of the most important elements of a building’s thermal envelope; providing aesthetics, letting in light, helping control sound, and serving as a means of natural ventilation. The history of windows is enmeshed in the history of architecture, and their evolving design is a tribute to not only architectural advancement, but to the progression of framing materials and glass manufacturing.

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