‘Architects’ Choice’ Brick Award now live

Following the announcement that the 2017 Brick Awards shortlist has been revealed, the Brick Development Association (BDA) would like to invite registered architects to choose which project should receive the prestigious Architects’ Choice Award. The Architects’ Choice Award is a... View Article

We are all paying the price for the biomass subsidy debacle

The revamp of the popular Use Wood Wisely website – www.usewoodwisely.co.uk –  answers the demand for more easily-digestible and understandable information on the contentious issue of UK power stations burning wood to generate electricity. Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel... View Article

Should a firewall be for life?

It’s not just a wall, it’s a firewall and for such crucial protection the use of composite panels gives buildings a huge performance boost. But, Brett Harrington, Divisional Manager for the Firewall and Data Division of ISD Solutions, warns you... View Article

Intumescent glazing seals

Mann McGowan manufactures a comprehensive range of glazing seals for fire resistance for timber and steel systems. In the event of a fire, the intumescent swells to form a seal within the glazing pocket and also reduces the risk of premature... View Article

Pilkington Planar™ entices readers to one of USA’s busiest libraries

Project: Elmhurst Public Library, Queens, New York Client: The Queens Library Network Architect: Marpillero Pollak Glazing installer: W&W Glass, LLC Main contractor: Stalco Construction The fundamental role of glass in the built environment is to allow light into spaces while keeping the elements out. But it... View Article

GGF President highlights positive changes

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is looking forward to a very positive future, despite some media speculation of internal disruption as the organisation undergoes a transitional period. John Agnew, GGF President issued the following statement to reassure GGF Members... View Article

GGF Lifetime Achievement Award

To continue its 40-year celebration, the GGF is delighted to announce the launch of “The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award.” This award will be presented at the G17 Awards Gala Dinner on 17th November at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to... View Article

GGF announces changes to senior management team

Following the recent departures from the Helix Group its parent company, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the interim replacements to ensure clients of the GGF’s subsidiary companies can look forward to a smooth transition and... View Article

NIA announces new chairman

Following the departure of Tony Hardiman, Chair of the NIA Strategic Board in June the NIA has appointed his replacement as Derek Horrocks, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Group and previously Vice Chair of the NIA. Commenting on his new... View Article

I-Architecture: the “fourth industrial revolution”

The project focuses on the complexities of housing crisis in London and Spain questioning contemporary modes of production. Studying systems in architecture and digital fabrication methods, the project proposes a fully automated mode of production embracing a post-capitalistic scenario. An... View Article

Composites UK launches its autumn programme of events

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, has launched the preliminary agendas for its autumn programme of events. Working with the National Composites Centre, the association has confirmed two further SME Roadshows. The first of these, which is... View Article