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  • Architect in hot water over letterhead

    The ARB's Professional Conduct Committee has found Mr Thomas Delahunt of County Down, Northern Ireland guilty of unacceptable professional conduct for calling his firm 'Architects' on company letterhead. The Committee heard that ARB had...
  • New concrete-free foundation system

    Surefoot has announced the European launch of its revolutionary concrete-free foundation system of the same name. The new system uses a combination of patented footing plates and micro piles to spread load in a similar way to the roots of a tree. It...
  • RIBA calls on Government to set space and light standards for new build homes

    Exclusive research by Ipsos MORI for RIBA has revealed strong public support for the introduction of minimum space standards for new build homes across England. 80% of the public would be more likely to choose a home that meets minimum space standards...
  • Derbyshire architect fined £1000 for accusing planners of corruption

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Department has found Mr Adrian Russell of Bakewell, Derbyshire guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined him £1000. Mr Russell was alleged to have made representations about the Peak District National...
  • Scientists develop sprayed sealant to stop building leakage

    Scientists at the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at University of California, Davis , have tested a new technology that should take the guesswork out of sealing building leaks. The technology uses a compressed nitrogen system to push a sealant through...
  • Planning Portal sees 25% increase in visitors

    The Government's Planning Portal has released visitor traffic and site usage statistics for 2012/2013 which show that the site received 11,128,909 visitors, a 25% increase on the previous year. In addition, the website recorded: 319,610 planning...
  • Newbury architect struck off for lack of integrity

    Andrew Plumridge of Newbury, Berkshire, has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and erased from the Register of Architects. The ARB's Professional Contuct Committee heard that in July 2010, Mr Plumridge had been appointed by...
  • New at Ecobuild 2013

    Inbuilding.org visited Ecobuild 2013 and asked a random selection of exhibitors: 'What's new and exciting?' (Please visit the site to view this video) Contributors: Needo (The only KNX radiator) www.needo.eu Medite Tricoya (Durable MDF...
  • Pioneering architects ditch BIM for Lego

    Pioneering architects Natalie Hewitt and Mark Carr from Cheadle, Staffs, have announced that they have decided to switch from using CAD in favour of Lego. Already they’re planning to use the legendary kids building kit to design several houses...
  • Dulux teams with Materials Lab to offer resource for architects and designers

    Dulux Trade has announced a new partnership with the London-based design resource studio for architects and designers, Material Lab . Formed in 2006, Material Lab is a free hub for architects and interior designers to explore, and feel inspired by...
  • Architect struck off following Hollywood movie tax scam conviction

    Ian Sherwood of Hattrell DS One Architects LLP, Manchester, has been struck off by the ARB's Professional Conduct Committee after being found guilty of a criminal offence that had material relevance to his fitness to practise as an architect. On...
  • Vote who wins the Art of Building photography competition

    The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is inviting everyone to decide which of the finalists in their Art of Building digital photography competition should be awarded their prestigious title of ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year’...
  • Record fine for misuse of architect title

    Uxbridge Magistrates Court has imposed a record fine of £8,335 on a Middlesex-based company, The Market Design & Build Ltd, after it pled guilty to misusing the title ‘architect’. The court heard that the company did not employ...
  • Report highlights the need to help homeowners make better use of space

    Post Office Mortgages has published Step-up , a new report which shows the impact that ever smaller homes are having on our quality of life. According to the report, figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors show that over the last...
  • Former ARB board member reprimanded

    At a hearing of the ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) architect George Oldham was issued with a reprimand following an earlier decision that he had been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. The PCC found that Mr Oldham...
  • London architect struck off for lying

    The ARB's Professional Conduct Committee has found London architect Mr Stephen Harty guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and removed him from the Register of Architects. Mr Harty practised under the name POD Architects and had been engaged...
  • Architects' confidence grows in Scotland, Southern England and London

    The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index fell back slightly in November, standing at +31 compared with +35 in October 2013, but remaining firmly in positive territory. Welcoming the growing confidence across the United Kingdom, RIBA Director of Practice...

    Contactum launches combined 13 amp switched socket and USB charger

    Contactum has launched an innovative combined USB connection power/charger with 13 Amp Switched socket in one unit. The new unit can be used to directly charge or power up to two USB devices simultaneously while also offering access to a 13 amp British...

    London architects win award for pub built out of recycled shipping containers

    A Hall & Woodhouse pub in Portishead, designed by London-based Mackenzie Wheeler has been named as the winner in Newbuild Pub category at the national Pub Design Awards run by Camra. The contemporary bar-restaurant which overlooks Portishead Quays...

    Refurbished HQ records highest ever BREEAM score

    The refurbishment of PwC 's headquarters at One Embankment Place in London has recorded the highest ever BREEAM score. The project achieved a milestone 96.31% BREEAM Outstanding rating, including 100% for materials, transport and management. ...

    BRE publishes new thermal bridging report

    The BRE Trust has published a new report that sets out clear principles to be considered during the design and installation of solid wall insulation in order to reduce thermal bridging effects and the risk of condensation. Using examples from recent...

    Construction output growth maintained in December

    UK construction companies remained in expansion mode at the end of 2013, as highlighted by relatively sharp rises in output, new orders and employment during the latest Markit/CIPS survey period. Survey respondents also anticipate an increase in business...

    Austin-Smith:Lord scoops Architect's Choice Award

    Austin-Smith:Lord has scooped the Architect's Choice Award at the Brick Awards 2013. Carmelite Monastery in Liverpool won the award as it received the most votes from registered architects and architectural students. Judges said that the building...

    Dundee architect fined £2000 for undue delay

    The ARB's Professional Conduct Committee has fined Dundee-based architect Julian Hunter £2000 after finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and serious professional incompetence Julian Hunter Architects were appointed in respect...

    Architecture Foundation launches Museum of London pavilion competition

    The Architecture Foundation, working with the Museum of London, has launched a competition to find a design team to develop a temporary pavilion. It is envisaged that the structure, which will be located outside the Museum of London, will be able to...