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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

    Assa Abloy launches design-led service for architects

    Assa Abloy, the door-opening company behind brands such as Yale, Chubb and Union, has launched UK Specification, a new business division offering a consultancy service for architects, design-led main contractors, property development companies and major...

    New Specifiers Guide to Ceramic Tiles & Calibrated Natural Stone

    Tile & Stone Journal has published The Specifier’s Guide to Ceramic Tiles and Calibrated Natural Stone . The magazine says the new guide offers architects, interior designers and other construction professionals a comprehensive guide to the...

    Architect of Bristol's draconian speed limits done for speeding

    George Ferguson, the architect Mayor of Bristol who introduced a city-wide 20mph speed limit - and spent £2.3M on the signposts - has been nicked for doing 35mph in a 30mph zone. Mr Ferguson said: “I am shocked to have just discovered I...

    New ecology consultancy for architects

    A new consultancy which offers specialist ecology surveys for architects and other construction professionals has opened its doors. Ecology by Design says it offers a complete ecological service ranging from a simple preliminary ecological assessment...

    Wandsworth Council unveils rival entries for Pimlico Bridge competition

    Wandsworth Council has unveiled the rival entries submitted for its international competition to design a pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the river Thames between Nine Elms and Pimlico. The Council says 74 teams from across the globe have entered...

    Off-grid farmhouse scoops Award

    An off grid farmhouse designed by BRE Wales has scooped the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru Award for 2013. BRE Wales describes Maes Yr Onn, which is based in the Welsh hills north of Caerphilly, as a super energy efficient, low carbon home which...

    Construction output and orders boost UK economic growth

    According to the ONS, construction output in October rose by 2.2% compared with September and by 5.3% compared with a year earlier. Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association, said: “The latest output figures...

    Scottish architect reprimanded for failing to supervise employee

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee has reprimanded Scottish architect Paul Stephen of James F Stephen Architects Ltd. (JFSA) for failing to supervise a non-architect employee . The Committee heard that JFSA had been appointed by a client...