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    Construction output jumps 2.2%

    The Office for National Statistics has estimated that in July 2013 the volume of monthly construction output increased by 2.2% when compared with the previous month. This increase was predominantly due to a rise in new work of 3.2% coupled with a small...

    Work finishes on UK's first zero energy retail building

    Emission-zero has announced the completion of the UK's first zero energy retail building. The new 'eco-pod' which is situated at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford, represents the fruits of a collaboration between architects Emission-zero...

    Queens College calls for entries to Florey Building competition

    The Queens College Fellows are looking for a dedicated team to update James Stirling's Florey Building, provide modern facilities and achieve exemplary energy design. This is a two-stage competition. The first stage invites an expression of interest...

    UK cafe named amongst best designed in the world

    Design website Design Curial has named East Beach Cafe in West Sussex as one of ten best designed coffee houses in the world. Set in the sleepy seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex, the design beat off cafes as far afield as Tokyo and New York...

    Last call for exhibitors at The Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018

    The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is making a last call for exhibitors at the event, taking place on 22nd-25th March 2018 at the Birmingham NEC. The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is designed to deliver advice and resources...
  • New book celebrates freehand drawing in architecture

    Routledge has published a new book celebrating the art of freehand drawing. Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape the world around us. Author J. Michael Welton...

    New CDM regulations come into force

    The new Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) regulations came into force today, and the Health and Safety Executive has provided a number of information resources to download. HSE says the new regulations are designed to: sensibly plan...

    Church of England competition

    The Church of England today announces a competition for design students, leading designers, manufacturers and contractors to design new church seating. The competition which is to inspire high quality church seating designs (both chairs and benches...

    Astley Castle wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2013

    Astley Castle, a groundbreaking modern holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of an ancient moated castle in Warwickshire, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 for the best building of the year. It the...

    The RIBA responds to the Conservatives' election manifesto

    The RIBA has responded to the launch of the Conservative Party’s 2015 General Election Manifesto. Discussing the issues of Housing, Planning, Schools Building and Flood Defences – all key components of the RIBA's #BuildaBetterBritain...

    Community for architects rebuilt on state-of-the-art platform

    Inbuilding.org, the information-sharing and networking community for architects, has been redesigned and rebuilt on a state-of-the-art software platform used by some of the biggest companies in the world. Arlo Guthrie, the Publishing Editor said: "We've...

    The RIBA responds to Labour's election manifesto

    The RIBA has responded to the launch of the Labour Party’s 2015 General Election Manifesto. Discussing the issues of Housing, Planning, Schools Building and Flood Defences – all key components of the RIBA’s #BuildaBetterCampaign –...

    TRADA report gives Accoya a 70 year service life

    Accsys has announced that its modified wood product, Accoya, has been independently tested by TRADA Technology and reported to have a 70 year service life when used for joinery in the UK and Europe. Bryan Crennell, Director of Sales and Marketing at...

    Lime Technology launches two new External Wall Insulation systems

    Lime Technology , specialists in sustainable building products, has launched two new External Wall Insulation (EWI) systems which the company says offer an economical, user-friendly solution to help create thermally efficient homes. According to the...

    Billingham Forum leisure complex reopens with Sika-Trocal roofing

    The Billingham Forum leisure complex in Stockton-on-Tees has reopened following an £18.5 million pound refurbishment, which included a Sika-Trocal Type S single ply membrane used to create the new roof. Built in the 1960s, the leisure complex...

    Judge's ruling means collateral warranties may be subject to adjudication

    Inbuilding.org's legal expert, Kit Harvey from Temple Bright has highlighted a recent court ruling which means that collateral warranties may, in certain circumstances, be considered 'construction contracts' and may therefore be subject to...

    Materials for Architecture returns to London with focus on innovation

    Materials for Architecture , the exhibition and conference dedicated to the development of materials for architecture, construction and design will return to London next April. Following on from it’s 2017 debut, Materials for Architecture will...

    London architect suspended for serious disregard of client's interests

    At a hearing of the ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee, Mr Abid Qureshi of Mitcham, South London has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and suspended from the Register of Architects for two years. The Committee heard that...

    The Reimagined Tree wins Kebony's sculpture competition

    Kebony , the Norwegian maker of architectural wood products, has announced the winner of a sculpture competition it ran with the University of East London for its fine art and architecture students. Students were invited to submit concept proposals...

    Architect fined £2000 for failure to get building consents

    The ARB’s Professional Conduct Committee has fined Graham Milsom, an architect from Abergavenney, £2000 after finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct. The complaint arose from work to convert a building damaged by fire,...

    New Approved Documents and compliance guides for Part L

    The Department for Communities and Local Government has released the latest circular of the new Approved Documents and new compliance guides supporting Part L. The circular, published last week, gives guidance on the changes to the tightened energy...

    Architecture Season at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

    Hauser & Wirth Somerset has launched a season of exhibitions, events and installations to explore the boundary where art and architecture meet and cross over, and a competition for young architects to redesign and develop an out-building in Bruton...

    Ibstock supporting architects of the future

    Brick maker Ibstock is helping students at the Manchester School of Architecture to explore the full potential of brick as part of an innovative exhibition project. As part of the project – Innovative Assembly – fifth year students have...

    New book shows how small houses can make a big impression

    Routledge has published BIG Little House , a book which celebrates the benefits of small housing. In the book, award-winning practicing US architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is less than 1,000...

    Architectural estate agency launches new website

    The Modern House, which describes itself as "Britain's premier architectural estate agency", has launched a new website ( themodernhouse.net ) and brand identity. The website brings together the properties the company has for sale in...