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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...
  • 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...

    Wimbledon man fined £1000 for misuse of architect title

    Wimbledon Magistrates' Court has fined Mr Youno Kim £1000 after finding him guilty of illegally using the title 'architect'. The Court heard that Mr Kim held himself out to be a ‘RIBA Chartered Architect' on his practice's...

    Prospects for architects improving

    The RIBA reports that in its December Future Trends Survey, the percentage of respondents reporting that they had personally been under-employed in the previous month fell to just 9%, a new all-time low since the survey began in January 2009. The RIBA...

    Karndean unveils wood vinyl flooring designs

    Karndean Designflooring has expanding the collection of wood designs in its LooseLay Series Three range of luxury vinyl flooring. Available from January 2015, the new hues tap into the trend for oak tones, rustics and deep greys in commercial spaces...

    Architect @ Work to focus on façades

    Architect @ Work (London Olympia, 21st-22nd January) has announced that it’s featured exhibit is ‘Full Frontal, Façades on Form’, an exploration of the latest developments in façades curated by The SCIN Gallery , the Clerkenwell...

    Call to join the CIAT's Conduct Committee

    The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has announced that a position on its Conduct Committee will become available in March, and is calling for members to put themselves forward to help regulate the profession and maintain the...

    Call for entries to Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

    The RIBA is calling for entries from schools of architecture around the world for its 2015 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. A £6,000 grant will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and the President of...

    Prince Charles outlines his vision for the future of architecture

    Prince Charles has written a 2,000 word essay for The Architectural Review in which he outlines his vision for the future of architecture. In his essay, the Prince explains his personal life-long interest in the importance of an approach to design...

    Wandsworth Council launches design competition for new bridge across the Thames

    London's Wandsworth Council has launched an international competition to design a new bridge across the River Thames. Architects and engineers from across the globe are being challenged to create an inspiring, innovative design for the new river...

    Architect reprimanded for failing to provide terms of engagement

    Cumbria-based architect Christopher Overend has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct by the ARB and issued with a reprimand. In 2007 Mr Overend’s practice was engaged to prepare plans and apply for Local Authority approval for...

    Ibstock launches new Tilebrick designs

    Ibstock has announced the launch a selection of new designs for its Tilebrick range. Tilebrick is Ibstock’s tile-shaped front face brick which replicates a tile-hung wall elevation. Three profiles are now available in Planar, Banded and Curved...

    Government announces Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Details

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced that from 9am, Wednesday 10 December, the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund will open to new applications, with up to £5,600 available to households in England and Wales to help with the cost...
  • ThyssenKrupp develops world's first rope-free elevator

    ThyssenKrupp has unveiled MULTI, the world's first rope-free elevator technology which allows several self-propelled cabins to move vertically and horizontally, with significant implications for building design. The system uses the same linear...

    Glasgow architects celebrate double award

    Glasgow-based architects Page\Park are celebrating after success at two different events in the space of just two days. First they were named the winners of the GIA Conservation Design award in recognition of their work revamping the famous Kelvingrove...

    Government concludes statutory regulation of architects should continue

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has completed the first phase of its periodic review and concluded that light-touch regulation of the architect profession, based on protection of title, should continue. Phase two of the review...

    RIBA persuades Government to introduce minimum space standard for new homes

    The RIBA reports that it has convinced the Government to introduce a new space standard requirement across the whole of England to ensure that the millions of new homes being planned and built are fit for purpose and able to meet the requirements of the...

    New book celebrates creative cabin architecture

    Taschen has published Cabins , a new book which explores how this architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. The publisher's blurb says: "In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare...

    New Basements for Dwellings Guidance Document

    The Basement Information Centre (TBIC) has announced the publication of its Basements for Dwellings Guidance Document. The publication updates and replaces the Approved Document: Basements for dwellings. Basements for Dwellings provides guidance...

    Christopher Wray launches new range of LED wall lights

    London-based luxury lighting company, Christopher Wray has launched a new range of LED wall washer lights designed to be grouped together or used singularly to create a focal point in the home. The range includes the Cuboid light, which is made from...