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Sunday20 April 2014

Whole-life carbon

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Whole-life carbon: Overheating

28 Mar 14

As the latest update to Part L is implemented, Juan J Lafuente of Sturgis Carbon Profiling reports on the findings of a two-year research programme into building performance - which suggest that improvements to airtightness standards could actually lead to higher carbon emissions in the UK

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Whole-life carbon: Airports

15 Nov 13

Lifecycle analysis suggests that, when it comes to transport hubs, the most energy-efficient option is not always the most obvious

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Whole-life carbon: Domestic

20 Jun 13

Lifecycle analysis sheds light on whether retrofitting or rebuilding will best help the government to deliver its 2050 carbon reduction targets

Whole-life costs

This naturally ventilated Essex office was designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. It was built on a sloping site, so the lowest floor is above ground at the front of the building, but below it at the rear

Whole-life costs: Basements

2006 issue 38

In this quarter’s comparison of whole-life costs, David Weight of Currie & Brown digs deep into the financial pros and cons of adding a basement or half-basement to your building

Whole-life costs: Concrete vs steel

2006 issue 25

What are the environmental, capital cost and lifetime cost differences between a building with a steel frame and one built using concrete? David Weight of cost consultant Currie & Brown applies the firm’s Live Options modelling system to find out

Marlow International, a four-storey office building in Buckinghamshire, was developed by Akeler and designed by architect Aukett

Whole-life costs: Height of offices

2006 issue 12

In the latest of our whole-life cost comparison articles, David Weight of Currie & Brown examines the crucial financial considerations when deciding the height of an office block

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Whole-life costs: Concrete vs steel

2006 issue 25

What are the environmental, capital cost and lifetime cost differences between a building with a steel frame and one built using concrete? David Weight of cost consultant Currie & Brown applies the firm’s Live Options modelling system to find out

The West Middlesex University Hospital, London by architect Nightingale Associates features blocks arranged around attractive courtyards. These contain the outpatients department at ground floor level with wards above

Whole-life costs: Hospital design

2005 issue 38

In this third article in our series, and as part of our PFI special, David Weight of Currie & Brown looks at the differences in lifetime costs between deep-plan, shallow-plan or courtyard-based hospital designs

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European whole-life costs

2005 issue 21

Quantity surveyor Franklin + Andrews makes its annual appraisal of the costs of building and maintaining a standard factory in 14 European countries and finds the familiar north-south divide

Whole-life cost study: Egg's Pride Park

2001 issue 19

Almost two years after its first call centre cost model, Building revisits Egg's Pride Park, updating the whole-life costs and comparing it with a model call centre by Citex

Marlow International, a four-storey office building in Buckinghamshire, was developed by Akeler and designed by architect Aukett

Whole-life costs: Height of offices

2006 issue 12

In the latest of our whole-life cost comparison articles, David Weight of Currie & Brown examines the crucial financial considerations when deciding the height of an office block

The SAS Institute at Upper Whittington is narrow-plan and naturally ventilated

Whole-life costs: Office design

2005 issue 25

In the second of our series, David Weight of Currie & Brown looks at the differences in whole-life costs between a deep-plan, air-conditioned base office building and a shallow-plan scheme that is naturally ventilated

Children play in the grounds of Bo’ness Primary School, Scotland

Whole-life costs: Primary schools

2005 issue 11

The first of our quarterly articles on whole-life costs focuses on primary schools. David Weight of Currie & Brown outlines typical expenditure on a basic single-storey building, then analyses the additional capital, energy and repair and maintenance costs of a further two building types

What it costs: Flooring

Specifier 26 March 2010

Level access showers can improve quality of life for disabled users. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance looks at the design options and lifecycle costs for retrofitting them into existing floors

What it costs: Tiled cladding

Specifier 29 January 2010

Tiles, shingles and slate can provide traditional and thermally efficient covering for external walls. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance considers the options

What it costs: Tensile fabric

Specifier 2 October 2009

Fabric roofs are becoming the topping of choice for everything from bike sheds to concert venues. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance looks through the available options

What it costs: Commercial biomass

Specifier 17 July 2009

Biomass heating systems may cost a lot to install, but they’ll pay off in no time – assuming you choose the right system and the right fuel. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance assesses the options

What it costs: curtain wall glazing

Specifier 03 July 2009

Curtain wall glazing can do many things: control temperature and light levels, and even clean itself. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance looks through the available options

What it costs: Suspended ceilings

Specifier 19 June 2009

The many choices when specifying a suspended ceiling for a hospital are made more difficult by the regulations on cleaning and acoustics. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance takes a look

What it costs: Heat pumps

Specifier 09 April 2009

They are amazingly efficient, but setting up a ground source heat pump may be tricky if you haven’t considered all the factors. Peter Mayer of BLP Insurance gives us the lowdown

What it costs: Synthetic resin floors

Specifier 30 January 2009

These hardwearing floors come in a baffling array of types, but fear not: Peter Mayer of Building LifePlans is here to simplify matters

What it costs: Pervious paving

Specifier 5 December 2008

Sustainable urban drainage systems are a must for school and hospital developments. Peter Mayer of Building LifePlans gives the whole-life costs of one solution

What it costs: Insulated renders

Specifier 07 November 2008

Insulated render systems save energy and look good. Peter Mayer of Building LifePlans sums up the variety of choices and highlights some topical issues and lifecycle costs

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