All Specifier articles – Page 2

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    Features

    Care homes: The new way to get old

    2013-02-28T09:57:00Z

    According to a Dutch idea, older people need on-site restaurants, bars, village squares and beauty parlours. Is the UK is ready for a revolution in care home design?

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    Eight of the latest education products

    2013-02-12T16:00:00Z

    Get yourselves an education with this week’s products for schools, colleges and universities

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    Lessons in sustainability

    2013-02-12T15:39:00Z

    With schools responsible for 50% of local authority carbon emissions, Matt Fulford looks at how simple measures can produce big savings

  • Aurubis
    News

    Eight of the latest cladding products

    2013-01-23T13:42:00Z

    From a Glasgow velodrome and arena to a Norwegian hotel, via livestock buildings for Perthshire cattle, it’s what’s outside that counts

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    Glass: Which is the fairest of them all?

    2013-01-23T07:01:00Z

    Glass may have been about for thousands of years but in future its applications will extend well beyond glazing. Here are some innovative uses to look out for

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    Rooftop agriculture

    2013-01-11T00:00:00Z

    Building looks at a relatively new movement using green roofs to plant our food

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    Carbon monoxide: The silent killer

    2012-12-14T00:00:00Z

    Northern Ireland has taken decisive action to reduce carbon-monoxide related deaths by making alarms that detect the gas compulsory

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    Milan's canal network: Hidden depths

    2012-11-23T00:00:00Z

    Milan has ambitious plans to deliver a zero carbon mixed-use scheme in which no home will need a domestic boiler - all by harnessing the geothermal potential of its underground network of canals

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    Blackfriars: The world's largest solar-powered bridge

    2012-11-09T00:00:00Z

    The £550m revamp of Blackfriars station in London includes the world’s largest solar-powered bridge - a 6,000m2 installation

  • Siemens
    Features

    Siemen's Abu Dhabi HQ

    2012-10-26T00:00:00Z

    Technology giant Siemens developed one LEED Platinum-rated office in London, and is now trying to replicate this success - in the Abu Dhabi desert

  • Housing products
    News

    Insulated wall systems

    2012-10-12T00:00:00Z

    H+H’s Thin Joint system has been used in the design and construction of a low-energy apartment block on a site in Brighton

  • housing
    Features

    Passivhaus for dummies

    2012-10-12T00:00:00Z

    An off-site Passivhaus solution has been developed that can, its maker claims, be put up by anyone able to hold a hammer. Thomas Lane reports

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    Features

    Education: Bent into shape

    2012-10-05T00:00:00Z

    BDP’s priority at Bents Green school in Sheffield was to create a safe and supportive environment for autistic pupils. But it has also managed to preserve the site’s 18th-century coach house. Ike Ijeh reports on a tricky balancing act

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    Features

    Security regulations: The safety catch

    2012-09-21T00:00:00Z

    Should the communities department’s recent Building Regulations consultation have done more to tighten security?

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    Ray of light

    2012-09-07T00:00:00Z

    The Velux skylight brand is normally associated with the residential sector. But a collaboration with Foster + Partners could soon enable the company to break into commercial and public buildings

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    Features

    Experimental flooring: 62 Buckingham Gate

    2012-07-20T00:00:00Z

    Pell Frischmann’s experimental approach resulted in this unique post-tensioned floor slab system

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    A veritable refurbishment 'slide show'

    2012-06-08T00:00:00Z

    When a retail and residential project in London was obliged to hold on to an existing 120-year-old facade, the bold solution was an innovative sliding and support system, as Ike Ijeh explains

  • News

    Movers & makers 8 June 2012: Refurbishment

    2012-06-08T00:00:00Z

    A round up of news from manufacturers and suppliers of construction and refurbishment products, including Hanson and JCP Construction Products

  • solar
    Features

    Solar PV panels: Heavy loads

    2012-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Photovoltaic panels are becoming ever more numerous as prices drop, but they can be a heavy burden on your roof if not carefully installed, says Peter Caplehorn

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    Micro-perforated tiles

    2012-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Micro-perforated metal tiles from Armstrong Ceilings have been specified for the offices of Birmingham council’s new workplace at 10 Woodcock Street