All Specifier articles – Page 5

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    Timed flow washroom control

    2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Rada has launched a range of timed flow washroom controls for taps and shower units

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    Fibre cement cladding

    2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Marley Eternit’s Pictura fibre cement cladding has been used on a learning resource centre at Bournside School in Cheltenham.

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    Gypsum-based board

    2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

    British Gypsum has launched a water-resistant plasterboard called Glasroc H Tilebacker

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    Anti-bacterial doorsets

    2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Leaderflush Shapland supplied doors to the Francis Coombe Academy in Watford

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    Cam action door closers

    2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

    DORMA, TS 92 and TS 93 cam action door closers were specified for Rochdale’s new £19m sixth-form college

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    Movers & makers: Education

    2011-09-30T00:00:00Z

    This week’s news from education products manufacturers

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    Triple glazing: Clear technology

    2011-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Triple glazing is no longer the preserve of environmental zealots, it has become a practical and accessible way to reduce energy loss in buildings and hit environmental targets. Building guides you through the market and latest developments

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    Brettstapel envelope: The natural choice

    2011-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Getting planning permission to build a house in the stunning Scottish Borders requires a sensitive design, which is why architect Gaia specified a wooden Brettstapel envelope for this project

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    The first Olympic velodrome: Tour de force

    2011-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The 2012 Olympics are fast approaching but in all the hype we musn’t forget sports venues of the past. Building visits the first Olympic velodrome as it undergoes a restoration to its former glory

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    10 ways to make your office outstanding (in BREEAM’s eyes, at least)

    2011-07-15T00:00:00Z

    These days the corporate world is falling over itself to improve its environmental credentials. Thomas Lane takes a look at the newest, greenest, office building on the block and finds out how your office can be ’outstanding’ too

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    Toulouse School of Economics: An education

    2011-07-01T00:00:00Z

    How do you get lots of natural light into a university building without it getting too hot? Thomas Lane finds out how to shut out the sultry Toulouse sun using medieval building materials and fresh air

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    Five interior trends: Sci-fi design

    2011-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Silent kitchen appliances, hobs operated from an iPad and intuitive showers - all on display at kbb London, last month’s kitchen, bedroom and bathroom event. Grahame Morrison, editor of kbb News, highlights five interior trends

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    Engineering Britain's biggest retained facade: Going to great lengths

    2011-06-10T00:00:00Z

    This was once a dilapidated hotel that just so happened to be on prime land overlooking Hyde Park. To convert it into luxury flats the whole thing had to be demolished and rebuilt – apart from the facade. Building talks to the team responsible for the largest ever retained Victorian ...

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    The shape of Scunthorpe

    2011-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Scunthorpe leisure centre rises from the landscape as a series of interlinked domes, more in number than the Eden Project. We find out how you specify roofing for such a complex project, where nearly every element is unique

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    Q & A with AKII – Structurally sound

    2011-05-13T00:00:00Z

    The downturn, increasing materials prices and regulatory changes are all having an impact on structural engineers. Building asks Paul Scott, a director at structural engineering practice, AKT II, how the sector is holding up

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    Feeling the heat: Fire door specification

    2011-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Incorrectly specified fire doors could, at worst, cost lives. Now a landmark legal case could mean that it’s the contractor and specifier who will end up in court.

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    Which domestic renewables incentive is best?

    2011-04-15T00:00:00Z

    Adam Mactavish of Cyril Sweett provides a brief review of the incentive schemes for domestic renewables

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    Kohn Pederson Fox unveils Indian project

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Residential neighbourhood in Gurgaon will include duplex apartments and 40-storey towers

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    Rebuilding Iraq: Mott MacDonald's Marsh Arab school

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    How do you start to rebuild a country devasted by war? When Mott MacDonald was asked to make a school for the Marsh Arabs, it went back to using traditional woven reed – reconnecting the community to its roots.

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    Passivhaus diaries: Keeping it all in

    2011-03-04T00:00:00Z

    It’s taken longer than expected to turn a leaky Edwardian house into an exemplar of energy efficiency. Now it’s finished project architect reports on the exterior insulation, finishing off and how the house is performing