All Technical articles – Page 5

  • Last month saw the completion of Crossrail tunnelling
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    Crossrail: Service update

    2015-07-07T13:23:00Z

    As Crossrail celebrates a trio of significant milestones, Ike Ijeh takes a look at the current state of play

  • Crane on the crane
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    BAR yachting HQ: At the rate of knots

    2015-07-03T06:01:00Z

    Ben Ainslie Racing’s Portsmouth HQ embodies the bold spirit of the yacht teams it will house

  • The new block features a translucent facade faced with polycarbonate sheeting
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    Graveney School: Shining example

    2015-06-24T10:28:00Z

    Tooting’s Graveney School teaches architecture to its schoolchildren, invites architects to lecture, and counts architects among its alumni

  • Bond Street 4
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    Action station: Bond street tube station

    2015-06-19T06:00:00Z

    A cramped site 20m underground, below a busy street is not an easy place to conduct the £320m upgrade of Bond Street tube station. Especially when the only access is via two 9m-wide shafts.

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    London Business School: A perfect match

    2015-06-10T10:19:00Z

    Sheppard Robson’s partial conversion of the Westminster Register Office complex includes a glazed link building for the entrance

  • Care Index
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    A care in the world

    2015-06-03T06:00:00Z

    Architype’s £9.6m overhaul of St Michael’s Hospice in Herefordshire is a nuanced balance between residential and institutional functions

  • East end atrium plant box enclosures
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    Francis Crick Institute: Larger than life

    2015-05-29T06:00:00Z

    The awe-inspiring scale, ambition and innovation of the Francis Crick Institute more than matches the pioneering biomedical research that is soon to take place within its walls

  • Enterprise Centre
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    Enterprise Centre: A plan is thatched

    2015-05-20T06:00:00Z

    The £11.6m Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

  • Believe in Better Building, Sky office
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    ICE 2015 London Engineering Awards

    2015-05-15T06:00:00Z

    This year’s awards showcase the diverse and innovative nature of projects taking place in the UK’s capital

  • SPECIFIC’s first ‘Building as a power station’ prototype
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    Buildings as power stations

    2015-02-04T06:00:00Z

    Scientists are working hard to make the built environment principally reliant on renewable energy. But with only 10% of their ideas leading to commercial application, a Swansea-based innovation centre aims to turn theory into practice

  • Bristol Life Sceinces
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    Bristol Life Sciences: Split personality

    2015-01-28T06:00:00Z

    Sheppard Robson’s Bristol Life Sciences building comprises a sober street facade that apes Georgian townhouse vernacular; and a dramatic, industrial laboratory elevation that ripples like a giant metallic wave

  • British pavilion, Milan
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    British pavilion, Milan: Get the buzz

    2015-01-21T06:00:00Z

    Much of the site of this year’s British pavilion in Milan will evoke the spirit of British landscapes. But its crowning achievement will be a gigantic recreation of a beehive

  • H.O.U.S.E 1
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    Our H.O.U.S.E

    2014-09-04T06:00:00Z

    Combining the benefits of high enviromental efficiency and prefabricated design and assembly, the student-designed H.O.U.S.E is setting the benchmark for regulation friendly housing

  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory
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    Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

    2014-07-23T06:00:00Z

    Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

  • Visualistation of Wenlock Road, which will be the tallest CLT residential building in the UK
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    The rise of cross-laminated timber

    2014-07-03T06:00:00Z

    Cross-laminated timber is fast establishing itself as a quicker, greener alternative to concrete or steel structural frames. With the market growing threefold in the past two years, is it time to consider it a genuine rival to the big two?

  • London Underground projects
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    ICE London Engineering Awards winners: Capital schemes

    2014-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Transport infrastructure projects feature heavily among the winners of this year’s ICE London Engineering Awards. Thomas Lane reports on the ambitious engineering and sheer inventiveness of the developments that aim to make life easier for Londoners

  • Knauf building
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    A lesson in geometry: Knauf's UK headquarters

    2014-05-08T09:29:00Z

    AHMM’s design for the new Knauf HQ is a masterclass in lineal precision, fitting seamlessly into its industrial riverside setting despite its modernist white exterior. Here’s how, with the use of some of the manufacturer’s own materials, the project stacked up to just £1.8m

  • Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks
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    The eco-supermarket pioneers

    2014-04-30T09:37:00Z

    As Sainsbury’s Greenwich, the pioneer of retail sustainability, prepares for possible demolition just 15 years after its opening, we look at how eco-stores have evolved since, with supermarkets attempting to save energy and boost their green credentials

  • BIM: The inside story two years on
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    BIM: The inside story three years on

    2014-04-16T09:24:00Z

    Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that ...

  • Coming out of its shell
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    Building Awards Small Project of the Year: Maggie's cancer centre, Aberdeen

    2014-04-03T08:52:00Z

    With its streamlined, organic form enhancing its welcoming ethos, the latest Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Aberdeen, designed by Snøhetta, is a worthy winner of this year’s Small Project of the Year Building Award