All Technical articles – Page 6

  • Grand design
    Features

    Creating the Design Museum's new home

    2014-03-27T07:00:00Z

    The iconic Commonwealth Institute needed a new tenant - and the iconic Design Museum needed a new home. But adapting a fragile and low-spec sixties building to house a visitor attraction meant using some serious technical know-how

  • Park strife
    Features

    Parking problems on housing developments

    2014-02-11T09:00:00Z

    Few things outrage the driver’s innate sense of entitlement more than not being able to find a car parking space near to home. Yet planners and designers are still grappling to reconcile the need to placate the resident with the desire to minimise the impact of the car

  • Rise of the machines
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    Rise of the machines

    2014-01-23T06:00:00Z

    Quadrocopters, wall-making machines, multi-dimensional laser scans … These futuristic technologies may be coming soon to a building site near you

  • Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    Features

    Such stuff as dreams are made on: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

    2014-01-14T10:35:00Z

    Seventeen years after the reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse completes the vision in dazzling style

  • PWC
    Features

    PwC's London office: Highest BREEAM-rated building ever

    2013-12-06T06:00:00Z

    When PwC decided to refurbish its unloved central London office, it thought it would be doing well to achieve a BREEAM “excellent” rating. Then it realised it could do rather better than that …

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    Features

    Cladding at Birmingham New Street

    2013-10-24T10:23:00Z

    Birmingham New Street station is being transformed by a curving steel cladding system, but attaching such an instantly iconic facade to an existing frame has thrown up a variety of structural challenges

  • M&E feature
    Features

    Renewable Heat Incentive: The heat is on

    2013-10-02T15:02:00Z

    Andrew Brister looks at plans to reignite the Renewable Heat Incentive and asks whether the moves will achieve the government’s targets

  • David Hurcombe
    Comment

    M&E firms and strategic partnerships

    2013-10-02T15:00:00Z

    David Hurcomb knows as well as anyone that the recession’s been an unhappy time for M E contractors. But creating strategic partnerships may be one way out

  • cheesegrater3
    Features

    The Cheesegrater: One for heavy metal fans

    2013-09-13T00:00:00Z

    How the 224m-tall Leadenhall Building was constructed in the City without disrupting the neighbours

  • flyover7
    Features

    Somerstown Central Community Hub

    2013-08-22T06:00:00Z

    A council estate cut in two by a dual carriageway has been reconnected by a community hub spanning the divide

  • index
    Features

    Olympic venues: The legacy

    2013-07-25T09:00:00Z

    A year after London hosted the 2012 Games, Ike Ijeh looks at how quickly work is progressing to convert the venues for public use

  • 240blackfriars6
    Features

    Building's new home: 240 Blackfriars Road

    2013-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Great Portland Estates has gone the extra mile to make sure 240 Blackfriars Road will appeal to its demanding occupiers - such as, well, Building Magazine, for example

  • arla5
    Features

    Arla's zero-carbon dairy

    2013-06-28T00:00:00Z

    Arla’s £150m project will be most environmentally friendly dairy in the world. Thomas Lane reports on progress at this unique industrial building

  • euston1
    Features

    Euston, we have a problem

    2013-06-21T00:00:00Z

    How HS2 has pulled the emergency cord on plans to demolish London’s most loathed station

  • Stonehenge
    Features

    Stonehenge visitor centre: A lot of history

    2013-05-22T06:00:00Z

    Stonehenge’s first building work in many years is nearly complete. All it’s taken is 20 years, several design competitions and nearly £40m in planning costs

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    Features

    Derwent London's white collar factory

    2013-05-10T06:00:00Z

    Derwent London has come up with an office concept that could undercut the rest of the market. But will its basic specifications and industrial design attract prospective occupiers?

  • birminghamnewstreet1
    Features

    Birmingham New Street: Quite a journey

    2013-04-19T00:00:00Z

    Getting the trains to run on time is one thing, but running to the timetable on a project the size of the £700m refurbishment of Birmingham New Street - while keeping the existing station fully operational - is something else entirely. Thomas Lane jumps on board

  • carpark
    Features

    Car park of the future

    2013-03-22T00:00:00Z

    A timber-frame, zero carbon car park. You’ve got to be kidding?

  • 0projects1
    Features

    The ICE Awards 2013

    2013-03-15T00:00:00Z

    In 2012 London took on the huge logistical challenge of hosting the Olympics, but its ambitions did not stop there. Thomas Lane highlights the feats of engineering that are changing the face of the capital and that are this year’s winners of the ICE Awards

  • zero carbon
    Features

    Green for Growth: Zero-carbon homes

    2013-02-07T07:00:00Z

    The industry needs some clarity on carbon reduction targets. Building looks at three examples of low and zero-carbon housing