All articles by Thomas Lane – Page 7

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    Grenfell Tower fire: Should this cladding be allowed?


    The terrible and sudden spread of the fire at the west London tower this week has raised questions about whether ACM cladding should be permitted on high-rise residential towers

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    Grenfell Tower: Construction facts


    Building’s technical editor considers what is known about the building and the recent upgrade

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    Close to the edge


    Kengo Kuma’s extraordinarily complex design for the V A’s outpost in Dundee would not have been possible without 3D modelling and analysis tools, not to mention complex construction techniques, that have left the city with a building of true grit

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    22 Bishopsgate sticks to 62 storeys after review


    Source: Riverfilm Martin Richardson The developer is now sticking with the original 62 storey design (pictured) Source: Riverfilm Martin Richardson The revised design (pictured) swapped a stepped top for a flat topped design

  • The new facade; the team created a thermally broken extrusion 119mm wide with the glazing fixed in with structural silicone.

    Great Arthur House: Colourful character


    The grade II-listed Great Arthur House in the City of London urgently needed a new facade that stopped its leaks and improved its thermal performance, but double glazing was too heavy for its structure

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    Obituary: Martin Spring


    Building’s former architectural editor was one of the magazine’s longest serving staff members

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    AHMM school wins Stirling prize


    Fourth time lucky for Allford Hall Monaghan Morris with surprise winner Burntwood School

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    Political drama


    We can’t predict the future, but we can detect certain trends. Here are four that will fundamentally change the way we live

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    The rise of cross-laminated timber


    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?

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    Glasgow's Mackintosh building damage 'considerably less than we dreaded'


    Salvage operation continues after devatstating fire at Glasgow’s Mac

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    ICE London Engineering Awards winners: Capital schemes


    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

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    BIM: The inside story three years on


    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 ...

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    Creating the Design Museum's new home


    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

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    On the waterfront: Royal Docks green design competition


    Ecobuild and the Landscape Institute launched a competition for ideas on how to turn the Royal Docks into a green infrastructure space for east London. Ahead of the winner being announced at this year’s Ecobuild event, Thomas Lane reports on some of the top proposals

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    Ecobuild 2014: Adapt to achieve


    This winter’s catastrophic flooding has put climate change firmly back in the public eye

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    It pays to go zero carbon


    A long-term approach to green policy can deliver radical benefits at reasonable cost

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    Cladding for the private rental sector


    Could fundamental changes to the cladding industry be the key to providing cost-effective, high-quality private rental accommodation?

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    Center Parcs: The place beyond the pines


    Center Parcs’ £250m resort will cater for 4,000 visitors in a forest in the green belt just outside Milton Keynes. So how do you build a self-sufficient small town in the middle of a wood? And get permission to do it?

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    Infrastructure project 2013: King's Cross Square


    King’s Cross Square represents the progress that has been made towards establishing the area as a hub of commerce and tourism, showing the impact infrastructure can have.

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    Education project 2013: Leeds East primary school


    Leeds East primary school is the first in the UK to be constructed from an innovative pod system, which comprises a series of structurally independent steel-framed classrooms