All articles by Thomas Lane – Page 9

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    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

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    House of straw

    2013-04-17T06:00:00Z

    An affordable co-ownership scheme made of straw is proving highly energy efficient

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    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

  • Projects
    Features

    Sustainable Project of the Year

    2013-02-22T00:00:00Z

    Eight buildings are competing for the title of Sustainable Project of the Year in the 2013 Building Awards. Here’s this year’s shortlist

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    Comment

    Ecobuild: A great deal to talk about

    2013-02-22T00:00:00Z

    Ecobuild 2013 will tackle a range of urgent issues, but the Green Deal will take centre stage

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    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

  • The Place
    Features

    The Place to be

    2013-01-25T00:00:00Z

    The Shard may have attracted all the attention in the last year but its little sister, The Place, represents just as accomplished a technical feat

  • India
    Features

    Sustainability in India: Growing pains

    2012-12-07T00:00:00Z

    Construction is booming in India, but what chance is there the country can build sustainably?

  • Streatham Ice Rink
    Features

    Streatham Hub: How to build an ice rink above a swimming pool

    2012-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Streatham Hub in south London contains not only a supermarket, apartments and a bus station, but a first-floor ice rink above a heated pool

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    Comment

    Green is gold

    2012-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Next year’s Ecobuild will be the biggest yet, with an added focus on commercial property

  • 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

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    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

  • Leeds arena
    Features

    Leeds Arena: Big noise in the city

    2012-09-14T00:00:00Z

    How Bam kept the noise down in the 12,500-seat arena in Leeds city centre

  • Southend Pier Cultural Centre
    Features

    Southend Pier Cultural Centre: Out on a limb

    2012-08-31T00:00:00Z

    How do you carry out a construction project more than a mile out to sea during one of the wettest, windiest summers on record? Well, Kier’s approach to the £3m Southend Pier Cultural Centre job was to build it somewhere else

  • BIM
    Features

    BIM: The inside story one year on

    2012-07-20T00:00:00Z

    Building caught up with the team on the Manchester library refurb project to see if BIM was everything they hoped it would be

  • Projects Image
    Features

    Retrofit reality check

    2012-06-29T00:00:00Z

    A test to measure heat loss in refurbished homes shows a worrying gulf between predictions for energy efficiency and reality

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    News

    Fuel cell-powered home on market

    2012-06-22T07:00:00Z

    Crest Nicholson development offers first home powered by fuel cell, whilst E.ON looks to distribute system

  • Officers Field
    Features

    Housing Design Awards 2012: Quality streets

    2012-06-21T00:00:00Z

    Our technical editor’s take on the five winning schemes in this year’s Housing Design Awards

  • Cable car
    Features

    Rope trick: Thames cable car

    2012-06-08T00:00:00Z

    An ambitious plan to build a cable car over the Thames was up against some seriously tough technical challenges, not to mention the dreaded jinx of the Greenwich peninsula. Building finds out whether they pulled it off. Photography by Tim Crocker

  • Mary Rose
    Features

    The Mary Rose museum: Hidden treasure

    2012-05-18T00:00:00Z

    The Mary Rose museum is ready for fit-out but to get to this point the contractor had to build around the ancient hull, keeping it at a constant temperature to allow restoration to be uninterrrupted. Thomas Lane found out how the team handled an historic gem