David Fitzpatrick, specifications, Building information Modelling, BIM, Hackitt Review, fire safety, Fire and smoke protection, fire protection measures, Colt International

The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, according to David Fitzpatrick*.

Newcastle University, Urban Sciences Building, USB, Hawkins Brown, Newcastle Helix, Dane Architectural Systems, BMS, ventilation, smoke control system, SE Controls, Andrea Hayward, Will Perkins, BS7346-8, BS EN12101

Appliance of science

07 February, 2019

Newcastle University’s multi-award winning Urban Sciences Building (USB) is testament to a combination of advanced engineering, innovative design and energy efficient construction, which are being used for the benefit of the building’s occupants, as much as they are for the environment.

David Mowatt, Smoke Control Association, Building Regulations, smoke, Dame Judith Hackitt, Grenfell, SCA

Time to change

06 February, 2018

David Mowatt explains why the Smoke Control Association believes that now is the time to change how Building Regulations deal with fire safety, particularly when it comes to controlling the biggest killer – smoke.




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Part 1: Office of the future

Alan Jamieson of Peldon Rose discusses the changes and trends of building services within offices and the focus of wellbeing. 

Alastair Martin: The energy market right now

Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity expresses the current state of the energy market and the need for flexibility. 

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