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As façade designers and engineers are invited to submit their designs for FAÇADE2016, David Richards, UK Façade Engineering Leader for Arup, says the event gave their projects an excellent showcase and encourages others to enter: “The SFE competition celebrates the best in international façade engineering. Our two winning projects [Guy’s Hospital Tower and the Bombay...
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Thermal breaking in cladding and modern construction

With the European Commission for Energy stating that buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe, it has never been more important for architects to look for energy efficient solutions when designing buildings. This is particularly true for isolating temperatures within cladded façades, an issue that can often...
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Why the building industry shouldn’t roll over on recycling obligations

Nick Oettinger, The Furniture Recycling Group, comments on obligations to recycle bulky waste and how the circular economy model presents an alternative to landfill It can often be a difficult task for builders, designers, architects and specifiers to remove, transport and dispose of mattresses and figures show that in the UK, only a small percentage of...
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Mapei shortlisted at NCE Tunnelling Awards

Mapei are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling awards for Product/ Equipment Innovation of the Year, for their work on the Crossrail Farringdon tunnel using the Mapeplan system.

Mapei continually invests in material innovation with the...

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