Grenfell Inquiry expert witness appointment news – architect Paul Hyett, former RIBA president, replaces John Priestley who was sacked after two days, He is a Principal at US practice HKS Architects in their London office. The Grenfell Tower fire took place in June 2017.
Banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings: RIBA director of professional services criticises UK government ban on combustible cladding as “inadequate”, saying it should have covered products capable of producing toxic smoke.
The Big 5 Dubai Hospitality Projects Report news – unveiling an increase in number and value of hospitality projects in this dynamic UAE city, exceeding 350 units in 2018.
Humà design + architecture, in collaboration with Vincent Lemay, landscape architect of the city of Montreal, had the incredible opportunity to come and finalize his own garden during an unforgettable week.
Los Angeles building photos – ranging from The Academy Egg designed by Renzo Piano to ‘The Aven’, a 39-story apartment complex in the South Park area of downtown LA, and Banc of California Soccer stadium in Exposition Park.
Containing the triangle of combustion – with the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry only just beginning, Wrightstyle’s managing director explains the dynamics of fire: a relationship between fuel, oxygen and heat.
RIBA raise serious concerns over direction of Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt, which started after Grenfell Tower fire. The final report is due in May.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has asked NBS to carry out important research on the Approved Documents. The NBS really want to understand how the guidance is used regarding the functional requirements of the building regulations.
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) stress the vital importance of compartmentation in preventing the spread of fires in multi-occupancy buildings such as tower blocks and office buildings.
Cushman & Wakefield appoints Despina Katsikakis to a client-advisory role. She is an industry-leading expert on the impact of the workplace on business performance. She has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative business environments and exemplary real estate developments worldwide for over 30 years.
Architect: Dou Zhi
The architect tried to use the way of dynamic expression to emphasize the direction and guidance of the Exhibition Center. At the same time of realizing iconic, the architecture has become a dynamic line of sight guide for the north main building group of the Innovation Park.
News of ‘systems tests’, assessing the fire safety of whole buildings, from Building Research Establishment (BRE). The first test was of a wall cladding system consisting of ACM with polyethylene filler and foam insulation. 82 buildings are known to have this combination of materials in their wall cladding systems.
Faithful+Gould was founded in 1947 as a four-man Quantity Surveying business. 70 years on and they are now an integrated project and programme management consultancy with over 2,400 staff worldwide and a UK & Europe operation covering 26 offices over 7 countries.
LA construction photos – “controlled chaos comes to mind. Machinery and materials are everywhere. Cranes, 17-18 stories high delivering steel, wooden forms, compressors and equipment to hundreds of workers at specific points”.