Los Angeles building photos – architect Frank Gehry’s The Grand project across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall – L.A. architecture images by Kenneth Johansson Photography
Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry news – lack of scutiny noted for windows and cladding, plus specialist fire safety advice responsibility issues raised. Inquiry concludes cladding fuelled the 2017 fire.
BSI External Cladding Systems Test Method news – revisions to British Standard BS 8414: the purpose of the large-scale test method is to provide data that enables the evaluation of the fire performance of the cladding components tested in combination.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry news – gross negligence manslaughter threat ; firms involved in the building’s refurbishment request immunity over evidence. The Grenfell Tower fire took place in June 2017.
UK Government funding for combustible cladding removal news – since Grenfell Tower tragedy, LGA has argued for “fundamental reform of our broken building regulations system.” £200m fund to replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings.
Jobs in United Arab Emirates: the high rate of economic development of the state has caused new vacancies for foreigners to appear in the labor market. What do you need to get a job in Dubai? Find out in our article.
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.
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”.