Entries by Lyn

Main Contractor appointed for Biomedical Research Building

Willmott Dixon has been appointed main contractor for the construction of a new medical research centre at the University of Warwick.   The Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) on the University of Warwick’s Gibbert Hill campus will bring together up to 300 biomedical researchers from across the School of Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School. […]

Bring on the Girls, Beat the skills shortage

A look at the shocking truth of the lack of female workers in construction and what parents, teachers and the industry itself can be doing to change this Exam season has arrived and for many 15-year-old girls, it means feeling the pressure of deciding what career path they want to follow. For many of them […]

The “Silent Killer” lurking in School Buildings

Thousands of children and teachers in Medway are at risk of developing cancer from the deadly dust, asbestos. That was the stark warning delivered at a conference at Chatham Historic Dockyard where a leading campaigner said schools should be “named and shamed” if they failed to reveal if their buildings contained the lethal substance. The […]

Australian school renovation reveals hidden blackboard art

A retired school teacher has revealed herself as the creator of a series of whimsical blackboard artworks uncovered by builders during renovations to a school in Melbourne’s inner-north this week. Builders at Northcote Primary School were refurbishing the school’s hall earlier this week when they removed large corkboards that had been installed in front of […]

Dyson Donation to create STEAM teaching centre

Parents and local people have praised plans for a new education centre at a Norfolk school, funded by an £18.75m donation from Sir James Dyson. Gresham’s School in Holt welcomed the public to give feedback on proposals for the new purpose-built Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) teaching and learning facilities. The event on […]

Introducing Performance Technology Group

Among the many benefits of modular construction is the speed with which a project can be completed, due to the fact construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with site and foundation work. By carrying out typically linear tasks simultaneously projects can reach completion 30%-50% sooner than with traditional construction methods.   The value of […]


Legal & General announces that it has formed a 50:50 partnership with Oxford University to develop homes for University staff and students, together with science and innovation districts in and around Oxford.   As funding and development partner for the University,  Legal & General’s Future Cities business will provide up to £4bn of funding over […]

The key to sustainable Inner Strength? It’s no mystery.

Comprehensive Tyvek® & AirGuard® systems create a robust, airtight and energy-efficient envelope… inside and out Tyvek® has always been a star performer, but now it comes with a complete cast of supporting players to enable easy installation, robust protection and greater energy-efficiency for the building envelope – in its entirety. With a range of advanced […]


Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and two of its Registered Contractors have triumphed at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Awards. The awards, which recognise best practice within the single ply roofing industry, saw Exeter-based Progressive Systems Ltd take home the Best Safe Working award for their contribution to The Dunes development, […]

Dunham-Bush provides a masterclass in low energy ventilation for classrooms

Dunham-Bush has signed an exclusive agreement with Eco-Airvent to manufacture and distribute their innovative, energy efficient Classmaster® heat recovery ventilation units.  Classmaster has been developed specifically for classrooms and fully complies with the very latest BB101: ‘Ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality 2018’ and BB93: ‘Acoustic designs for schools, performance standards (2015)’ guidelines. With […]