A New Normality

During these unprecedented times, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, STA, considers what the UK construction industry could and should look like when the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. I try and look for positives in all...
29th May 2020

Controlling Building Fabric Performance

Understanding the roles and capabilities concerning natural fibre insulation (NFI) can add a new dimension to structural timber design. The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) highlight issues surrounding airtightness, vapour...
28th May 2020

Demonstrating Effectiveness

Joe Mazzon, Research Engineer at BSRIA outlines some of the ways that thermal imaging can improve energy efficiency in building design and provide tips for future structural success. It is well known that buildings account...
27th May 2020

Push-Pull House: a CLT Solution

Although a familiar sight in commercial settings, cross laminated timber (CLT) is also a superb structural system for modern housing – as seen in a newbuild family home designed by Cullinan Studio. Push-Pull House is a...
26th May 2020

Timber: The sensible and sustainable choice

Timber is the only construction material whose volume is increasing all the time with the material needed for a medium-size wooden high-rise growing in Finnish forests in 30 seconds. Metsä Group outline why timber should be a serious proposition...
25th May 2020