The experts at this AJ/Forticrete roundtable give their top tips on how to get contractors to take your green specifications seriously
The full transcript of the AJ/Forticrete roundtable on specifying green design
At Brighton University, architect and tutor Duncan Baker-Brown has built a house entirely from waste materials. Hattie Hartman reports
Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has completed this pop-up installation in the grade II-listed Kensington Central Library
Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has revealed plans for a pop-up installation in west London made from recycled newspapers
Energy minister Greg Barker, who has led the Green Deal for the government, is among the government ministers to exit their roles in prime minister David Cameron’s reshuffle
Work has completed on this £1.6million project by Henley Halebrown Rorrison (HHbR) which is being hailed as London’s first ‘co-housing’ scheme
Ted Cullinan’s ‘outstanding’ and ‘innovative’ Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) building in Surrey has been given a grade II* listing
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] East London-based practice bptw has completed the refurbishment of a 1930s block of flats in Hackney
The 30-year-old Uplands Conference Centre in Buckinghamshire by Edward Cullinan Architects has been granted a grade II-listed status
The shortlist for this year’s retrofit Oscars - the AJ’s Retrofit Awards 2014 - has been revealed
Recife’s stadium was meant to be the centrepiece of ‘World Cup City’. Only the stadium and a few restaurants and petrol stations have been built, says Hattie Hartman
[FIRST LOOK + DRAWINGS + PROJECT DATA] AJ100 chart-topper Foster + Partners has completed a new building for Monaco’s yacht club
Bennetts Associates has completed a facility for researching wave and tidal power at the University of Edinburgh
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Hereford-based Architype has won planning for a Passivhaus primary school in Wales
Backed by over 150 years of successful operations, Armstrong Ceilings is a global leader in providing acoustic, design and environmental ceiling system solutions for interior environments.
To date, worldwide, the company has recycled over 11.5 million m² of old ceiling material - that’s more than 40,000 tonnes of construction waste that’s been diverted from landfill.
In January 2013, Armstrong pledged to recycle non-Armstrong ceiling tiles, enabling contractors in the UK to make even more substantial savings on waste disposal costs.