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Building Regulations: UK

What you need to know about changes to Part L

By Geoff Wilkinson

Last week at BRE’s Part L launch event, DCLG announced how the 6 per cent and 9 per cent uplifts in the 2013 Part L (for England) will be implemented

Ebbw Vale Passivhaus by bere:architects

Passivhaus: The dos and don’ts


[UK PASSIVHAUS CONFERENCE] Six Passivhaus experts discuss what they would and wouldn’t do again

The Seine Paris

Footprint's 5 things to do this week


This week’s events include the UK Passivhaus Conference and discussions on Part L, infrastructure and city development


Footprint's 5 things to do this week


This week’s events include seminars on eco-refurbishment and green products

The winning scheme entitled BARNHAUS designed by Ed Green of Cardiff-based Pentan Partnership

£41,000 house scoops cut-price self-build comp


A low-cost steel house has scooped the first prize in the high-profile ‘self-build-on-a-shoestring’ competition

Carbon emissions

People to blame for climate change, says latest IPCC report


The ground-breaking 1990 report on climate change has been updated to include further warnings of the catastrophic effects of global warming


Footprint's 5 things to do this week


This week’s events include discussions on the future of cities and public spaces

Angel Building, AHMM

Footprint's pick of what to see at Open House


Open House London is taking place this weekend (21-22 September) - take the chance to experience first-hand many of London’s green buildings


What's behind the Walkie Talkie 'death ray'?

By Tom Bassett

Tom Bassett explains the Walkie Talkie’s ‘death ray’ phenomenon

Architype\'s UEA Enterprise Centre

Footprint's 5 things to do this week


This week there are lots of events being held as part of World Green Building Week and London Design Festival

George Made That

What’s green at London Design Festival?


London Design Festival runs from 14 - 22 September. Here are Footprint’s picks of what to go and see

Piers Taylor, Invisible Studio

An evening of small projects in Bristol


As part of its ongoing exhibition of the 2013 AJ Small Projects, the Bristol Architecture Centre hosted the first ever event centered on the Small Projects Sustainability Award, now in its third year

Reception Gallery and Toilets for Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation by Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Footprint's 5 things to do this week


This week’s events include a panel discussion on sustainability in the AJ Small Projects Awards

FCBS\' The Hive library in Worcester

CIBSE calls for entries to Building Performance Awards


There are just two weeks left to enter the 2014 CIBSE Building Performance Awards


DIY Detroit

By Michelle Price

An account from Project Detroit’s recent visit to the notorious Motor City to investigate the aims of the state and community to regenerate and rebuild the city


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.


Job of the week

University of Westminster

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

£46,520 - £53,196 p.a. (incl. of LWA) (pro rata for 0.5 FTE)


Architectural Technologist - Worcester

£24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits

BIM | Revit Champion - East London

32000-38000 per annum

BIM Manager for Residential Studio

45000-55000 per annum