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Sustainability in practice

It is critical is to measure the carbon footprint of early design options

12-May-2014 | By Kristian Steele

Embodied Carbon Week will help boost the industry’s expertise in emissions reduction, says Kristian Steele

Sustainability in practice

There are aspects that set my teeth on edge: the language of the consultation document is unbelievably crass

12-May-2014 | By Rory Bergin

Defra should not treat biodiversity like pieces on a chessboard, to be moved about at will, says Rory Bergin

Sustainability in practice

The Code for Sustainable Homes tends to focus on point-scoring, rather than fostering appropriate solutions

12-May-2014 | By Julia Park

The Code for Sustainable Homes is an unworkable muddle and we won’t mourn its passing, says Julia Park

Boris has ‘serious concerns’ over planning system

Boris has ‘serious concerns’ over planning system

3-Mar-2015 | By Robyn Wilson

London mayor Boris Johnson said he has ‘serious concerns’ about the UK’s planning system

Lee Mallett

Lee Mallett: 'Planning and politics rarely mix happily'

19-Feb-2015 | By Lee Mallett

Ahead of next week’s debate The Politics of Planning, director of Urbik Lee Mallett explains why planning is a ‘minefield for politicians’

Constuction site

New regulations should push cut-price plan-drawers out of the market

17-Feb-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The new CDM Regulations coming into force in six weeks’ time will affect projects of all sizes and scope, warns Geoff Wilkinson

Legalease

It pays to be open from the onset

11-Feb-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Architects need to be able to demonstrate they have no conflicts of interest whatever the procurement route, writes Mark Klimt

Timber framed construction

Safety first when designing timber-framed construction projects

14-Jan-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The HSE’s new policy on timber frame construction places responsibility for fire safety within the design phase, warns Geoff Wilkinson