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Specification news

Skanska concrete 3D printing

Foster pioneers 3D concrete printing with contractor

Foster + Partners has been working with contractor Skanska on developing the use of 3D concrete printing in construction

Brick House Gorst

Bricks special: book now for AJ Specification Live

Book now to hear from Maccreanor Lavington, ADAM Architecture and Buckley Gray Yeoman on specifiying masonry at the next AJ Specification Live event

Melting House by artist Alex Chinneck

The structural challenges behind artist's 'melting house' installation

Unique design challenges faced the structural engineer responsible for the safety and stability of a ‘melting house’ art installation in London’s Southwark Street

Materials

The materials that made the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist

Stirling Prize 2014: See materials boards for all of this year’s Stirling Prize shortlisted buildings

This month in AJ Specification

Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square, brought up to date by lighting design GIA Equation, with downlights, wall washing and a new ceiling

Lighting & Signage: Shine on show time

Leaps in lighting technology have brought spectacular effects to traditional and modern theatres, and striking features to retail, office and leisure settings, writes Felix Mara

Products

Perfect partner: woven lustre for interior spaces

Perfect partner: woven lustre for interior spaces

Noble, stylish, unique: only the best is good enough for the most special day in a man’s life

Comment

Nick Schumann

Specification is the guardian of quality

Specification ensures clients get value for money and what they paid for, explains Nick Schumann

CPD

CPD: Zinc Building Envelopes

This CPD is sponsored by VMZINC. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge about the use of zinc products in the construction process. This CPD explores the science behind the products and the benefits of using zinc.

Digital issue

AJ Spec

AJ Specification, November 2014

Lighting: Subscribers can view this month’s AJ Specification here