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Last chance to book for AJ Specification Live green products special

Architects from Arup Associates, Architype, Jerry Tate Architects, Barr Gazetas and BBM Sustainable Design will give their tips on green specification at the next AJ Specification Live

External wall insulation

External insulation causing ‘irreversible’ damage to housing stock, experts warn

Architects and conservationists have warned of the risk of ‘largely irreversible’ visual damage to Victorian and Edwardian homes from the government’s huge programme of external insulation

vPPR

vPPR to design Turkish Ceramics installation for 100% Design

London-based vPPR has revealed designs of its ‘Foam Dome’ for 100% Design

The heat sensitive cells spelling out I O U,

US engineers design 'octopus' camouflage material

The University of Illinois has developed a new colour changing material which it predicts could have architectural uses

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

GDK

Turn on the colour!

Intelligent use of colour lends buildings a personality by emphasising what is important and allowing things which are unimportant to virtually disappear into the background

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

ACO CPD

CPD: Materials for corrosion resistant and hygienic drainage

This CPD is sponsored by ACO Building Drainage. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge allowing them to avoid specification risks associated with drainage elements for corrosion resistant and hygienic applications.

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AJ Specification, August 2014

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