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According to the Sponge sustainable development network and environmental engineers Atelier Ten, there is a dearth of qualified professionals who have a strategic understanding of performance and analysis techniques for designing sustainable buildings and communities. This is a key growth area with big opportunities for architects.

Paul Monaghan of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris says that the new 'sophisticated compliance requirements. . . are changing the way we design', and that environmental engineers must be involved from the outset.

Patrick Bellew of Atelier Ten says that modelling techniques are evolving rapidly, and a different combination of sustainable strategies is appropriate for each project.

Early modelling and an iterative process which brings in different analyses are key to making projects smarter and greener.

www. atelierten. com

www. spongenet. org

The Institution of Structural Engineers has released 'Temporary Demountable Structures: Guidance on Procurement, Design and Use'.

This third edition includes new information on resistance to wind loads, and guidance on statutory control, ground conditions, inspection and erection. £40.

www. istructe. org. uk

Recognising that buildingservices engineers have a crucial role to play in reducing energy consumption in buildings, CIBSE has released 'Introduction to Sustainability', which explains the background and statutory framework for sustainability. This will be followed in June by a full guide to best practice. Free.

www. cibse. org

Nemetschek has released IFC Viewer, which allows VectorWorks users to view building models more easily.

Free to download at www.nemetschek. com/ifc

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