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Why Engineers Must Consider The Impacts of Human Induced Vibration

Why Engineers Must Consider The Impacts of Human Induced Vibration

Human activity causes vibrations and with so many of us currently on the planet, building design software has to account for the booming increase in population rates around the world. The ‘damage’ caused by human induced vibrations is less likely to ruin a structure and more likely to cause discomfort in people. This is why human induced vibration must be considered within the design process.

The biggest rental trend in 2020

The biggest rental trend in 2020

In times of rising house prices and a new generation who prefer a more flexible approach to living, it is no surprise that more families and young professionals are preferring to live in rented accommodation. With the market set to continue with its upward trend, broadband and utilities provider Glide has looked into one of the biggest trends in private renting in the UK – Co-living.

New housing projects out performed all other categories in the third quarterly UK Construction Contract Performance Report

New housing projects out performed all other categories in the third quarterly UK Construction Contract Performance Report

With 2019 fast coming to an end the UK construction industry requires a clear & focused route map of expenditure for infrastructure, housing, health and education projects to avoid a return to the boom & bust days of 2008. With a General Election in December, any party with a strong manifesto guaranteeing the delivery of such projects could well be a vote winner.

Q4 2019

Q4 2019

As always, we endeavour to be your source for all the latest news and features from across the global construction and property industries. For the final issue of the year we’ve decided to cast a light on the work of those firms who transform the lives of their clients by bringing their dream designs to life.

Motivated by Turning Ideas Into Reality

Motivated by Turning Ideas Into Reality

MODIS Architects is an architectural and planning firm which offers full professional services specializing in the mixed use, residential, commercial, office, and retail industries. Recently, the firm found success in BUILD’s Design & Build Awards where they were recognized as the Ones to Watch Florida. On the back of this recognition, we profile the practice to discover more about the innovative services the team offers their clients.

Virtual Reality – The Ultimate Safety and Training Technology

Virtual Reality – The Ultimate Safety and Training Technology

There can be little doubt that technology has bought about revolutionary change across a plethora of industries, becoming one of the key drivers of growth, innovation and development on the global business landscape. One area that is seeing early utilisation – and, crucially, impressive results- is in health, safety and training. We spoke with Pat O’Connor, Managing Director of VRAI, to find out more.

Svenska Aerogel develops thermal insulation in textiles -Consortium agreement with textile industry

Svenska Aerogel develops thermal insulation in textiles -Consortium agreement with textile industry

Quartzene is noted for the effective insulating properties as an additive in a product. Svenska Aerogel is now collaborating with one of Europe’s largest textile industries to develop a manufacturing process that enables Quartzene to be integrated into a variety of woven textiles to produce textile-based thermal insulation materials and fabrics.

How much storage space can you get in new build homes?

How much storage space can you get in new build homes?

This week Attic Self Storage released its new ‘What’s in Store for Storage’ guide, showing how much floor space is required in different sizes of property using government standards. The guide provides a visual representation of the amount of space that must be dedicated to storage, and provides insights into the kinds of ‘stuff’ that people can expect to fit.