Building Insights

Retrofit: The ‘green elephant in the room’

In the run-up to Futurebuild at London’s Excel James Parker, editor of Architects’ Datafile and Housebuilder and Developer, speaks to Martin Hurn, event director at Futurebuild.

Building Insights Episode 28 | 29 January 2024 | With Martin Hurn

Solutions for Stormwater Management Round Table Review

In this special episode of Building Insights we captures some of the key highlights from our October 2023 industry round table, ‘Solutions for Stormwater Management.’

Building Insights Episode 27 | 19 December 2023 | With James Parker

Growing Apprenticeships & Diversity for Heat Pump Rollout

Samsung Climate Solutions' Aimee Holloran is accelerating heat pump installations and apprenticeships across the country. She’s a powerful role model for any young woman considering plumbing as a career.

Building Insights Episode 26 | 12 December 2023 | With Aimee Holloran

Specialist Membranes for Passivhaus Design

Achieving a Passivhaus-compliant design for a building requires meticulous attention to detail. A. Proctor's James and Iain simplify the process of creating an effective, breathable, and airtight envelope for high-rises.

Building Insights Episode 25 | 27 November 2023 | With Iain Fairnington & James Johnston

Sustainability in the Built Environment

Rita Singh of Kingspan Insulation discusses how a fabric first approach works in practice and why retrofit first should be the overriding aim.

Building Insights Episode 23 | 13 November 2023 | With Rita Singh

Sustainable Design – Liveable Homes with Fabric First Design

Charlie Luxton, ambassador for Samsung Climate Solutions looks at how lower energy house designs will be better places to live, and tackles some of the myths about their ‘liveability’.

Building Insights Episode 22 | 6 November 2023 | With Charlie Luxton

Marchini Curran Associates Practice Profile

Kevin Smith of Marchini Curran Architects discusses how the studio has gone from strength to strength even in challenging times, following a buy out.

Building Insights Episode 20 | 30 October 2023 | With Kevin Smith

Key Considerations when Designing Leisure Settings

Lee Crossland of AkzoNobel discusses how his career managing paint stores has helped him in his current role tackling wider leisure sector challenges.

Building Insights Episode 18 | 16 October 2023 | With Lee Crossland


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