BDE Podcast – Carbon Free Concrete with David Ball

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Carbon Free Concrete with David Ball . A carbon free world is something that perhaps we can only aspire to in our dreams, as one way or another we are going to have CO2 generating energy sources.  It’s a little like asking a lifetime smoker to cut down to four a day –... Read more »

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The Experience of Professional Qualifications

Show me a construction site without a fletton in its brick stock and I will show a jar full of hen’s teeth. A tradesman with thirty years experience, in discussion (lets assume) with the building design professional – Architect, Technologist, Building Surveyor……… take your pick, of similar vocational tenures. Both, of course come at the... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Construction Social Media with Su Butcher

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Construction Social Media with Su Butcher . Some would argue, and others may reluctantly concede that social media, to one extent or another has taken over our lives. That is, if we have let it. But would you like more control? Would you like it to work for you rather than just seem... Read more »

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Data Collection – Electronic Survey or In Person?

Has anyone noticed a trend over the last few years for a never ending queue in your inbox for requests to complete an on-line survey on this subject or that. Some offer to reward you with an entry into a draw. Some offer you unashamed cash, and some simply say that your reward will be... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Passivhaus with Elrond Burrell and Chris Herring

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Passivhaus with Elrond Burrell and Chris Herring . Architype Architects are based in Hereford and have a passion for sustainable architecture. Hand in glover with sustainable building design is the need to reduce energy use. Architype have achieved this by adopting the Passivhaus design and building standard; with a growing reputation for use of the standard on a... Read more »

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An Industry of Variable Resistance

We often refer to people in the construction industry who seem to be impervious to change as dinosaurs. Whilst some dinosaurs died out tens of thousands of years ago, it is true that we still have some around today. The ones that have survived have evolved and grown to suit their environments. They have reacted... Read more »

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