Podcast

BDE Podcast – CDM 2015 with Peter Caplehorn

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – CDM 2015 with Peter Caplehorn . April 6 2015 saw the launch of the new Construction (Design and management) Regulations, and if the truth is acknowledged also saw a bit of a wake up of the construction design professions, who, hitherto had been able to keep the CDM 2007 Regulations at arms length,... Read more »

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Energy saving on the next level

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Energy saving on the next level . You don’t have to be a highly qualified construction professional to get on in the world of construction. Cathy Debenham is a journalist; nothing wrong with that – But she is one with a mission. Having moved into a new house, and clutching her clean sweeping... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – In conversation with Peter Caplehorn

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – In Conversation with Peter Caplehorn . It is very common for professionals and tradespersons alike, to underline their careers with a reference to how long that career has lasted, and how long they have been doing what they do. I have have been an Architectural Technologist for 30 yrs. for example, and involved... Read more »

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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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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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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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BDE Podcast – Unstabilised Rammed Earth pt.2

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Unstabilised Rammed Earth pt.1 This is part 2 and the final part of my interview with Roland Keable and we are talking “Unstabilised Rammed Earth wall construction”. How do you ‘stabilise’ Rammed Earth Wall construction? What would you call a rammed earth wall matrix that contained cement? and what are the processes involved during... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Unstabilised Rammed Earth pt.1

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Unstabilised Rammed Earth pt.1 In my introduction to this podcast I describe this type of walling as a “niche” construction. How many times have you seen “rammed Earth Walling” in your recent travels around any building site? – I thought so – not too many then!! Rowland Keable is one of the... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Approved Inspector

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Approved Inspector Some would say that the construction industry’s greatest achievement, never to happen, was the devolution of the planning system to private companies. After all they did it with Building Control and it has worked seamlessly for decades. We spoke with Doug Basen of LABC in a recent podcast, and there... Read more »

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BDE Podcast – Concrete Eating Robot pt.2

BuildingDesignExpert Podcast – Concrete eating Robot pt.2 Every now and again someone, somewhere has, what on the face of it sounds like a delusional idea that they will revolutionise the world. Look up a year or so later, and this one just might have. Well at least the world in which this podcast dares to... Read more »

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