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Security & safety

How to ensure first class hygiene in university buildings

Steve Nurdin from Cannon Hygiene explains how facilities managers can implement automated solu...

Bricks & mortar

Energy efficient schools could save the government billions

New school buildings could save the department for education £2.6bn a year, report finds

Bricks & mortar

2018: A great time to consider investing in student housing

Arthur Online looks at reasons why this is the best moment to invest in student housing

Interiors

Top of the class: improving aesthetics of exposed ceilings

Toby Buckley from REL explains how a more coordinated approach and the use of BIM by M&E contr...

Bricks & mortar

Finding the right type of air conditioning for you

The second in a series of blogs by Roberto Mallozzi, MD of Gree UK on how air conditioning can...

Facilities management

How student centres can help create 'sticky campuses'

Atkins' Helen Groves explores the importance of 'in-between' spaces in creating successful cam...

Facilities management

7 ways to ensure a condensing boiler achieves top results

Upgrading to condensing boilers can transform the comfort and energy performance of a school b...

Technology

Bringing BIM down to earth: new technologies, humble uses

Allan Hunt, Director at AHR Building Consultancy, explains why Building Information Modelling ...

Outdoors

How outdoor classrooms can be used as a library resource

Simon Fearnehough from the Hideout House Company explains the educational functions of outdoor...

Bricks & mortar

Redmoor Academy wins Low Energy Project of the Year

Leading construction professionals gathered at the prestigious Structural Timber Awards' cerem...

Facilities management

'One size doesn't fit all' for university assessment reports

Simon Fullard, Director at Actua Chartered Surveyors, discusses building condition and statuto...

Sustainability

The environment: we're aware but are we proactive?

Mark Stevenson, Managing Director of Bright Spark Energy, explains how schools can better invo...

Security & safety

How smart was your enrolment?

Sustainability

Debunking boiler buzzwords

Steven Evans explains the boiler jargon

Bricks & mortar

A creative space for everyone

Helen Newman explains how Atkins have encouraged collaborative, creative learning at the Unive...

Sustainability

Five essential building materials for green schools

Suhayl Laher, from Tiles Direct, runs an expert eye over options that are as practical as they...

Bricks & mortar

How to identify new opportunities for degree apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships: Identifying New Opportunities for Developing Future Programmes

Interiors

Outstanding moveable wall for school

Style recommended DORMA Variflex for Broadclyst Community Primary School

Bricks & mortar

Preparing for the switch on

For schools that haven't yet assessed their heating capabilities, there is still time to prepa...

Outdoors

How to make outdoor learning more fun and engaging

Simon Fearnehough from the Hideout House Company explains how to make your Forest Schools sess...

Outdoors

Colourful, fun and safe playground surfacing

Creating a bright and colourful playground space with wet pour safety surfacing and play marki...

HVAC & lighting

How to improve learning with air conditioning

The first in a series of blogs by Roberto Mallozzi, MD of Gree UK on how air conditioning can ...

Outdoors

How children can learn through nature

Andy Swain, Managing Director of SAS Shelters, discusses the importance of nature and outdoor ...

Security & safety

Dealing with asbestos in schools

What's the best solution to asbestos: removal or reassurance air monitoring?

Interiors

How the right paint can make student accommodation stand out

Peter Howard from Dulux Trade explains how the right coatings and colours enhance interior des...

Bricks & mortar

The 21st-century boarding experience

Mark Venn-Dunn, Head of Boarding at ACS Cobham International School, reveals the secrets to mo...

Security & safety

Where there's smoke, there should be a fire door

Adrian Powell, Director at Active, explains what schools need to do to maintain and assess the...

Interiors

Use your classroom display to stimulate learning and inspire

Greg Lennox, owner of RAL Display, has some tips for teachers wanting to create an inspiring l...

People, policy, politics, money

Can internships narrow the skills gap in construction?

Johnathan Bulmer, MD of Cleveland Containers, says that interns could be key to addressing the...

Outdoors

An outdoor classroom solution for Heywood Prep School

Simon Fearnehough from the Hideout House Company explains how outdoor classrooms can solve a v...

HVAC & lighting

Why you should consider solar panels for your school

Ryan Green, CEO at Romag, takes a closer look at the benefits solar panels can bring to your s...

HVAC & lighting

Don't get caught out by ErP

Chris Meir, Sales Director at Remeha, explains why when it comes to boiler replacements, it pa...

People, policy, politics, money

Why health and safety is so important in construction

Health and safety is a concern across all of the UK's industries, but it's of particular impor...

Facilities management

Debate: drinking fountains vs bottle water

Bottled water is becoming an increasingly common sight in schools and colleges up and down the...

HVAC & lighting

How can academies select the right energy brokers?

Lucia Harney-Dey has some advice for academies looking for the best deal from their energy sup...

HVAC & lighting

Stainless steel or aluminium?

What's best when it comes to heating your school?

Security & safety

Managing risks outside of term-time

The school holiday is the perfect time to make repairs

Facilities management

10 things you didn't know about infection control

Think you know all there is to know about hygiene? Think again

Interiors

Enhance learning spaces with a focus on acoustics 

Well-designed classrooms improve pupils' learning and enhance their school experience

Sustainability

Sustainability needs to be integral to education

Schools need to make sustainability education a key part of their curriculum if we want to bui...