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Outdoors

Using strategic school design to maximise outdoor areas 

Simon Mitchell, Managing Director of Action Storage, explains why outdoor learning environment...

Technology

Webinar: How to make managing users simple

Prepare for the September intake and make managing users simple

People, policy, politics, money

Short circuiting energy costs

Mark Stevenson, Bright Spark Energy MD,  has tips for schools looking to be greener and save m...

Facilities management

A spotlight on summer servicing

As schools prepare for the summer holidays, Steven Evans, National Sales Manager at Potterton ...

People, policy, politics, money

Contemplating the future of the physical campus

What will universities be like in 25 years' time? Will technology reduce the need to be on cam...

HVAC & lighting

How natural daylight can enhance academic performance

Chris Chaney, Managing Director of Sunsquare, discusses the use of rooflights at Sybil Andrews...

Facilities management

How to be top of the class in procurement

David Johnston, Category Manager at ESPO, discusses how schools can tackle the procurement pro...

Facilities management

La Dolce Vita... In England

The Bringme Box means students can pick up their packages without the hassle

People, policy, politics, money

Building a future for Britain's education facilities

The demand for education facilities is on the rise and the need for cost efficient and sustain...

Technology

Cloud-based property reporting from Inventory Hive

The CUBO exhibitor helps student accommodation managers create reports and perform checks in a...

Interiors

Top 10 decor trends for the year

Sarah Cooper, tells us how students now expect high-trend bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms

Bricks & mortar

Modular construction quality comes of age

Matthew Goff, Director of UK Operations at Actavo | Building Solutions, looks at the question ...

People, policy, politics, money

Industry partnerships are key to closing the skills gap

Partnerships allow students to gain real insight into what employers expect and develop vital ...

Facilities management

DB Group: Leading Lights in Energy Management

DB Energy's work with George Watson's College demonstrates their skill in helping institutions...

HVAC & lighting

Staying energy efficient in uncertain times

Here are some tips to help you reduce consumption in particularly energy-intensive zones: univ...

Interiors

Turning a room into a classroom

Dr Harriet Sturdy, who has owned and run three schools in Cambridge, shares her expert tips fo...

HVAC & lighting

Cutting costs and creating comfort at MMU

Ray Conboy, Director at Luxonic, discusses Manchester Metropolitan University's new sustainabl...

Security & safety

Extinguishing the risks of half-term hot works

Tilden Watson, Head of Education at Zurich Municipal, discusses the best ways for schools to m...

Bricks & mortar

Norfolk school's new Eco-Nursery 11th greenest in UK

Norwich Road Academy's new environmentally friendly nursery costs nothing to heat and light

Outdoors

Creative buildings that inspire pupils

Scotts of Thrapston explains how they can meet the demand for contemporary and sustainable cla...

Security & safety

Fire safety: Reducing the risk

Paul Henson, from Ramtech Electronics, discusses ways that schools can reduce the risk of fire...

Interiors

Reducing absenteeism with antimicrobial copper

Richard van den Bos, from Allgood plc, discusses how antimicrobial copper ironmongery can sig...

Outdoors

The secret to catering for large groups when space is tight

Jason Eastwood, Managing Director at Canopies UK, discusses how schools should add dining spac...

People, policy, politics, money

How can academies benefit from Condition Improvement Fund?

Michael Farmer, Head of Technical at 361 Degrees, discusses how academies can use CIF to impro...

Bricks & mortar

Wireless access control - the IT perspective

Wireless technology is nothing new and used in lots of everyday situations...

Facilities management

Saving money from the ground up

Heckmondwike FB's Bob Mortimer discusses how schools can save money by building future-proof s...

Facilities management

Top tips for schools considering boiler hire

Russ Baker has some advice for schools undecided about boiler hire

People, policy, politics, money

How do CDM regulations 2015 affect schools? 

School heads and governing bodies need to apprise themselves of their new responsibilities

HVAC & lighting

Indoor air pollution more harmful than outdoor

Pollutant levels indoors in the US are typically two to five times higher than outdoors, the E...

Interiors

A lesson in affordable, cleaner heating

Remeha's James Porter looks at how ultra-low NOx condensing boilers can help schools protect t...

Sustainability

Independent Arup Report: Schoolhaus Energy Efficiency

Arup undertook an independent appraisal of energy efficiency within the UK schools estate

Facilities management

Why schools need Low Surface Temperature Radiators

Phil Mangnall, from Jaga Heating Products UK, explains how risk of injury can be minimised thr...

Sustainability

Time to invest: efficient heating solutions for schools

Steven Evans, National Sales Manager at Potterton Commercial, explains why schools need to inv...

Sustainability

The Ormiston Academy Trust Approach to Sustainable Buildings

Academies Show London: 'The Ormiston Academy Trust Approach to Sustainable Buildings'

Bricks & mortar

Student accommodation trends for 2017

Student accommodation is no longer just a place for students to study and sleep, says Sarah Co...

Technology

Have you had your daily huddle?

Huddle spaces are a significant phenomenon. According to Wainhouse Research, there may be as m...

Facilities management

How to keep drainage disruption to a minimum in schools

Richard Leigh, Business Development Director at Lanes Group, discusses how to keep school buil...

Sustainability

Invest in design to improve health and wellbeing

Sara Harraway and Richard Flisher, Directors at CPMG Architects, look at why investing in gree...

Technology

Design trends in schools which incorporate technology

The PSBP is transforming the most run-down schools in the country by providing facilities fit ...

Facilities management

Investing in sport

Tim Lambert, Account Director at Paragon Structures, discusses his passion for developing stat...