Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in education construction

Blogs

Facilities management

SURFACING SPECIAL: Charles Lawrence

We speak to surfacing experts Charles Lawrence about what to consider when installing a new sp...

People, policy, politics, money

Can we deal with the school places time bomb?

Michelle Bath from Planning Consultancy DPP looks at the issues in meeting the demand for new ...

Facilities management

SURFACING SPECIAL: S&C Slatter Ltd.

Schools continue to invest with S&C Slatter

Facilities management

SURFACING SPECIAL: total-play

A 'turn-key' solution to new sports facility projects

Events

Optimism out of the Brexit gloom

Our HE sector still has lots to look forward to finds Hannah Oakman, at this year's HE Show at...

Bricks & mortar

Fit for purpose

Richard Johnston, Associate Architect, explains how one university turned a constrained site a...

Bricks & mortar

The power of property

You can influence the student experience by optimising your property portfolio, says Bidwells'...

Facilities management

Flexible furniture for the future

We talk to Peter Smith, director at Innova Design Solution, about the future of design in educ...

People, policy, politics, money

How does 'place making' add to the university experience?

Nick Gregory from CPMG Architects says creating a community can benefit the university as well...

Bricks & mortar

Five reasons to go modular

Matthew Goff from Actavo says modular construction is a quick and cost-effective solution to t...

Facilities management

A sporting chance

Universities are becoming increasingly aware that top-of-the-range sporting facilities is key ...

Security & safety

Do smartphones hold the key to the door?

Jonathan Moxham asks, is the student accommodation sector ready for 'mobile' access control?

Bricks & mortar

Environmental responsibility top of the agenda

Schools and Universities are tasked with demonstrating their commitment to the wellbeing of th...

People, policy, politics, money

Is the skills shortage a bigger threat than Brexit?

Construction industry recruiter One Way says worsening shortages are the main threat to UK bui...

HVAC & lighting

Lessons in lighting

Lighting control can play an important role in meeting energy targets, says Kevin Norman

Facilities management

How to make lasting savings by switching water supplier

Stuart Richards, from Anglian Water Business advises on maximising the value of competition in...

People, policy, politics, money

Lessons learned from the Cumbria floods

Robert Snook explains how one devastated school successfully overcame the immediate challenges...

International

What international students want versus what they need

International student welfare is a challenge for both universities and accommodation providers...

People, policy, politics, money

Creating the Future Campus

New book from RIBA Publishing looks at creating spaces for effective and enjoyable teaching, l...

Outdoors

Learning in the forest...

Richard Dean from Barrow Hills School discusses the benefits of offering a Forest School and t...

HVAC & lighting

School's out for summer

James Porter from Remeha says summer holidays are the perfect time to carry out heating refurb...

Security & safety

Safety special: Schools save with smart security

John Edwards discusses the growing trend for security personnel to support pupils and staff, a...

People, policy, politics, money

An integrated approach to maximising HE estates

by Robert Grayson, Managing Director of AHR Building Consultancy

Facilities management

Rational design for HE

Jonathan Telling discusses how to maximise university spaces to achieve status and improve stu...

Facilities management

When green is clean

John Fathers, CEO at Green World Innovations talked us through the true meaning of green clean...

Facilities management

Are you making the most of summer downtime?

ROUNDTABLE: Editor Rebecca Paddick asks the experts how to use the summer months to help futur...

Facilities management

Top tips for estate management in universities

AUDE Chair Trevor Humphreys comments on factors facing Directors of Estates in Higher Educatio...

Events

Panel debates future school building vision

Education experts debate school design at Hackney New School during London Festival of Archite...

Facilities management

What about the washrooms?

Formica offers their advice for designing washroom facilities in education

Bricks & mortar

Where next for student accommodation?

When it comes to planning for future student accommodation for first years, the key is to crea...

Sustainability

Retrofitting universities for the future

Sally Lloyd offers advice on energy efficiency requirements for university estates

HVAC & lighting

Thinking long term for school efficiencies

Use a whole-life costing model to select commercial boilers for new schools, says Neville Smal...

Facilities management

The sustainable janitorial closet

Ron Segura has some advice for auditing the cleaning cupboard during the summer months

Bricks & mortar

Building school environments for the future

With rapid expansion and limited space top concerns for schools, John Mayes explores the press...

HVAC & lighting

Brightening minds

Good quality light is pivotal to children's health, wellbeing and learning, says Kevin Cox

Security & safety

Summer holiday security advice

When school ceases for the summer, security diligence should not, says Dr Steffan George from ...

People, policy, politics, money

Future proofing schools

Craig Smailes says school buildings need to cope with growing capacity needs

People, policy, politics, money

LGBT-only accommodation: not the answer

Simon Thompson from Accommodationforstudents.com discusses why he believes LGBT only halls wou...

Sustainability

The rise of green modular classrooms 

Green Modular makes the case for convenience and sustainability in school buildings

Security & safety

Fire safety - the wireless revolution

Pete Davies from Fireco talks to us about the constraints and common problems that facilities ...