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Technology

Key considerations when updating schools' ICT infrastructure

With summer refurbishments on the horizon, electrical device manufacturer MK Electric advises ...

Security & safety

Improving internal security and preparing for the unknown

Sector expert, Sue Corrick, discusses how to balance safety and security in schools, and what ...

Security & safety

The importance of fencing in UK schools

Brownlow Primary School received £3,000 worth of constructing on the school's perimeter fencin...

HVAC & lighting

An educated approach to ventilation

Elta Group's Ana Cross on how to balance new ventilation requirements with energy efficiency

People, policy, politics, money

The importance of the built environment in academic success

Chris Coxon, of Eurocell, looks at the role buildings play in delivering an environment in whi...

HVAC & lighting

The warming benefits of underfloor heating

Ross Verity, Managing Director of ForceDry, outlines why the technique is a commercially viabl...

Interiors

The psychology of colour in the classroom

Demco Interiors outline how colours can influence learning

Security & safety

Opening the door to a good education

David Shields, from ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, offers practical advice for anyone specifying...

Security & safety

How to keep schools safe

ANT Telecom's Klaus Allion on dynamic lockdown procedure and why schools need to wake up to sm...

People, policy, politics, money

Tackling employee wellbeing in the construction industry

A raft of measures are being put in place to aid good mental health within the sector, says Ch...

Bricks & mortar

Education sector benefits from maintenance reducing products

SPONSORED: Protecting the infrastructure of educational establishments maintains an environmen...

Bricks & mortar

Block vote: the benefits of modular building

The DfE says approximately 750,000 school places will be needed in the UK by 2025. MTX Educati...

Events

Accommodating the university experience

Henry Stuart Conferences is soon to explore the topic of student accommodation in a one-day br...

HVAC & lighting

Seeing the light in education

Scott Leeder, of VELUX, asks: Are we still in the dark when it comes to daylight design?

Bricks & mortar

Offsite construction boosts facilities at SEN school

David Clark, from the McAvoy Group, looks at the award-winning West Hill School project, and h...

People, policy, politics, money

Student accommodation: do reviews matter to students?

Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO of StudentCrowd, looks at whether reviews impact students' dec...

Bricks & mortar

Designing better education from the ground up

Catherine Mulley, Director at Pozzoni Architecture, looks at how good building design can posi...

Bricks & mortar

Enriching the student experience through design

Mike Entwisle, of BuroHappold Engineering, shines a light on how design focused around the stu...

Bricks & mortar

Wates launches improved Adapt School Building Solution

Sponsored: Wates Construction's Education Director, Gary Campbell-Dykes takes the time to look...

Security & safety

How to ensure schools play it safe

Cris Francis, Security Consultant at Jacksons Fencing, has five key suggestions for smartly se...

People, policy, politics, money

Tomorrow's worker: your flexible friend

Tom Ravenscroft, of the Skills Builder Partnership, asks whether we are equipping our students...

Outdoors

Best of a clad bunch

Proteus Facades' Simon Gregory looks at how rainscreen cladding helps architects' plans stay i...

People, policy, politics, money

Clever design supports East London Independent School pupils

Thomas Keaney, CEO of TCES Group, explains how good building design helps to meet the complex ...

HVAC & lighting

Planning the installation of a new AC system

Sponsored: Roberto Mallozzi, MD at Gree UK, the world's largest air conditioning manufacturer...

Interiors

The shape of water in painting school buildings

David Spicer, from Crown Paints, looks at how advances in water-based paint tech are offering ...

Bricks & mortar

Could schools capitalise on property assets more creatively?

Niall Farmer, from Construction Solutions, discusses alterations that can be made to existing ...

Sustainability

Pulling the plug on traditional build methods

Andy Wilkinson, Director at Taplanes, on why offsite builds are taking the education sector by...

Security & safety

How has technology changed security in education?

Sponsored: "The capabilities of modern video surveillance technology are staggering,"...

People, policy, politics, money

BLOG: Why brighter schools make for brighter minds

Scott Leeder, Commercial Director at VELUX Modular Skylights, looks at the benefits of natural...

Sustainability

Schools: go green, go modular

Rory McGuigan, of Western Building Systems, explains why modular and offsite building techniqu...

HVAC & lighting

Daylight and schools: the wellbeing factor

With children spending more than 7,800 hours at school throughout their education, the interio...

Sustainability

Big data is helping to create sustainable schools

George Adams and Liam Rock of SPIE UK look at the data generated by educational facilities

Sustainability

Co-living and the graduation of student housing

James Kingdom, Head of Alternatives Research at JLL discusses the benefits of purpose-built sh...

People, policy, politics, money

Q&A: What's it really like for women in construction?

Two apprentices share their thoughts about working in construction and how to inspire the next...

Supplier News

How state schools are bridging the funding gap

SPONSORED: We have now reached a point where it is impossible to deny that state schools are s...

Security & safety

Post-Grenfell: less bureaucracy, more safety

Gilles Maria from ROCKWOOL discusses overhauling the system that led to Grenfell

People, policy, politics, money

Apprenticeships offer school leavers a 'fantastic option'

Mike Rogerson, an apprentice turned COO of the engineering firm behind the Shard, writes on th...

Facilities management

How can schools maximise commercial boiler installation?

Darren Finley, Chief Commercial Officer at Ideal Commercial Boilers, explains how to get the b...

Security & safety

Promoting student health through noise control

Rodney Davidson, Head of Specification at Acheson + Glover (AG), discusses creating a safe and...

Bricks & mortar

How to deliver quality schools on limited budgets

Despite funding cuts and tight budgets, Chris Fadoju, Partner at Pellings, explains how schoo...