Buildings & Maintenance

  • Knauf AMF masters the science of sound

    By Education Today on June 15, 2016
    The University of Sunderland has been transforming its City Campus through a series of landmark building projects. The University has close links with industry, and is internationally recognised for its strong track record in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences and environmental sciences. Building on this position, the University has invested £8.5 million to remodel its Sciences Complex to provide some […]
  • Middlesbrough College starts work on skills boost bungalow

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Hundreds of Middlesbrough College students will get a head start in the jobs race thanks to the removal of a blot on the landscape. Esh Group has teamed up with Middlesbrough College to demolish a derelict property on the college site. In its place will emerge the site for an innovative construction project which will help hundreds of Middlesbrough College […]
  • Monodraught helps college achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Prospects College is a vocational skills training provider based in the South East of England with sites in Southend, Brentwood and Basildon. Architects Ayshford Sansome has been working with Prospects on a new training facility, completed in Basildon. Shortly after work started, changes to the way the funding was provided meant a one-year delay before continuing. The original aspiration for […]
  • How to choose a pre-owned modular building

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Mike Williams, Managing Director of Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, supplier of pre-owned Portakabin buildings, provides some practical tips to help schools and local authorities avoid the most common pitfalls when procuring a recycled modular building. “There are some clear benefits to choosing a pre-owned modular building, but not all suppliers are the same and not all will be able to […]
  • Yorkon’s revolutionary new off-site building system

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    Off-site construction specialist, Yorkon, has craned the final modules into position on site at Cambourne Village College as part of a major project with Kier Construction to build Cambridgeshire’s first new secondary school in 30 years. The scheme is the first application of the new Yorkon off-site building system. The building system has reduced the number of steel-framed modules to […]
  • Building schools for the future

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    On 16th January 2013, a selection of MP’s, architects and head teacher’s gathered close to Parliament to participate in a Westminster Education Forum discussing ‘The future of school buildings – new designs, improving teaching space and utilising new technologies’. Catherine Dowling, went along to find out what the landscape of tomorrow’s school buildings sector looks like. Budget limitations Forum speakers […]
  • First fully automatic sliding partition for school

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    Successfully allowing the assembly hall at St Joseph’s Primary School in Dundee to be divided into two discrete areas, partitioning experts Style recently installed a technologically advanced fully automatic, horizontally sliding wall system.  A first for UK education establishments, the revolutionary DORMA Moveo Comfortdrive is operated using a simple LCD control panel, allowing panels to be moved along a ceiling […]
  • Sika Sarnafil refurb service is top of the class

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    Sika Sarnafil has contributed to a series of school re-roofing projects on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council. The multi-million-pound investment in remedial works included bringing the roofs in line with building regulations for a better thermal performance. Generally working on buildings first constructed from the late 60s to late 70s and all suffering water ingress, Sika Sarnafil roofing contractors installed […]
  • ISG completes £38.8 million Wood Lane Studios project

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    ISG has completed the £38.8 million Wood Lane Studios scheme. Developed by Voreda and Imperial College London, the building provides high quality and highly sustainable accommodation for students and key workers in the capital. Wood Lane Studios was constructed on the site of the BBC’s former worldwide HQ site near White City. The BREEAM Excellent rated development comprises studio accommodation […]
  • Innovative solution for natural ventilation in schools

    By Education Today on March 7, 2013
    The need to maintain precise control over carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature and energy consumption is essential to create quality learning environments within educational institutions and SE Controls’ new, compact NVLogiQ room controller provides an innovative solution to meet these demands. NVLogiQ constantly monitors indoor air quality, temperature and humidity and uses innovative algorithms, developed in conjunction with Loughborough University’s Building […]