Construction Computing Awards 2018

The Construction Computing Awards (also known as The Hammers) showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. Results are determined by Construction Computing Magazine reader votes and decisions by a panel... more

Have you seen our Black Friday deals?

In the UK, Black Friday is fast becoming the biggest and best day in the shopping year to hunt for an offer or discount. Though its roots originate in the US, the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy made its way to the UK back in 2010. While the discounts are traditionally on for one day only, some shops such as Currys PC World, Argos and Amazon, extend their discounts during the whole... more

Work Experience Useful for Future Proofing Studios

A few weeks ago we welcomed a pupil from Prince Henry's High School on work experience. We were very excited to play host as we are firm believers that real life experience of a work place is such a useful tool for both employers and students alike. Not only does work experience give pupils a flavour of what a working environment can be like, but it gives employers a huge... more

Fife Architects Iron Mill Bay House

Low-energy builds are still challenging enough to make them an exciting prospect, especially when teamed with a creative design brief and an incredible coastal build site. Iron Mill Bay a family home, built in Charlestown near Dunfermline, Scotland, definitely fits the bill. The site, located on the Firth of Forth and near the remains of the Iron Mill Foundry on the Lyne Burn,... more

ARCHICAD helps studios punch above their weight

When it comes to taking on large design projects, the bigger studios often have an advantage. With fewer designers and resources, it can be tough for small studios to compete successfully for large scale projects, and difficult to attract big name clients. One way in which small studios can work to overcome this problem is to move up to model-based design. Award winning ARCHICAD, has... more

ARCHICAD 22 Road Test: How it Works

If you are thinking about implementing model based design in your studio, then our ARCHICAD 22 road test could be a great option. ARCHICAD offers a huge range of time-saving and cost-effective benefits, but the idea of having to learn a new tool can sometimes be off-putting. Now, there’s a much easier way: the ARCHICAD 22 Road Test, a training course that’s designed to help you... more

rg+p’s Pioneering Passivhaus Scheme

rg+p’s Heathcott Road development is the UK’s largest Passivhaus affordable housing schemes and one of its most ambitious. Completed in 2017, the development includes 68 eco-homes, along with an adjacent permaculture farm. Once a disused and overgrown vacant 13.2-acre plot, the development has provided some much-needed affordable housing that suits a wide range of needs and is... more

Alma-nac’s Paxton House wins Retrofit Award

One of the most challenging aspects of architectural design is that of re-purposing existing buildings using what’s already available. Retrofitting an existing building for a new and different purpose rather than developing an entirely new design and building on previously undeveloped land can be challenging. Alma-nac's Paxton House This is the approach alma-nac took in the... more

BIMcloud and BIMcloud Basic

BIMcloud enables real-time, secure teamwork for multiple designers to work on a model and documentation simultaneously, regardless of the project size and the location of the design studios. The new installation sees the two versions branded together – "BIMcloud" and "BIMcloud Basic", compared to "BIMcloud" and "BIM Server" for previous versions. BIMcloud Basic (previously BIM... more

Clients love our Architect Coffee

At Applecore Designs we love our coffee so much so that we commissioned Limini, specialists in coffee sourcing, to develop our own personalised blend, which we have named Architect. Our Architect Coffee is a delicious mild blend with overtones of chocolate and nuts, made using beans sourced from Medellin in Colombia. Colombian coffee has long had a status as some of the world's... more