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Caution Cinema - The immersive pop-up cinema experience that could revolutionise on-site health and safety training.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Caution_Cinema
In January 2017, images were released on a fully immersive, multi-sensory, pop-up cinema experience that forms part of a new health and safety campaign 'Beyond Zero'. Designed by ScottWhitbyStudio, working in conjunction with a major UK port operator, Caution Cinema is envisioned as a space to ...
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Filtering Facepieces (FFP) are disposable Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for protection against dust, particles and aerosols. They are available in three classes: FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3, with the higher numbers corresponding to better filtering efficiency. In January 2017, the Health and Safety ...
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Building of the week - One of the largest churches in the world, the monumental St. Peter's Basilica.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/St_Peters_Basilica
Introduction. The Basilica Papale di San Pietro in the Vatican City, commonly known as St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church, located in the papal enclave within Rome, Italy. It is considered to be one of the holiest sites in Christendom, is the Pope's principal church and is a famous site for ...
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“UK waste data needs improving” say BRE specialists, in this summary of their report into construction waste.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Improving_construction_and_demolition_waste_data
[edit] Introduction. Specialists in construction and demolition (C&D) waste at BRE, have recently completed a study to assess the shape of information regarding C&D waste in the UK. This is part of the work the BRE Trust is doing to help in building a better world together. Below is a summary of this study ...
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Why buildings crack, how cracks are categorised and what can be done.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Cracking_and_building_movement
[edit] Introduction. Buildings and other built structures are moving all the time, but usually these movements are so small as to be unnoticeable. Movement can be caused by defects, movement of the ground, foundation failure, decay of the building fabric and so on. If a structure is unable to accommodate ...
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Mental health issues effect 80% of construction workers. Read our interview with the founders of a new wellbeing initiative Building Site to Boardroom who are tackling the stereotypical macho image of construction work.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Building_Site_to_Boardroom_(BS2B)
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Eleven Magazine announce the winner and runners-up in their Moontopia competition.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Lunar_architecture
In January 2017, the online architectural platform Eleven announced the winners of an ideas and design competition - Moontopia. Moontopia was an international challenge exploring design-led solutions for space architecture. Students, architects, designers, artists, academics and scientists from ...
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As January is the time for hitting the gym, Designing Buildings Wiki lists the best gym architecture in the world.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Best_gym_architecture_in_the_world
Best gym architecture in the world. Designing Buildings Wiki have highlighted some of the best examples of gym and fitness centre architecture in the world. Have we missed a great example? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Christiania is an anarchist 'freetown' in Copenhagen where strange and experimental architecture has flourished.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Architecture_of_Christiania
[edit] Background. Christiania is an anarchist settlement and eco-village that operates as a self-governing community in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. Christiania was formed in 1971 when a group of hippie squatters took over a military barracks spread over 80 acres along the banks of a lake that ...
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U+I announce new joint venture with US developer to work on office refurbishment projects.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/UandI_joint_venture
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BRE look at a new government report into the accuracy of heat meter testing.
https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Heat_metering
Heating accounts for nearly half of final energy consumption in the UK (48% in 2013) and 78% of non-transport energy use (DECC, 2013). Heat can be considered to be a utility, like water, gas, and electricity. Communal or district heating systems are becoming more common and these involve the ...
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