Scotland releases simplified Planning Policy

February 8, 2010,AEDT

The Scottish Government recently launched a simplified planning document which replaces 17 separate planning policies. The new document sets out planning policy on topics such as housing, wind farms, flooding and the natural and built environment. Also published today is a circular updating guidance on the criteria and processes when | Read More

New look for Federal Plaza, gone are the green benches

February 4, 2010,AEDT

The award winning Federal Plaza designed by Martha Schwartz is going to get a new design as the plaza is reconstructed over a 12-18 month period to fix the plaza deck that is settling and leaking affecting the building and carpark below the plaza. The current design of swirling green | Read More

World’s tallest building opens *UPDATE*

January 5, 2010,AEDT

The building previously known as Burj Dubai is now open and it has new name of Burj Khalifa named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE. The height has been confirmed as 828 meters, 200 stories into the sky, exceeding the next highest structure, Taipei 101, by about | Read More

Vectorworks 2010 gets new Service Pack

December 21, 2009,AEDT

Recently Nemetschek released Service Pack 2 for English Vectorworks 2010 and its variations (eg Landmark, etc). Vectorworks 2010 now has Service Pack 2 which fixes issues with DXF/DWG import & export, wall joining as wells as a few other updates. For all you techies who want to know everything that | Read More

2010 World Architecture report released

December 18, 2009,AEDT

Building Design has just released its 2010 World Architecture report and it has some interesting findings. The some of the world’s architecture firms have shrunk due the Global Financial Crisis while others have increased in size due to the growth of cities in Asia. Building Design states The world’s biggest | Read More

US companies on the M&A trail in the UK?

December 11, 2009,AEDT

Building posted a report today that some large US firms the size of Jacobs, AECOM and CH2MHill maybe looking at acquiring firms in the UK. Many UK firms have established offices in Europe, Middle East and North Africa which makes their businesses more appealing as they have established company structures | Read More

Edinburgh College of Art launches its ‘Vision’ of academic research

November 27, 2009,AEDT

Edinburgh College of Art is delighted to launch Vision, a major new publication about its current and future research projects in the creative disciplines. A lavishly illustrated book, Vision includes focus features on the College’s current research groups as well as profiles of over 100 staff and their ‘visions’ of | Read More

What does it take to save a species?

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Sometimes, high-voltage power wires according to the article written by Beth Daley for The Boston Globe Beth writes In a 250-foot-wide power line corridor off Route 163 in Southeastern Connecticut. Transmission corridors have long been considered symbols of environmental degradation, with their enormous steel skeletons and high-voltage lines slicing through | Read More

Suburbs stop growing due to housing bust

November 24, 2009,AEDT

USAToday reports The recession and housing collapse have halted four decades of double-digit growth for nearly half of the nation’s biggest rapidly expanding suburbs. Twenty-four of the 53 cities of 100,000 or more that grew by at least 10% every decade since 1970 lost population in the last two years. | Read More

Architects ask for CIP stimulus for design work

November 23, 2009,AEDT

Architects in Nevada are pleading for local and state governments to allocate capital improvement program(CIP) funds for design work that are needed to create and save jobs in the architecture and construction industry. Nevada has been heavily hit by the Global Financial Crisis as it is highly dependent on revenues | Read More

1 3 4 5 6