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Success in the JLL Property Triathlon

Posted on July 12th 2017

A huge well done to the Hodkinson Triathlon relay team who took part in the JLL Property race on Friday 30th June 2017. Charlotte Booth (swim), Matt Bailey (cycle) and our newest recruit Chris Forster (run) finished in the Mixed Relay Sprint race in 36th place (of 272) in a time of 1hr 16 minutes. The event, which is firmly …

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New Acoustic Guidance for Planning Published

Posted on July 7th 2017

Long anticipated acoustic guidance has now been published which puts good acoustic design at the heart of all new residential development. The guidance requires that the use of site layout, orientation and spatial design are considered as part of the planning process before the building envelope is used to mitigate noise to acceptable levels. Noise is a material consideration in …

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Architectural Association Roundtable

Posted on July 7th 2017

In May 2017, one of our Senior Specialists, Olga Tsagkalidou, presented at the Architectural Association’s Sustainable Environmental Design Roundtable along with other leading international London firms – Foster + Partners, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Architype and HENN Berlin. The aim of the Roundtable was to share with pioneering academics the Practice, Research & Prospects for sustainable contemporary building design and …

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New CIBSE TM59 (2017) Overheating Guidance

Posted on July 7th 2017

The recently published CIBSE TM59 (2017): Methodology for the assessment of overheating in homes guidance has a focus on naturally ventilated (free running) dwellings and provides a standardised approach for the assessment and reporting of residential overheating as a growing concern within the development industry. This new guidance clarifies the previous guidance issued in CIBSE TM52. CIBSE TM59 (2017) is …

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