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Performance evaluation for better buildings

Posted on September 13th 2017

Undertaking Building Performance Evaluation has many practical applications for improving operational performance, increasing levels of customer satisfaction, and feedback into the design process for future developments. We are increasingly finding that metered heat consumption within community heating schemes varies widely from what is expected. Monitoring this data alongside surveys of building occupants has demonstrated that improvements could be made in …

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ANC Working Group on overheating, ventilation and acoustics

Posted on September 13th 2017

Achieving thermal and acoustic comfort at the same time is becoming challenging for developments in urban areas and noisy locations. For example, a development built next to a mainline railway or road will mean that residents cannot open their windows for natural purge ventilation, this significantly increasing the risk of overheating and making a dwelling very difficult to pass the …

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Security Assessments: What’s New?

Posted on September 13th 2017

Since 1989, Secured by Design has provided prescriptive guidance in terms of security for developers of both residential and commercial units. This was established by the Association of Police Chief Officers (ACPO) and has been rolled out with the help of Architectural Liaison Officers (ALOs) and Crime Prevention Design Advisors (CPDAs). In 2007, the Secured by Design (SBD) principles were …

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Three more specialists join the Hodkinson team

Posted on September 13th 2017

We are delighted to welcome three new people to our team, Igor Esteves, Angeliki Antoniou and Eleanor Ballinger. Igor joins our District Energy team as a Senior Specialist with experience gained at a major utility company. This strengthens our district energy capabilities in response to the growing demand for strategic energy solutions particularly on major regeneration projects particularly in the …

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