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  • Albert Dock

    Conservation areas at 50: is their time up?


    As conservation areas turn 50, they are coming under increasing pressure in major cities. Ike Ijeh looks at the battle between heritage enthusiasts and developers, and asks experts if they think the areas have reached a tipping point

  • George Dixon Academy

    CPD 7 2017: Rainscreen cladding

    Rainscreen cladding, which uses an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

  • Mark Twum-Ampofo

    What the new apprenticeship levy means for you


    Firms with salary bills over £3m will have to pay the apprenticeship levy but small practices can benefit from 90% of their training costs paid by government

  • Empire State Building

    Can you design one of the world’s most famous buildings and be forgotten?


    You’ve slaved for years over window details before finally getting to work on the project your grandchildren will talk about. But will anyone else remember you as they take a selfie in front of it? Eternal fame is far from guaranteed, cautions Jonathan Glancey

  • Future Greenwich Peninsula

    Greenwich Peninsula: does it stack up?


    Knight Dragon’s £8.4bn redevelopment of Greenwich Peninsula will be one of the biggest regeneration projects by one developer that the capital has ever seen and has attracted some top architectural talent. But will the result stand the test of time? Ike Ijeh reports

  • Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

    From the spoon to the city: Richard Rogers on Alvar Aalto


    In his introduction to a new book on Aalto, Richard Rogers hails the Finnish architect’s sensitivity to detail at every level

  • Sustainable steel

    CPD 6 2017: Sustainable steel buildings

    Steel offers sustainability credentials through the whole life-cycle of a building, and is an excellent choice of framing material to deliver high-scoring BREEAM projects. This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, outlines the main points to consider

  • 3D visualisation tool

    Five trends reshaping design


    The rapid advance of digital tools and performance analysis systems is certainly helping the design process - but how much of an architect’s work are they set to take over? Ike Ijeh reports

  • St Paul’s from Ludgate Circus

    What next for London’s protected views?


    A spate of east London towers, and renewed concern from the mayor’s office, have reopened the debate about the scope of the capital’s viewing corridors. David Blackman reports

  • In insulated suspended flooring systems, the concrete blocks between the beams are replaced by blocks of EPS insulation

    CPD 4 2017: Insulated suspended floor systems

    Insulated suspended flooring systems can be used in place of conventional beam-and-block to meet higher energy performance standards. This CPD, sponsored by Springvale, outlines the design considerations