On Wednesday the new, first woman president of the Royal Institute of British Architects continued her tour of the East of England with a stop off in Chelmsford to see the new Salvation Army Citadel and to meet local architects and architecture students from Anglia Ruskin University. Working for a Chelmsford architect myself I was […]
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When I was studying to be an architect in 1990s Liverpool our design tutors gave us a project. We were to choose a method of generating renewable energy by the Mersey, and then design a ‘theme park’ ride that would be powered by this energy. Now it’s worth remembering that as a design project in […]
I love doing things online. I’m very practical about it; the main reason is that it allows me to spend time with my family instead of getting up at some godawful hour and eating a poor breakfast in a dank hotel with a load of suits. So any opportunity to network online is ok by […]
Three unconnected events have got me thinking. Constructing Excellence recently launched their Essex Club in Chelmsford and I attended. The stated objective of CE is to demonstrate that long term, integrated collaborative working in the UK construction industry is better than going lowest-cost, a route that many contractors currently fear we are returning. CE aims […]
For my talk on GreenGauge Homes this week, I tried to find a visualisation of the compulsory introduction of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which came into use in 2007, and the Ecohomes rating which it superseded. When I couldn\’t find one, I decided to make one myself.
Here it is:
What is your experience of dealing with the Code? Is it hard to find information? Are you using assessors to advise you, and are they helping? Lets share our experiences and suggestions.