SOFiSTiK Seminar on March 27 and 28 in Munich: International Conference for Civil and Structural Engineers on new Developments and Recent Projects in the Construction Industry.

SOFiSTiK Seminar on March 27 and 28 in Munich: International Conference for Civil and Structural Engineers on new Developments and Recent Projects in the Construction Industry. Key topics: design and analysis for bridges, buildings, and infrastructurePresentations by Werner Sobek AG, Royal HaskoningDHV, FINLEY Engineering Group, and more The 2020 SOFiSTiK Continue Reading

GAI Education Awards show an industry facing a confident future

The door and window hardware industry’s rising stars were celebrated this month at the 40th annual Guild of Architectural Ironmongers’ (GAI) Education Awards. Held at the Royal Lancaster hotel, London, on November 7 2019, the awards celebrated the architectural ironmongery professionals who have achieved their GAI Diploma and recognised the highest achieving students. Continue Reading

UK’s first Oculus staircase installed at Cardiff Innovation Campus

An Oculus staircase, the first of its kind in the UK, is being installed at Cardiff University’s cutting-edge Innovation Campus. Bouygues UK, the construction company building Innovation Campus, is working with Taunton Fabrications to design and install the staircase, which is a sculptural, open staircase travelling through a slanting void. Continue Reading

How the Skills Gap has Affected the Government’s Homebuilding Targets

It’s no secret that the construction industry is currently facing an increasingly large skills shortage. The industry has long suffered from a lack of skilled workers, making it more difficult than ever to hit deadlines due to the shrinking talent pool. This is a big problem for the government, whose Continue Reading

Opening doors: exam results are in for aspiring architectural ironmongers

Newly qualified architectural ironmongery professionals are celebrating their Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) education programme results.   Exams were sat in 26 different countries by 390 learners. So far, 101 students have attained the Certificate in Architectural Hardware (CiAH) and 51 students have now completed the GAI Diploma this year.  The Guild’s education programme continues to grow overseas with exams Continue Reading