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Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute, South Korea

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The Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute in Seocheon-gun, South Korea promotes a design concept by SAMOO Architects and Engineers that reflects three key concepts:

"From the Nature," "Be the Nature," & "With the Nature." 


The first is expressed by the dynamic, organic lines of the Institute and its grounds.  The second uses cutting-edge technology to recreate ecological environments by aligning greenhouses with the optimal amount of sunlight for each one.  The third includes visitors who immerse themselves in the complex ecological experience.  The Ecorium is poised to become a landmark in green research, education, and exhibitions.


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Very cool but probably too large to ever become reality

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Wow! Sustainable architecture in South Korea

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We chose this article to be in the Intellectual/Arts category because it is about improvement of education. This article is about the National Ecological Institute in Seocheon-gun, South Korea which is an institute of ecology that focuses on 3 main concepts: "With the Nature," "From the Nature," and "Be the Nature" Its main goal is to become a "landmark in green research, education, and exhibitions." It looks like this landmark will help South Korea improve its knowledge in Ecological studies.

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Building industry post-Brexit revival? - #Construction

Building industry post-Brexit revival? - #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Latest statistics point to a growing post-Brexit upturn in the building industry - here are some of the headlines.
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No women enter Construction Manager of the Year awards    #Construction

No women enter Construction Manager of the Year awards    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
All the 86 finalists for the 2016 Construction Manager of the Year awards are men after no women entered the event.
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Bulgarian contractor hit with huge safety fine | Construction Enquirer

Bulgarian contractor hit with huge safety fine | Construction Enquirer | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A Bulgarian contractor has been fined £500,000 after a member of the public reported unsafe working practices during the construction of an adventure course in Markeaton Park, Derby.
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Keltbray buys Dunne assets helping to save 400 jobs   #Construction

Keltbray buys Dunne assets helping to save 400 jobs   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Demolition specialist Keltbray has struck a deal to buy the assets of collapsed concrete frame contractor Dunne Group.
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British Homes Awards shortlists in full

British Homes Awards shortlists in full | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Housing developments by Project Orange, shedkm, Assael and Alison Brooks Architects are among a wealth of high-quality schemes shortlisted for this year’s British Homes Awards 

The annual awards, backed by the Sunday Times, the AJ, Building Research Establishment and the National Home Improvement Council, champion the best in UK housing design in more than a dozen categories, ranging from the best one-off house under 2,500 sq ft (232m²) to the most successful development of more than 100 homes.

The judging panel will be chaired by Robert Adam of Adam Architecture and includes Jo McCafferty of Levitt Bernstein; Jonathan Manser of The Manser Practice; Susie Rumbold, president of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID); and Martina Lees of the Sunday Times Home section. 

The awards also feature a design competition – to create a concept for a flood-proof ‘resilient home’. A five-strong shortlist including Alma-nac and ReForm Architects has already been announced for the award (see AJ 11.08.16). Last year the design contest was won by Glasgow-based McInnes Gardner Architects.

Other winners in 2015 included Maccreanor Lavington/AHMM’s William Street Quarter project, which was named Best Affordable Housing Development, and Patel Taylor’s Luke Allsopp Square, which scooped the top prize in the Over-55s Housing category.
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#Construction Security Guard Killed by Site Hut Fumes

#Construction Security Guard Killed by Site Hut Fumes | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Two security companies have been fined just £16,000 after a guard died from carbon monoxide poisoning on a construction site.

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Unpaid builders squat in site huts after contractor collapses      #Construction

Unpaid builders squat in site huts after contractor collapses      #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
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Builders fear impact of interest rate cut on Late Payments

Builders fear impact of interest rate cut on Late Payments | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
NFB chief executive Richard Beresford said: “The construction industry has the worst payment record of any sector, with 31% of all late payment in the UK. Construction SMEs are owed more than £30bn in unpaid invoices.
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Quarterly Brick Sales Up 10%    #Construction

Quarterly Brick Sales Up 10%    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
New statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show growing demand for bricks.
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Investor confidence in small businesses remains buoyant   #SME

Investor confidence in small businesses remains buoyant   #SME | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Deal activity in the run up to EU referendum vote showed strong signs of investor confidence in small businesses in the UK, while London businesses retain
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NHBC show new home growth not enough to meet UK needs -  #Construction

NHBC show new home growth not enough to meet UK needs -  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Mike Quinton, NHBC Chief Executive: ‘Our latest statistics show that the industry continues to consolidate on the strong growth in registrations seen over recent years. These registrations reflect continued industry confidence in the run-up to the EU Referendum at the end of June. Indeed this period was the strongest quarter since Q4 2007, albeit still somewhere off the levels seen over a decade ago”.
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New database aims to track the global surveillance industry

New database aims to track the global surveillance industry | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Privacy International releases searchable database on more than 520 surveillance companies and the powerful tools they sell to governments
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Staffing, Reputation and Regulation top the list of SME concerns   #SME

New survey makes case for SMEs worries over maintaining a good business reputation, paying staff a living wage and dealing with regulation
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Listers' loyal customers rewarded with train journey and meal

Listers' loyal customers rewarded with train journey and meal | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
WINDOW and door manufacturer Lister Trade Frames marked its 40th year in business with a special event for its loyal customers. The Fenton window and door manufacturer invited around 50 o
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Twelve-year ban for Scaffolding Boss   #Construction

Twelve-year ban for Scaffolding Boss   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The boss of a long-established scaffolding contractor has been banned from running companies after an investigation revealed a series of frauds before his business collapsed.
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#RSPB helps develop #Brick that gives swifts a home     #Construction #Environment

#RSPB helps develop #Brick that gives swifts a home     #Construction #Environment | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The RSPB has teamed up with Manthorpe Building Products and Barratt Homes to develop a brick that doubles as a nesting box for swifts.
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Worker falls head first down lift pit   #Construction #HSE

Worker falls head first down lift pit   #Construction #HSE | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
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Energy-efficient window tinting goes dark at the flick of a switch   #Glazing

Energy-efficient window tinting goes dark at the flick of a switch   #Glazing | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Current electrochromic window tinting technologies are generally slow to change state, struggle to achieve high levels of darkness, and rely on a constant current to maintain their tint. A team at MIT has developed an energy-efficient thin film material that overcomes these shortcomings.

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Interest rates cut: Reaction   #SME

Interest rates cut: Reaction   #SME | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates by .25 percentage points has received a cautious welcome from small business groups
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Success for first UK use of cold repaving

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Highway contractors on the A1 in Northumberland have pioneered a new way of resurfacing roads that is 10 times quicker than traditional methods.
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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

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The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
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Developer hits out at conservationists for 'wasting time and money'

Developer hits out at conservationists for 'wasting time and money' | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Save Britain’s Heritage mulls appeal after legal case fails

The developer behind a Broadway Malyan development in Liverpool has accused Save Britain’s Heritage of running the city up a £2 million bill by fighting the scheme through the courts.

Save’s bid to stop the demolition of the 1912 Futurist cinema and other historic buildings on Lime Street was thrown out by the Court of Appeal yesterday. The case hinged on a technicality.

The decision was hailed as “fantastic news” by Broadway Malyan director Matt Brook who said the way was now clear for his mixed-use scheme which will see a hotel, student flats and retail replace a terrace of 10 buildings near Lime Street station.

In an open letter to Save chairman Marcus Binney, the MD of Neptune Developments, Stephen Parry, pulled no punches. He claimed the legal challenges had provided “convenient” publicity for the charity but had wasted time and money while “an important gateway to Liverpool city centre lies crumbling and semi-derelict”.

He accused Save of mounting a campaign “without any attempt to establish whether what you are suggesting as an alternative is achievable, or indeed any thought as to the consequences of your actions”.

Save, which argues that Lime Street is an important and much-loved part of the city’s historic fabric, came up with an alternative scheme retaining the Futurist’s façade and commissioned an engineer who produced a report backing their view that the façade was not beyond repair.
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Margot James appointed small business minister   #SME

Margot James appointed small business minister   #SME | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
New small business minister comes from a business background, having started her own business.
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Prime Minister May to set course for ‘made in Britain’ revival

Prime Minister May to set course for ‘made in Britain’ revival | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday (2 August) outline her bid to reshape the British economy for a post-Brexit world, reviving the once unfashionable concept of industrial policy 30 years after Margaret Thatcher killed it off.
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Rise in number of new homes registered   #Construction

Rise in number of new homes registered   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

More new homes were added to the construction pipeline in the three months between April and June than in any of the other quarter since 2007  

A total of 41,222 new homes were registered in UK in the second quarter of 2016, according to the National House Building Council (NHBC) whose figures are seen as a lead indicator of UK house-building activity.

This rise marks an overall one per cent increase in the number of registrations since the same time last year, when 40,931 homes were registered.

The number of new homes completed for the 12 rolling months to June 2016 also increased by 6 per cent up on the previous year.

Mike Quinton, chief executive of NHBC, said: ‘Our latest statistics show that the industry continues to consolidate on the growth in registrations seen over recent years.


‘These registrations reflect continued industry confidence in the run-up to the EU referendum.’

There was also a six per cent increase in registrations in the private sector – 31,753 up from 30,086 a year ago.

However, the public and affordable sector showed a 13 per cent decrease in the number of homes registered.

In this area, 9,469 homes were registered compared to 10,845 in the second quarter of 2015.

In addition, the figures vary across the UK. Half of the 12 regions used by the NHBC showed a decline in housing registrations with both Wales and London showed a decrease of 30 and 29 per cent respectively. 


More: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/10009345.article ;

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