Building Insights

Produced by netMAGmedia, which publishes a range of titles for the construction sector, the Building Insights podcast speaks to key voices from across the industry.

Engaging with thought leaders from the worlds of design, construction, development, self-build and social housing management, Building Insights will provide an array of enlightening and unique viewpoints from a wide range of experts.

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1 – James Parker interviews Sarah Lewis of the Passivhaus Trust

Sarah Lewis, architect and research and policy director at the Passivhaus Trust, gives netMAGmedia’s managing editor James Parker some clear, candid and revealing insights into what it takes to ‘go Passivhaus,’ with an infectious enthusiasm for achieving success in this demanding area. She also tackles some of the findings of our ADF White Paper survey report on Passivhaus, which should provide some further revelations for any architects interested in this area. Thanks to our sponsors, Schöck and Lamilux. We hope you enjoy the podcast!

2 – Gavin Dunn of CABE on the Future Homes Standard

In the second instalment of Building Insights, Dr Gavin Dunn of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers speaks to the managing editor of Housebuilder & Developer, James Parker, about how the Future Homes Standard (FHS) can be delivered. He also discusses some of the findings of our HBD White Paper survey report on how the industry percives the FHS and its introduction. Thanks to our sponsors WMS, Recticel, Epic Insulation, LG, Schock and Mitsubishi Electric.

3 – Antony Wood of CTBUH on the future of tall building design

In the third episode of Building Insights, Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), speaks to the managing editor of Architects’ Datafile, James Parker, about the future of tall building design. As Architects Datafile’s recent survey of architects showed, the emphasis is shifting to more attractive, more sustainable mixed use buildings – which offer spatial qualities not seen before in dense city clusters.