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A BIM Library ‘first’ for British Sugar TOPSOIL

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altBritish Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, is the first, and only, topsoil manufacturer to have its product accepted as a BIM (Building Information Modelling) Object within the NBS National BIM Library. Planners, architects and construction professionals now have direct and immediate online access to the product’s data, which they can import into their project’s BIM-enabled software.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:34

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Carbon Zero Consulting launch new website

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Carbon Zero Consulting is delighted to launch its new website, designed to showcase the company’s breadth and depth of expertise in all areas of renewable energy technology and water and environment management. The new website at www.carbonzeroco.com provides a valuable source of information relating to renewable energy solutions including ground source heating and cooling technologies for which Carbon Zero Consulting is a leading provider throughout the UK.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:47

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Conference to explore sustainable design for society

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altA conference which will explore how buildings and spaces are designed to reduce negative impacts on the environment is to be held at Leeds Beckett University.

The international conference, Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) will take place on 17-18 September and is hosted by the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett, with keynote speakers, workshops and presentations focusing on how to address the balance between the built and the natural environment.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 16:25

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BALI reaches major membership milestone

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is today celebrating welcoming its 800th member –Wakefield-based landscape contractor Freshscaped Ltd. This is a major milestone for the UK’s largest trade association for landscapers, grounds maintenance contractors, garden designers and affiliated industry product and service suppliers, and confirms its place as the representative voice of the landscape industry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:18

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A fresh look at soils generates interest at urban landscape exhibition

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An exhibit by soil science consultant Tim O’Hare (Tim O’Hare Associates) and landscape architect Johanna Gibbons (J&L Gibbons) generated considerable interest at the opening earlier this month of the Landscape Institute’s exhibition ‘Rethinking the Urban Landscape’. Their recently published essay ‘Below Ground: City sylviculture and the art and science of city soils’ was displayed in booklet format alongside five Perspex columns, each containing a different urban soil profile.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:12

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