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  • Creating an inclusive environment in universities
    Ferco Seating Systems
    The physical layout of the university campus and its facilities can significantly influence the learning experience, including how the students interact with one another as well as how motivated, focused and engaged they...
  • Lecture theatre design
    Ferco Seating Systems
    According to research led by the London School of Economics (LSE) Estates Division and the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), out of 1,000 students in the UK, 76% ranked campus facilities as either ‘quite’ or...
  • Halotherapy - what is it and what are the benefits?
    Drom UK
    Halotherapy (or salt therapy) is a 100% natural therapy that has grown steadily in popularity in recent years. It is believed to aid in relieving respiratory ailments and has a positive effect on many skin conditions. The...
  • Biofilm removal by shear velocity
    Horne Engineering
    Horne Engineering has always been a strong advocate of periodic high velocity system flushing to remove biofilm from the internal pipe surfaces of domestic water systems – in particular in large buildings such as hospitals...
  • Space planning for lecture theatres
    Ferco Seating Systems
    What is space planning? Space must be efficiently and effectively utilised – as a consequence, space planning in universities is an important factor for architects and interior designers too and is subject to continuous...
  • How to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Entrance Matting
    Construction Specialties
    British Standard BS 7953 recommends that entrance matting be a minimum of 2.1 metres in the traffic direction, to remove as much dirt and moisture from foot and wheeled traffic as possible. Whilst industry experts suggest...
  • Washroom and toilet refurbishment tips
    Formica Group
    Formica Group offers a top ten list of tips for designers seeking to improve washrooms and toilet facitlies. 1. Lighting Is going to the loo such an embarrassing exercise it requires a darkened room to do it in? Behind...
  • Guide To Safe Standing Seating At Football Stadiums
    CPS Manufacturing Co
    In February, a report by the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) found that safe standing had a “positive impact on spectator safety”. Manchester United applied to create 1,500 safe standing seats to the North East...
  • The evolution of deep soaking tubs
    Design & Form
    Year by year, deep soaking tubs have been rising in popularity. A surge of recent product launches reflects increasing interest on the part of designers and manufacturers but the concept is anything but new. Many features of...
  • Hydrotherapy: history, principles and why it works
    Design & Form
    Hydrotherapy has a long tradition. Historical records support the medical profession’s belief in the therapeutic value of water to relax, support, restore and mend. The Romans understood the effect of water, steam and...
  • Designing interiors with vinyl flooring
    Forbo Flooring Systems
    From the spills and tumbles of a nursery through to the large scale thoroughfares in a modern university, there is a common need for attractive, functional products. Forbo Flooring's Eternal range provides the balance...
  • How the right office carpet can make all the difference
    Heckmondwike FB
    The third edition of the “What Workers Want” survey, a joint publication from the British Council for Offices (BCO) and Savills, found that neglecting office design can have a negative effect on employer’s well-being and...
  • A guide to flammability in contract fabrics
    Camira Fabrics
    This guidance is part of Camira Fabrics' CPD brochure, which can be obtained when specifiers attend the company's CPD presentation 'A guide to specifying contract fabrics'. Flammability is arguably the most important...
  • Slips and trips in the workplace
    Stocksigns
    The single most common cause of injury in the workplace is slipping and tripping. The HSE estimates that the annual cost to employers is £750 million, and it is reported that every 25 minutes in the UK someone breaks or...
  • Accessible bathroom design to support independent living
    Twyford Bathrooms
    Kevin O’ Donnell, from Twyford Bathrooms, considers options for inclusive bathrooms to balance DDA requirements with the need for a relaxing, aesthetically pleasing space in the home: As a nation, we are facing the stark...