News at SPACES

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Launch of the new SPACES website

The new SPACES website has now been launched. It is still work in progress with more information being added daily. On the home page, you will see some scrolling pictures in the background, if you have a building etc that you would like to showcase, please email me please contact us (the image needs to be […]

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SPACES Study Day 2015

The inaugural event for SPACES was the Study Day which was held at the Birmingham City University on Friday 19th June 2015 on the topic of Working Together to Achieve Better SPACES. Copies of the presentations can be downloaded here. Our thanks go to the following for sponsoring and supporting the day – Birmingham City […]

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ACA Digital Contracts Portal

A new Digital Contracts Portal for use with the PPC Suite of Contracts has been launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual conference. The new contract portal offers easy access to innovative contracts for teams to deliver projects on time and with cost savings. A copy can be found on the ACA website and […]

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Consultation on new contract forms

The ACA and ACE are launching a period of consultation on new contract forms so that views and proposals can be taken into account from current and prospective users and from other industry representatives. A new “PPC Project Alliance Contract” and “Term Alliance Contract” are both scheduled for publication in October 2015. Further information can […]

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Ten principals for procuring better outcomes

The RIBA has now published ‘Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes’ following focus group feedback. The document has been developed to help decision-makers within client organisations get the best possible outcomes when they procure architectural services, further to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 which came into force in March. Please see the digital version on […]

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CIBSE TM57: Integrated School Design

The CIBSE Technical Memorandum, TM57: Integrated School Design, was launched on 16th April 2015. Copies of the document can be downloaded from the CIBSE website. Co-editor Dejan Mumovic discusses the document in the Schools and Education Special Supplement of the CIBSE Journal. Other authors include SPACES members Greg Keeling and Richard Daniels.

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School Building Design Research

Based on the results of the HEAD Project (Holistic Evidence and Design), funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, clear evidence has been found that well-designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths. Further information can be found on the BBC website and the complete report can be downloaded […]

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CIBSE AM15 Biomass Heating 2014

A copy of the CIBSE AM15 Biomass Heating 2014 applications manual can be downloaded (for free after registering) from the CIBSE website. It will be of interest to all of those that are involved with the design of biomass systems with biomass boiler outputs in the range of 50 kW to 5 MW burning woodchips […]

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