Industry Events

100 ideas to solve the London housing crisis

New London Architecture (NLA) has shortlisted 100 ideas to solve the London housing crisis that will be displayed in a free public exhibition at the NLA galleries in The Building Centre from 15 October to 17 December.

The competition attracted over 200 entries from 16 countries around the world following a major NLA international ideas competition organised in collaboration with the Mayor of London. The aim is to develop plans that would help improving the speed, scale and quality of housing supply. 

A distinguished jury will select ten ideas in mid October, with winning submitters invited to join a Greater London Authority working group to examine how their projects can be applied to real London sites to deliver future housing for the capital.

Find out more here.

A New House For London - living in shipping container houses

Arup engineers, Carl Turner Architects, CBMM and The Building Centre have teamed up to push the design boundaries of shipping container housing. "A New House For London" explores the possibilities of living in shipping container houses that are built for modern, urban lifestyles with seamlessly adaptable spaces and innovative technology throughout.

The building will be located outside The Building Centre in Store Street, Central London. Free to visit, it will be open 10-5pm, from 19 September until 17 October. 

For more information click here.

BRE's Build4Quality conference on green homes

Registrations are open for the Build4Quality conference organised by BRE on 16 September 2015 at Altitude, Millbank Tower in London.

The topic of the event is "Sustainable, low-carbon, energy-efficient houses and developments can reduce fuel bills, increase comfort and command higher market prices. How can developers, architects and contractors ensure quality and performance while meeting demand for new homes?".

In detail, the conference will explore the market for 'green' homes, examining design issues and look how to improve supply chain skills to increase efficiency onsite and avoid the performance gap between designed and operational performance.

For more information click here.

BRE's New Methods of Construction

Reservations are still open for the BRE conference "New Methods of Construction", scheduled for Wednesday 24 June in Watford.

"With an increase in pressure to deliver hundreds of thousands of new homes, and rising industry costs, we present your with three new solutions to affordable housing, as demonstrated on the Innovation Park", say the BRE event organisers.

For more information and booking click here.