The Architects Registration Board (ARB) was established by an Act of Parliament, the Architects Act, in 1997. ARB is the independent statutory regulator of all UK registered architects.
Architectural Rendering - info
Also known as photo-real renderings, complex 3d modelling and rendering software are used to create life-like images. These are produced for presentation, marketing and design analysis purposes.
The British Standards are produced by BSI British Standards, a division of BSI Group. Products and services which BSI certifies as having met the requirements of specific standards within designated schemes are awarded the Kitemark.
The process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. 3D real-time, dynamic building modelling software increases productivity and accuracy throughout the building design and construction phases.
The BRE Trust Companies, BRE and BRE Global, are world leading research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organisations delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and beyond.
CAD - Computer Aided Design
The use of computer technology to aid in the design and particularly the drafting of a part or product, including entire buildings. It is both a visual and symbol-based method of communication.
The new CDM 2007 Regulationss are about focusing attention on effective planning and management of construction projects, from design concept onwards. The aim is for health and safety considerations to be treated as a normal part of a project’s development, not an after thought or bolt on extra.
Internationally recognised as the qualifying body for Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT) and Architectural Technicians (TCIAT).
Chartered members are amongst the most highly regarded professionals working throughout the international construction industry. Membership represents the wide diversity of roles within the construction industry and promotes the delivery of high work standards and values.
The UK's largest certified pre-qualification database. Already used by over 60% of local authorities.
DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) access
The Disability Discrimination act is legislation that is in place to promote civil rights for disabled people and protect disabled people from discrimination.
Ecobuild started life in September 2004 as a small ‘green building’ conference alongside another event at The Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane. Almost immediately it developed a following amongst pioneering architects and designers and attracted a small community of suppliers of innovative sustainable construction products. Ecobuild is organised by International Business Events (IBE) Limited.
A profession concerned with anything that is found inside a space - walls, windows, doors, finishes, textures, light, furnishings and furniture. All of these elements are used by interior designers to develop a functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing space for a building's user.
IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.
Chartered Architectural Technologists provide architectural design services and solutions. They are specialists in the science of architecture, building design and construction and form the link between concept and construction. They negotiate the construction project and manage the process from conception through to completion.
Off site manufacture, timber and light gauge steel frame, prefabrication and tunnel form concrete casting offer some of the most important solutions to many of the housing and construction problems facing the UK.
Information about recent and important events affecting Architecture and the construction industry.
Planning Portal - Link
The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
The UK body for architecture and the architectural profession. Providing support for its members worldwide in the form of training, technical services, publications and events, and setting standards for the education of architects, both in the UK and overseas.
The technology of walking through 3D computer models of building designs interactively and in realtime utilising OpenGL, 3D gaming and web technologies. The web based technologies allow many people in multiple locations to view the model at the same time. This new form of design collaboration allows the whole design team from Architect, Engineer and the Client to fully understand and explain the building project and to analyze the design before there is any start on site.
A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.
WPA - W P Architects
A multi-discipline practice committed to producing schemes that achieve a successful fusion of excellent design and practical solutions.