IP – an architect’s foundation stone

Often overlooked is the fact that many of the ideas of architects are patentable. And with a patent, the architect can obtain an ‘exclusivity’ for a 20-year term. So what sort of ‘architectural’ ideas are patentable?

Architects concerned employers prioritise BIM skills over design capabilities

Architectural professionals are concerned that some employers are prioritising a candidate’s building information modelling (BIM) software skills over their design capabilities, says recruitment agency Hays.

Taking care of business: Charles Wright

Charles Wright estimates he spends just as much time on administration as he does on design, but he’s not complaining.

A touching solution: access control solutions for sufferers of dementia

Access control for people with dementia and related conditions is a significant issue for those creating the infrastructure where sufferers will live, reports Shayne Bamford. Lateral thinking has led to the development of a product and system that makes it all that much easier.

Is ‘closing the loop’ the new future proofing?

Video: Larisa Moran, COO of Woods Bagot