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BAS-IP Obelisk awarded as Best of the Best 'Design Concept 2021' by Red Dot

Obelisk – a device for safe access to residential compounds, centers, and closed areas – received the highest award in one of the largest international competitions, Red Dot, as Best of the Best “Design Concept 2021.” This award recognizes revolutionary design.

Obelisk is made as a monolithic composition, which looks like a pedestal, and has an integrated external intercom system powered by artificial intelligence. The perfect combination of technology and unusual look helped Obelisk win the Red Dot "Design Concept 2021."

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Michelmersh sponsors RIBA’s Sustainability Award 2021

0n7578Michelmersh is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Sustainability Award at the RIBA Regional Awards 2021. RIBA’s Regional Awards are comprised of various awards, including Project Architect of the Year, Sustainability Award, Conservation Award, Building of the Year, Client of the Year Award, and region-specific awards. Over recent weeks, winner announcements have been filling social media feeds, congratulating and commemorating worthy winners.

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Elecosoft launches Powerproject Collaboration Cloud

Great construction work should never be held up by poor project management. To help companies deliver more projects on schedule, within budget, stress-free, Elecosoft has launched Powerproject Collaboration Cloud – a collection of market-leading software in one monthly subscription.

Powerproject Collaboration Cloud empowers construction companies to plan, track and manage projects in one place, collaborating closely with team members to deliver strong results.

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(De)sign of the times: blurred lines on build performance liabilities

Design requirements are at the heart of any construction contract, and the precise formulation of applicable standards is crucial to evaluation of risk. Recent trends indicate that designers in the UK construction industry are assuming increasing levels of liability on build performance, with significant implications for coverage under professional indemnity insurance.

In Arbitration Appeal No 1 of 2021 [2021] CSOH 41, the Scottish Court of Session recently considered the interpretation of deemed design liability clauses, and upheld a provision imposing responsibility on a consultant for designs pre-dating its appointment and which had been proposed without its involvement. Whilst similar clauses may be given a narrower interpretation in a multi-disciplinary design context involving several third party consultants, the scope of such provisions should be carefully considered at the outset, to limit exposure and potential uninsured loss.

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ASFP to launch new industry magazine

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is launching a new magazine to update its members and the wider fire, design and construction sectors with news of ASFP activities, and to report and comment on issues affecting the passive fire protection industry.

The new magazine, Ignite, will be produced three times each year. With the first edition scheduled for publication in November/December, it will also be distributed at the Association’s Awards Lunch on 26th November. The edition will include full details of the shortlisted Awards nominees, as well as a round-up of industry news, training and technical updates, and event reviews. Each issue will also feature member spotlights, which highlight key products and/or services supplied by ASFP members.  

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