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DfMA - Supporting Your Design Decisions

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is used as the foundation for concurrent engineering processes to simplify and fully optimise the structure wherever possible, to reduce manufacturing and assembly costs and to quantify improvements.  This process helps to identify, calculate and eliminate waste or inefficiency in the building design...

May 12, 2017

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B & K Structures is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017

B & K Structures has received the Order of Distinction, at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017...

April 7, 2017
Optimised Hybrid Systems Coming Out on Top

From Canada and the USA to Australia and right here in the UK, architects and specifiers are realising the full capabilities of structural timber. Timber technology is becoming the vital component...

March 23, 2017
Developing the Talent Pool

With the increasing shortage of ‘new recruits’ looking at construction as a viable career option, employers are all too often experiencing a lack of qualified candidates in the ‘talent pool’. But as the demand for trained workers currently...

January 11, 2017

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An Award Winning Week for B & K Structures

The team at B & K Structures are celebrating an award-winning streak picking up no less than five trophies at two prestigious ceremonies held during...

October 24, 2016
 
B&K Structures Finalists in the Structural Timber Awards

The Structural Timber Awards reward outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic approaches that promote excellence in structural timber...

July 27, 2016

To BREEAM or not to BREEAM

Since the economic downturn, cost has been the key priority for most new builds. There is now a culture that has developed across the industry of creating cheaper buildings at a rapid rate and ultimately...

May 16, 2016

Achieving Best Value is Not Purely About Build Costs

By-line article by Nick Milestone, Managing Director of B & K Structures: There are many aspects to consider when designing a building - from the structural system...

May 4, 2016
 
Masters of Material

TRADA have recently published a series of documents including, ‘Cross Laminated Timber: An Introduction’. Intended for architects, building designers and their clients, this document highlights and summarises...

November 18, 2015

The Engineering Edge

B & K Structures are leading the way in delivering ground-breaking advances in structural solutions – constantly investing to stay ahead of the game in the latest digital technology and engineering...

October 13, 2016
 
The Big Squeeze

Engineered timber has gained traction as a structural solution, with the UK seeing a rapid increase in the number of offsite manufactured hybrid timber buildings. With many developers taking advantage of...

June 29, 2016

Timber Technology gets an A* for Education

The growing demand for new school buildings across the UK has seen a move towards offsite manufactured solid timber structures as a fast and effective...

May 9, 2016

Another RoSPA Awards Success for B&K Structures

B & K Structures has again received recognition for its approach to occupational safety and health in an awards scheme run by the safety charity, The Royal Society...

April 29, 2016

B & K Structures Shortlisted Twice for the Offsite Awards

The Offsite Award entries have been assessed and the judges have spoken – B & K Structures have been shortlisted in not one but two categories with their...

November 17, 2015
 

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BSkyB Continues its Award Winning Streak November 16, 2015
Playing it Safe November 10, 2015
Offsite Construction - Closing the gap on the Skills Shortage October 29, 2015
The Winner of Winners October 12, 2015
The Launch of the National Structural Timber Specification September 18, 2015
Taking BIM to the Next Level August 17, 2015
B & K Structures Celebrate at the CC15 Awards June 24 2015
The complete Service - From Concept to Completion June 16, 2015
Celebrating Construction Awards 2015 April 27, 2015
Timber structures: Loaded Lumber – Interview with Dave Parker from NCE Magazine January 1, 2015
B & K Structures to Sponsor Architects and Engineers of the Future December 15, 2014
Success for Temple Lodge at the Institute of Structural Engineers November 17, 2014
Success for Notre Dame Catholic College at the Education Estates Awards November 12, 2014
B & K Structures achieve BOPAS Accreditation November 8, 2014
Sheffield Moor Market Shortlisted in Wood Awards 2014 September 4, 2014
Construction News Awards - B & K Structures Highly Commended July 23, 2014
B & K  Structures Scoop Specialist Award for Low Carbon Excellence March 21, 2014
RoSPA Presidents Award May 15, 2013
B & K Busy in the Inner City May 2, 2013