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23.03.20 PassivPod gains FutureBuild award

PassivPod awarded winner at FutureBuild 2020 for the Offsite Category.

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21.02.20 Furniture Forms and Their Influence on Our Emotional Responses Toward Interior Environments

The existing body of literature suggests that evoking emotions through design provides rich interactions. The authors tested Pleasure and Approach reactions of 111 participants toward two curvilinear and two rectilinear simulated interior settings. The curvilinear forms resulted in significantly stronger

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29.10.19 PassivPod could be the solution

Students have complained that their “pod” accommodation in a university car park is “not fit for humans” and “not mentally viable”. Undergraduates staying at the University of the West of England’s (UWE) new Purbeck Court site have described their “tiny”

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04.10.19 Edie National Sustainability Leader Awards

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04.10.19 Successful World first at South East Construction Expo

A one-bedroom apartment block was built in just under six hours (5 hours, 55 minutes and 7 seconds) in a world first construction demonstration, last Thursday 26 September at the South East Construction Expo held in Ardingly, West Sussex.Take a

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30.09.19 Using new technologies, Brexit Britain will build the cutting-edge homes of the future

Using more technology we could cut energy use, create highly-skilled jobs and build a new export market. https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Daily-Telegraph-blog.docx

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20.08.19 Timber Glulam withstand a burnout fire

A fire test shows that glulam structures can be designed to maintain their load-bearing capacity throughout a burnout fire. This allows for greater use of glulam in tall buildings. You can read more about it here: https://www.passivpod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Timber-Glulam-withstand-a-burnout-fire.pdf

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20.08.19 World’s Tallest Timber Building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that now holds the unique title of the “World’s Tallest Timber Building.” At 85.4 meters, it is also the

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20.08.19 Growing opportunities for specifying timber

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Wood, the world’s oldest and most traditional building material, is increasingly being re-evaluated as a modern-day first choice for both structural and interior applications across domestic and commercial buildings. For example, the structural frame of the building, the roof trusses,

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08.06.19 UK unveils Green Finance Strategy to drive progress towards net-zero goal

The UK Government has unveiled its highly anticipated Green Finance Strategy, outlining how the finance sector and better climate disclosure from corporates can drive progress towards wider action on climate change and the push towards net-zero emissions. Click here to

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