Thursday, January 26, 2012

JCT student essay competition

The Joint Contracts Tribunal's (JCT) Education and Training Initiative was launched last year to provide the construction sector with a complete education and training package, including groups to support both students and education providers. As part of the Initiative, JCT has launched a student essay competition on one of two topics: “A Vision for the Future of Construction” or “The Future of Construction Contract Management in the Digital Age”. Generous prize monies are on offer, and students can enter as individuals or as a team of up to three. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The growth and decline of Glasgow's railways

Architect Fiona Sinclair is presenting an illustrated talk on Glasgow's lost railway heritage and the architecture associated with the growth of railways along the coast on Thursday 26 January at 7.30pm in Adelaide's, at the corner of Bath and Pitt Streets in Glasgow. The event is part of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland's winter lecture series, all of which are free to students. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scottish Post Office directories

The National Library of Scotland has recently digitised and made freely available online 694 Post Office directories for the period 1773 to 1911, covering 28 of Scotland's towns and counties, including Glasgow and its suburbs. These annual directories incorporate an alphabetical list of a town's or county's inhabitants, and represent another piece in the jigsaw when researching the history of a building or place.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New South Glasgow Hospital campus

One of the largest hospital campuses in Europe is beginning to take shape in the Govan area of Glasgow, a massive project that has so far received little coverage in the architectural press. Architects Nightingale Associates and contractors Brookfield are behind the massive £842 million scheme for the 'super hospital'. The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is a good source for further information, and includes concept and construction images, together with a virtual video fly-through.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mackintosh Italian sketchbook website

The website which showcases the contents of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's wonderful 1891 Northern Italian sketchbook, held by Glasgow School of Art's Archives and collections, has received a makeover. It now incorporates 'turn the pages' technology to provide a more enjoyable browsing experience. The sketchbook's contents remain fully searchable, and the website retains the popular interactive Baedeker maps.