Archive for December, 2011

Top 10 posts of 2011 from the blogs

December 13, 2011

As the end of the year is approaching, we thought you might be interested in  the most viewed blog posts from 2011 on the editor’s blogs.

In order of the number of page views:

  1. Biomimicry in architecture – some examples of biomimicry in action.
  2. The Most Efficient Use of Space Ever  – when stairs become tables and balconies become beds. How to squeeze a flat into 258 square feet.
  3. The Ocean Space Centre – how do you build a global knowledge hub?
  4. Wise living – BoKlok, the IKEA house.
  5. Solar Power and street furniture – what next for solar power?
  6. More than two ways to skin a building – smart facades.
  7. Modrian, interior design and cycling – how classic design principles continue to inspire.
  8. Design and maintenance of hospital interiors – the role of interior design and art.
  9. Trends in urban planning – focusing on recent trends in urban projects.
  10. Oversized lamps –  big lights with big shades.

Get involved in the discussions online and bookmark the blogs to find out what’s on the minds of our editors in 2012.

External Works blog

Building Design blog

Interior Design blog

Are you taking advantage of free button adverts on

December 13, 2011

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Webinar CMS training from now available 24/7

December 13, 2011

Following some great feedback to our live webinar training sessions, we have created a new on-demand session that helps you get the most of your content on whenever you need it.

The on-demand webinar lasts approximately 40 minutes and covers:

  • How to optimise and update your existing content on
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  • Uploading specification aids for users to download
  • How to create and run free button advertising campaigns

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Places for December training session still available

If you would prefer to join us for a live training webinar and put your questions to our editorial experts, then please join us at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, December 20,  12–13.00hrs                            Register now>>> Opt in Newsletters provide great brand exposure to a first class list of contacts.

December 13, 2011

November saw the launch of our new monthly editor’s review e-newsletters, a new opt in service offered to recipients and users of our directories and

Each edition features information on products, services and project case studies, as well as featuring editorial articles written by expert contributors and guest writers from across the design, construction and engineering sectors.

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