With recent flooding throughout much of the UK, designing and constructing office space to withstand the weather is higher on the agenda than ever.
Buildings such as BCO Award winner, Bonding Warehouse, York, are meeting the needs of occupiers for businesses to function as normal in adverse conditions. The Bonding Warehouse is a fine example of a recycled workspace, where flood defence measures have been sensitively integrated.
But where do you start when designing and building from scratch?
Much can be learnt from the approach of the developer BAM, in the design and construction of their projects in Amsterdam. Most buildings foundations are below the water table and built on soil too soft to support itself, which poses a unique challenge to those responsible for many aspects of the infrastructure of the city.
This is your opportunity to hear presentations directly from BAM about how they ensure structural stability in this environment, and to ask your questions about the sustainable methods used to achieve an 'Excellent' BREEAM rating for RAI Amtrium.
Developers, architects and anyone with an interest in building below the waterline will want to make attending this tour top of their conference agenda.
Tours to RAI Amtrium will take place on Thursday 12 May, 13:45 - 17:30 and Friday 13 May 09:00 - 12:00.