Max Fordham Blog

Max Fordham's London Office Lighting Scheme

When we design lighting systems for our clients, we give a lot of importance to creating a healthy environment. Recently, we were able to apply…

The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 2 - Acoustics)

It’s not enough to design a building that suits the environment it is built in, you also have to try and make a building suit whatever environment…

The Future of Cars is Electric! How will this change our designs? (Part 1 - M&E)

A couple of weeks ago, we had an open discussion about how a change to all electric vehicles might change what buildings are like. Automobiles…

BCO REPORT: FAST AND SLOW BUILDINGS

Last month the British Council for Offices (BCO) launched the research document Fast and Slow Buildings: Responsiveness through Technology and…

Plastic Free July

More and more people are coming to realise the uncomfortable truths about disposable plastics. They don't magically disappear when you dispose…

New Metrics for Communal Heating Design

Max Fordham worked on a recently completed Passivhaus apartment building in London, where communal heating was required by policy. Part of the…

The ACE Reverse Mentoring Pilot

Reverse mentoring (as the name suggests) flips traditional mentoring around, so that less experienced staff become mentors to their seniors.…

Sleep Well - Designing a Good Night's Sleep in a Warming Climate

You’re awake. Again. Still. The covers are off and your skin prickles with moisture. The low, glowing light of the clock says 5.05 but to you…

Can Collaboration Solve London's Energy Conundrum?

This week Max Fordham signed up as supporters of LETI – The London Environment Transformation Initiative. This is a group of over 150 cross-disciplinary…

Digital Construction Week 2017

I recently attended Digital Construction Week, hosted at London’s Excel Centre. This year’s event drew its largest ever attendance. That’s not…