Max Fordham Blog

18th July, 1992. Where Were You?

Do you recall Saturday the 18th of July 1992? Were you even born by the 18th of July 1992?  If you don’t, or you weren’t, then you won’t know…

Why I do what I do

Today marks National Women in Engineering Day, which aims to highlight the importance of women in the industry. And today, I speak as a building…

'Social Engineering': Green Sky Thinking 2015

Once again this year, Max Fordham hosted an event as part of the Green Sky Thinking programme. Titled ‘Social Engineering – Why People Won’t…

Is there a hidden cost for sustainable homes?

In a recent roundtable in Building magazine, a number of housing experts discussed ‘The True Cost of Sustainable Homes’, highlighting some interesting…

Architecture. Meet Beautiful Engineering

Earlier this year, architect Ken Shuttleworth stood in front of a group of engineers at the CIBSE Awards dinner and branded members of his own…

Fifty Shades of Green

Tomorrow the UK-GBC launches their report into the benefits of green infrastructure. I'll be attending the party (well, breakfast event), and…

How will we heat London?

They increase CO2 emissions, they waste heat, they are expensive to install and expensive to run. District heating and Combined Heat and Power…

No Duck

Unfortunately, Max Fordham's very own Hareth Pochee and the design team from Adam Khan Architects didn't come away with the silverware at the…

The Future of Sustainable Housing

Imagine a home designed with consumer comfort and sustainability held in equal measure. How do we deliver these values and still ensure affordability?…

Final Day of WREC 2014

WREC2014 Day 5 The final day at WREC 2014 opened with Professor Kamaruzzaman Bin Sopian discussing photovoltaic cell production as a cottage…