Thursday, 24 March 2011

Product information for architecture and construction

Just added to the Subject Guide for Architecture and Construction on the UWIC Learning portal (for staff  and students at UWIC only) are links to two websites offering free product information for architects and the construction industry.
These are the websites (everyone can view these)
  • RIBA Product Selector offers a  database with information about building products , NBS specification information and RIBA CPD providers with free access to product catalogues, technical documents and contact information of 10261 UK manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, trade associations and construction service providers.
  • Barbour Product Search  offers an extensive and up-to-date database of manufacturer and product profiles, with images, case studies, technical data and catalogues.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Mission Gallery website launch

If you go to the Mission gallery in Swansea between 11am – 5pm on Saturday 19th March 2011 you can join in celebrating the launch of its brand new website designed by Cardiff based company Spindogs.

There will be light refreshments and also a last chance to view the exhibition ‘Hawk and Helicopter’ by Osi Rhys Osmond.

The new website contains information and images on exhibitions past, present and future, the artist residency scheme, events, education outreach and the craft space exhibition area.
Mission Gallery
Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter
Swansea SA1 1TY
 01792 652016

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The BBC Archive contains the equivalent to 600,000 hours of TV and about 350,000 hours of radio-nearly a million hours of material, and a record of the BBC's websites are being added to a New Media archive. The archive is organised into 'Collections' here. The Art and Artists Collection includes archival material on British Sculpture that has recently been augmented with a selection of programmes on major British sculptors such as Epstein Moore and Whiteread- prefect timing for the interest that will be generated by the Royal Academy show on British Sculpture which opened 22nd January . The archive also offers print archival material. Read the history of Dr Who through audience reports, Radio Times interviews and BBC memos in the Collection entitled 'The Changing Face of Doctor Who | How to regenerate a Time Lord'.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Ecobuild-the future of design,construction and the built environment

Ecobuild is the world’s largest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Starting today and running until 3 March the conference features more than 600 speakers, 1300 exhibitors, 130 seminars and a packed programme of live demonstrations. If you can't make it to this free event (it's at the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre at the heart of the new Green Enterprise District in London’s Docklands) you can still explore the website and read the  Ecobuild blog on which  a panel of leading thinkers and doers, from around the industry share their views on the latest news and events every week.