Great confusion surrounds the subject of fire suppression in buildings. It has been reported that there were plans to fit a suppression system in the Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art building but not sprinklers “due to a concern about water damage”. In point of fact sprinklers would have avoided this disaster and the news item would have been “Fire results in puddle in Art College basement”. But it is highly doubtful that any other form of fire suppression system would have done the job in such a quirky building.
Few industries are subject to so much innovation and change as the hotel industry. How do people in it meet, keep up-to-date and exchange ideas? They go for a sleepover of course except, needless to say, just about the last thing they get round to is testing out the mattresses. This year industry experts converged on Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city and Scandinavia’s leader in cutting-edge design and gastronomy.
GLM was proud to sponsor the Midlothian Swimming Club who held their recent competitive Spring Meet at Prestonpans Leisure Centre.
GLM’s Neil McAllister provides an insight into the influences that made him the architect he is today. In this fascinating interview, Neil reveals the inner workings of an architect’s mind.