All articles by Julian Turner

Julian Turner

What will a thriving future city look like in 2040?

The City of Brampton in Canada is incubating the world’s future economy while harnessing its momentum to become a blueprint for the type of location young CEOs and future founders will want to live and work in.

Maggie’s Oldham: inside the world’s first hardwood CLT building

Maggie’s Oldham, a charity centre for cancer sufferers and the first building to be constructed from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Julian Turner looks at the benefits and challenges of building with US tulipwood, and its potential for healthcare and support settings.

High and mighty: Kingdom Tower and the rise of the billion-dollar building

Scheduled for completion by 2019, the $1.2bn Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is being heralded as the world’s first 1km high building. We talk to Clive Trencher, senior risk consultant at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, about taking skyscraper construction to new heights.