BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
I live close to the iconic Battersea Power Station which is at the heart of the most important regeneration project in the UK over the next 20 years. Up to 3km of the riverside is being opened up to the public, creating a brand new stretch of Londons South Bank.More than andpound;1billion is being spent on new infrastructure including two new Tube stations. I visited the project last week take a look at the some of the amazing images including designs by Kieran Timberlake andamp; Frank Geary.
The construction sector has scored highest in a report by the WWF into how companies in the UK sustainably source timber – and congratulations to Carillionandamp; Macewho were best in class..
Contractor Skanska has won a government grant to develop construction robots.
200+ businesses are urging Chancellor to reconsider scrapping zero carbon do join Buildingtalk in backing this UKGBCcampaign Retweet Here!
Free-climber, Esty Ilabaca, 20, hangs on by his fingertips as he scales Liverpools Unity Building with no safety equipment. He captured incredible photographs with a friend as they scaled the outside of the 282-ft skyscraper while the city slept one Sunday morning. Wow!
Continuing to drive innovation in laboratory drainage solutions, Vulcathene Chemical Drainage (from Durapipe) has launched a new Adjustable Anti-Siphon Trap.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Drainage, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Innovations & New Products, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts, Waste Management & Recycling
Futurebuild has been announced as an Official UK Government Innovation Partner as it announces its plans to host Innovation Zone at the 2019 event.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Exhibitions and Conferences, news
Research from Safeguard Europe has suggested that homes nationwide could be at risk from rising damp, despite being equipped with chemical damp-proof courses (DPCs).Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Posts, Research & Materials Testing
Aspex, amongst the UK’s leaders in architectural ironmongery and doorsets, has strengthened its Novista system with a new flush skirting system.Posted in Aluminium Products, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation