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!
Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is supporting Clean Air Day, taking place on Thursday 21 June.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing
Rinnai, the UK leader in hot water heating units and systems for all commercial and residential sites, has recently completed an installation at a caravan park and holiday multi-activity centre.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts
Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt recently found that SWISSPACER’s aluminium and warm edge spacer bars save homeowners a significant amount on energy bills.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Research & Materials Testing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows
Ketley Brick has eased through rigorous industry freeze-thaw tests for the performance of its textured and “hit and miss” brickwork in severe exposure conditions.Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Walls