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 £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 & 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 Carillion& 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!
Delta Electronics has launched the new M300 range of Drives, designed for the most basic to the most advanced applications.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Hand Tools, Innovations & New Products, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Posts, Power Tools
In the latest issue of ABC&D, Metså Wood looks at further advancing the use of wood in mainstream construction with the sharing of knowledge and innovation.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Features, Timber Buildings and Timber Products
IKO PLC’s ‘Fix that Hut’ scheme has seen Islington & Stoke Newington Sea Cadets centre donated more than 250 square metres of IKO enertherm PIR insulation to them.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Insulation, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Aggregate Industries, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, has acquired the aggregate and ready-mix concrete manufacturer, the Kendall Group.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations