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!
Some top tips on helping make the right choice for choosing the machine to complete your excavating job in the shortest timeframe.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Landscaping, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Posts, Research & Materials Testing
Reconomy is to revolutionise the sector with the launch of the waste-industry’s first smartphone app geared towards skip hire waste management.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Site Preperation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling
PEFC UK will be a partner at Solid Wood Solutions, a one-day conference and exhibition which will feature pioneering projects through informative case studies.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Exhibitions and Conferences, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products
2018’s PCA Best Practice Awards took place last Friday 15th June in Warwick, celebrating those in the industry, including the Women of Waterproofing.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Damp & Waterproofing