At the weekend I visited the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Hyde Park. Designed by Zaha Hadid, this most beautiful of carbuncles, built on the face of an old 1805 munitions store in Hyde Park, is my nomination for the best new building in Britain (BBB) in 2013. Email me your nomination plus photo and I’ll include it in our end of year BuildingtalkBBB poll.
We now run a live Twitter feed on the Buildingtalk home page just one more reason to bookmark Buildingtalk and have quick daily scan to see what’s new in the industry.
A recent report shows that the construction industry is top for job prospects for graduates. If you are looking for a job, or for a better job in the improving economic climate, check-out the new Buildingtalk JOBsearch which offers you a free opportunity to search through thousands of current vacancies.
Check-out the all the latest product and project news below, and follow the links for full details and downloads. Or click-through to our VIDEO OF THE WEEK which features new cast iron floor drainage from Saint-Gobain PAM.
On the exhibition front, Buildingtalk is supporting BATIMAT 2013 in Paris in November. It is the world’s biggest building and architecture show – and is less than 3 hours from London! If you are one of a number of key UK companies exhibiting at BATIMAT, do send me details via firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally, a reminder that Grand Designs Live opens at the Birmingham NEC on Friday always an inspirational show.
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Screwfix’s latest edition of its famous catalogue is out and it contains price cuts on more than 1000 products and phenomenal offers from industry leaders.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Information Technology, Posts, Publications
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