Best new building in Britain plus construction jobs for Graduates

  • 2 Oct 2013

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From Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman….

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 news@buildingtalk.com

And finally, a reminder that Grand Designs Live opens at the Birmingham NEC on Friday – always an inspirational show.

TOP 10 STORIES

First customisable commercial MVHR units to achieve Passive House standards

Approved longer safe open air storage with Excel 3c PE pipes

Why combination waterproofing systems for retained structures?

BIM objects for DORMA UK products makes specification simple

GGF calls on Government to make Green Deal work glass and glazing Industry

PVCu cladding improves thermal efficiency of timber framed houses

Construction accounting software tracks individual project costs

Carbon monoxide advice and alarms protects University of Portsmouth students

New Kinedo self-contained shower cubicles brochure from Saniflo

Aluminium window system designed for steel window replacement projects

CASE STUDIES AND OTHER STORIES

DuPont Corian surface for London Design Festival welcome desk at V&A

Grand Designs Live returns to the NEC Birmingham

GEZE UK door and window control systems gain ANSI approval

Mill refurbishment includes secondary glazing to boost thermal efficiency

Carpet reuse and recycling scheme wins Gold Zero Waste Award

Code of Practice change means more use of Thin-Joint solutions for faster floor construction

Gaia offers control of all temperatures and electrical devices in the home

Stainless steel sanitaryware for commercial, industrial and institutional projects

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

New cast iron floor drainage from Saint-Gobain PAM

TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Timber Expo 2013 visitors up 9%

Big fall in building firms going bust shows economy is ‘increasingly robust’

Is Public Sector weakness holding back a bigger construction recovery?

Buildingtalk’s JOBsearch doorway to new job

GGF calls on DECC to make GreenDeal & ECO work for glass & glazing industry

 

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