2017 was dominated by the awful Grenfell tower tragedy and this is reflected in our top viewed stories during the year.
We look back at what else was making industry news in 2017 including Britain’s best new building; the role of women in construction; adding vertical forests to sustainable buildings; how Trump’s SolarWall could work; is London building the football capital of the world; tackling modern day slavery in the supply chain; and what’s new in the glass and glazing industry.
We want to thank all those industry leaders who have contributed interesting and sometimes controversial Guest Blogs during the year including on the need for a social housing revolution; maintaining heritage brickwork; history’s most iconic architects; the dangers of switching specification; and how drones are transforming construction.
Check out the links below to the most popular articles with our 33,000 building industry subscribers and other visitors via the website or our social media followers.
Here are some of the top stories on Buildingtalk beginning with the 3 ‘most viewed’ stories that highlighted important aspects of the Grenfell fire disaster including the industry response.
Questions raised over fire safety measures and building regulations following the fire at Grenfell Tower.
We have many interesting and useful Guest Blogs during the year. It is an opportunity to hear from industry experts on key topics or concerns. Below are some great examples from 2017. Email email@example.com for details on how you can contribute a Guest Blog.
Innovation Awards in Paris highlight construction trends in Europe
Reports on the major trends in construction in Europe that were highlighted at Le Mondial du Bâtiment Innovation Awards.
Buildingtalk now has over 7,520 followers on Twitter up by over 800 during the year. We added 780 Tweets featuring Buildingtalk stories during the year. The construction industry is very active on Twitter because it is an easy and sometimes entertaining way to get the latest industry news and views. You can follow us via this @Buildingtalk link.
LinkedIn has been a great way to reach influencers in the industry and get involved in discussions on hot topics. There are over 1,280 construction industry professionals linked to Buildingtalk via LinkedIn. We have added details of over 130 Buildingtalk news stories during 2017.
Top 3 articles on LinkedIn
Videos are an effective way to promote new products and projects. Each week we feature a ‘Video of the Week’. Here is my favourite one.
Paul Barrett, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL, looks at where stone wool insulation began and how it evolved into a thermal, sound and fire safe insulation.
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