Twitter link to a great photo of a gang of builders tackling Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs during a kick-about on the roof of the new Hotel Football being built next to Old Trafford.
Other industry news includes the latest Deloitte survey showing that the cranes are well and truly back in London with 64 major office projects under construction and 45% of the 9.2m sq ft already let; the top 24 UK Universities are to spend £9bn on construction; and a welcome 9% rise in builders taking on apprentices is another sign of industry confidence in a sustainable recovery.
The Buyers & Specifiers Forum is open for business at Timber Expo 2014. This proved to be a very successful way of doing good business at the last show and 100% of those involved said they would be back this year. Follow the links below to more about this and the top product and project stories on Buildingtalk.
And finally, I was very sad to see the fire damage to the beautiful Glasgow School of Art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh a new fire prevention system was due to be fitted!
A Nottinghamshire college’s recent redevelopment has allowed for new buildings, facilities and opportunities, and Dulux Trade has been involved in the update.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
A combination of Kee Systems’ safety products have been installed at the Twinings facility in Andover, to offer a top quality edge protection solution for staff members on the rooftop.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Membranes, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Posts, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs, Site Preperation
REHAU will be in Manchester next month to showcase two new products at its third Specifi event.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Drainage, Drainage Services, Exhibitions and Conferences, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Pipes, Plumbing, Posts
Given it offers low U-values, Senior’s PURe® aluminium window system has allowed contractor B&K to make large cost savings on the construction of schools.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows