BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
Is the building industry falling in love again with exhibitions?
There seems to be a welcome renaissance in UK building shows with Media 10 announcing a 5 year tenancy contract with the NEC for UK Construction Week – you can watch the video trailer to find out why Something Big is Happening!
We have details on the latest Fastrack online CPD module via Buildingtalk – a great way to find out about new products + gain valuable CPD points too!
The Tory press say abolishing Green Deal is good you can use this Twitter link to RT your view
Or comment on the The Guardian protest that the Government has killed off Green Deal for home insulation.
Building supports the CIOB plans to help combat Modern Slavery: The dark side of construction. CIOB chief executive Chris Blythe outlines the scale of the issue: Our sector is rife with human rights abuses. Bonded labour, delayed wages, abysmal working and living conditions, withholding of passports and limitations of movement are all forms of modern slavery. The CIOB is producing a toolkit to help organisations become more socially responsible.
Also, the highest workplace fatalities happen in the building sector. This was brought into sharp focus recently when construction firms were fined andpound;200K after workers death on Debenhams project. We ask why is construction the UKs most dangerous industry?
The UKs largest Construction trade show – watch the trailer!
a link to my latest Blog for an invitation to meet me in Paris at the worlds biggest building show. Batimat attracts over 350k visitors, including 32k architects from across the world including are over 80k visitors from outside France including 60 international delegations.
This year I am part of the judging team for the Innovation Awards which will form part of Batimat. For the first time, videos of nominated and winning products will be projected onto giant Innovation Towers in areas of each hall specifically dedicated to innovation.
GGF Chief Executive Nigel Rees commented that the cancellation of the Green Deal was no surprise to the GGF:
During the last Government, the GGF constantly worked with the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the development of Green Deal and ECO and consistently explained why both programmes would not work for the replacement window industry.This has been proven by the extremely low numbers of glazing measures installations, 223 under Green Deal and 972 under ECO. Combined, these figures do not even make up 0.1% of the total measures installed under the schemes.The GGF will work with the current Government to make new policy and build a system that works.
REHAU’s latest colour laminates and spray finishes are giving installers looking endless ideas for exciting and innovative PVC-U window and door installations.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Innovations & New Products, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows
Kingspan Industrial Insulation Ltd has agreed with SIG Distribution an Asset Purchase Acquisition of GRM Insulation Solutions.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Insulation
Bull Products, a manufacturer of fire protection equipment, explains why protecting your site and workers with an intruder alarm unit is so beneficial.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection
A three-storey apartment building under construction in the Welsh town of Flint features Icopal’s Monarfloor Tranquilt acoustic membrane.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Membranes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls