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03 March 2014

Sustainable building at Ecobuild, new jobs for more money, and 3D accessible washrooms

Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman: the best and the latest in sustainable building will be showcased at Ecobuild over the next 3 days at ExCel in London. I will be there to check out the new products, drop in on the conference arenas, take in a key seminar or two, and perhaps catch up with some[…]

  • 03 March 2014

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25 February 2014

Is future-proofing our towns and cities against climate change a national security issue?

Paul Toyne, Sustainability Director, Balfour Beatty CSUK will be speaking at Ecobuild 2014 Is future-proofing our towns and cities against climate change a national security issue? What do the following have in common? Future cities, green energy, design, retrofit and refurbishment, water, waste and materials, building performance and BIM? Answer: They are the topic themes[…]

  • 25 February 2014

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25 February 2014

Robot brickies, keeping cool in Sochi, and housebuilder profits surge

Robot brickies, keeping cool in Sochi, and housebuilder profits surge We begin with a quick exhibition update. This week you can visit Data Centre World, at London’s ExCel to find out 10 reasons why Energetics beat traditional energy providers; next week it is Ecobuild, also at ExCel – follow the link for the latest show[…]

  • 25 February 2014

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18 February 2014

Flood resilient new towns, Ecobuild previews + Teapot House for sale

Flood resilient new towns, Ecobuild previews + Teapot House for sale We are expecting recriminations to rise as flood waters recede. However, what we really need is positive solutions to increasingly challenging weather patterns. Ed Milliband announced Labour plans for flood resilient new towns and garden cities around London. Let us know your ideas or[…]

  • 18 February 2014

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17 February 2014

Construction recruitment specialist initiatives as a community partner

McGinley Support Services: A community partner Watford Ladies FC are set to enter the FA Women’s Super League with McGinley Support Services as full First Team, Reserves and Development Team sponsors. Hopefully this will inspire more young people to get into sport and encourage more private sector investment into similarly under-funded areas. John Salomon, Watford’s[…]

  • 17 February 2014

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11 February 2014

Trade Show ‘selfies’ competition, BIM resolving conflicts + industry growth news

Selfie promo for the FIT Show 2014 Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes… If you are a fan of ‘selfies’, get out your smartphone and snap a prize-winning photo that will be featured as part of promoting FIT Show 2014, the Fabricator Installer Trade Show. Take a look at an example via this link. Somebody has[…]

  • 11 February 2014

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05 February 2014

Building on flood plains, promoting competence & 182k new construction jobs

  Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes… Whilst floods in Somerset and elsewhere dominate the news, Local Authorities are still saying yes to new housing on high risk flood plains, ignoring Environment Agency advice. You can follow this link on Twitter if you want to comment. Last week I was a guest of the Chartered Institute[…]

  • 05 February 2014

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  • 01 February 2014

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