Choosing the right passenger lifts and other industry news

  • 8 Oct 2013

From Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman….

Stannah has published a new white paper on specifying passenger lifts and is offering those who download it an opportunity to get their hands on a new iPad Mini. Meanwhile, Schal is offering useful details for building managers on Display Energy Certificates, including how to avoid financial penalties.

Our latest project stories include the elephant in the room, standing on Northcot Bricks at the new Serpentine Gallery, as well as gold standard cables from Prysmian installed at the new Leeds arena. Check out all the latest industry news summaries below and follow the links for more useful downloads, or watch the Video of the Week from Armourcoat on polished plaster and surface finishes.

Some interesting news via the new Buildingtalk home page Twitter feed includes a CIOB survey saying corruption is rife in the construction industry; IKEA selling cut-price solar panels from China because high prices are preventing UK take-up; and Boris Johnson saying fracking is the answer to the UK trade deficit. We’d love to hear what you think – though please, keep it clean!

We have more good news too, with the UK construction output expanding for a 5th month in September, plus homebuilding is now showing the strongest growth for a decade.

TOP 10 STORIES

Latest info to make the right choice on Passenger Lifts plus win iPad Mini

Keeping public buildings green and legal plus minimising energy wastage

BRE Green Guide A+ rating for Kooltherm Pipe Insulation

New entry-level thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems

New master key system design guide from Abloy UK

Ensuring building industry health and safety compliance

New shaped fibre cement roof slate service from Cembrit

New DALI lighting controls system from GE Lighting maximise energy savings

New sanitary module allows WCs to be mounted at a higher position

Heat pumps come out on top according to EHPA

 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Polished plaster and surface finishes offer architects creative solutions

 

LATEST STORIES AND CASE STUDIES

Northcot Brick centre stage at new London art exhibition

Gold fire resistant cables for new Leeds First Direct Arena

Low maintenance roofline products give distribution office a facelift

Blast resistant curtain walling for King’s Cross station redevelopment

Latest technical seminars from Ancon now CPD Approved 

Inta and Zilmet training packs support next generation of plumbers and installers

Corrugated fibre cement sheets provide natural ventilation for Welsh dairy farm

Latest from FASTRAK CAD

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK

New £500m Crystal Palace will be ‘one of the most magnificent buildings in the world’ + 1,000 construction jobs

IKEA offers cut-price solar panels from China as price prevents UK take-up

CIOB survey says corruption is rife in construction industry

Would trade deficit shrink due to affect of Fracking on UK economy

UK construction output expands for 5th month + homebuilding strongest growth for a decade

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