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Having survived the recession, the construction industry is now healthy but getting a little nervous with the election looming. Our political masters promise much but most of us would settle for them signing up to the Hippocratic Oath First, do no harm.
Construction is still fundamentally strong, with Glenigan reporting a 36% surge in contract approvals and, according to Savills today, the commercial sector grew for 31st consecutive month with March being the fastest rate this year.
So, how will the general election impact UK construction? Download the free Glenigan report which assesses the main candidates and their priorities, looking at construction-specific issues that will directly impact the industry.
Seminars & training opportunities in Buildingtalk this week include Technology Talks at Vision London; live demos of passive fire protection; plus CPDs on specifying hygiene rooms and effective paint specification.
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Bull Products have shared the most common health and safety mistakes made by the construction industry, and more importantly, how they can be avoided.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Security and Fire Protection, Site Preparation
Keylite has launched a brand new Specification Tool, with new product ranges included, technical information improved and a more enhanced user experience at its core.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Roofs, Windows
Up to 6million people in the UK are affected by continence issues, according to latest figures from the NHS – Closomat have stressed the importance of the Changing Places toilet.Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Interiors, Posts
Aggregate Industries’ contracting division has recently laid 1,800 tonnes of an ultra-low noise asphalt at Brampton Hut Services in Huntingdon, in just one weekend.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation