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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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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