BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
I begin with news that people are literally being blown-away by the latest skyscraper designs get the science behind the wind effect that means people andamp; trucks are being blown over by downdraught.
Buildingtalk offers the latest guidelines on how to get planning permission for Self-Build homes; a film about a career in Architectural Technology; plus our Video of the Week demos a new flexible firestopping solution.
And congratulations to Rowans Primary School for winning Mitsubishi Electric Eco School competition
The Forth Bridge in Scotland has been awarded World Heritage Site status. It is a masterpiece of engineering and gets my vote as the most beautiful bridge in the world. Email me your favourite bridge and photo if you have one.
Rinnai, the UK leader in hot water heating units and systems for all commercial and residential sites, has recently completed an installation at a caravan park and holiday multi-activity centre.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts
Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt recently found that SWISSPACER’s aluminium and warm edge spacer bars save homeowners a significant amount on energy bills.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Research & Materials Testing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows
Ketley Brick has eased through rigorous industry freeze-thaw tests for the performance of its textured and “hit and miss” brickwork in severe exposure conditions.Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Walls
CUPA PIZARRAS is pushing to be more environmentally friendly with Thermoslate, the roof solar system that converts sunlight to energy for central heating.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency