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  • 14 Jul 2015

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BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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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 & 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.

More news

  • Book of the Week: new handbook with step-by-step guidance to staircase construction
  • New automatic sliding door from DORMA
  • Offsite Awards celebrate best in design and delivery [image]
  • New handbook offers step-by-step guidance to staircase construction

Latest projects

  • Brett Martin polycarbonate glazing at Jaguar Land Rover
  • Polyflor tiles for a tattoo studio;
  • Johnstones anti-corrosive paint protection for the NEC;
  • Assa Abloys master key provides data protection for hospitals
  • Air conditioning for a London landmark building from Space Air

And congratulations to Rowans Primary School for winning Mitsubishi Electric Eco School competition

Social media

LinkedIn

  • Invitation on LinkedIn to join me in Paris at Batimat, the worlds top construction show
  • Living wage and other rabbits out of the Summer Budget bag

Talk.Build

  • More budget feedback on Talk.Build

Twitter

  • Major Construction Industry Summit

  • CBIs concern about the skills emergency facing the construction industry
  • How the NHS is helping councils design health-promoting housing
  • How George Osbornes new housing policy will cut 14K affordable house building
  • Governments £100m for Housing Growth Partnership will help build 2,000 homes
  • NHS to help councils to design health-promoting housing
  • Construction Industry Summit2025: Government & Industry Working Together

And finally.

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.

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