Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
Smart cities, Stadia fire safety, andpound;6bn for school buildings + new products andamp; projects
The latest Buildingtalk Newsletter highlights how new business worth andpound;250 billion by 2020 will be generated by the market for Smart Cities and Urban Innovation.
The Glass andamp; Glazing Federation (GGF) are supporting a new event in London which looks at how SMEs in the construction sector can make the most of this opportunity.
Stadia fire safety
We also include a feature on stadia fire safety. It is now 30 years since 56 people tragically died in a fire at Bradford Citys football stadium.
Following the disaster, the Popplewell Report introduced new safety legislation for sports grounds across the UK.
Wrightsyle look at how fire safety systems have been improved since then, not least in response to the increased fire risks with the growth of hospitality suites at UK stadia.
New Smartphone Apps and tracking software
Smartphone Apps now offer onsite installation and other help for a wide range of building products – for example take a look at the new Apps from Armstrong Ceilings and Gerberit.
We also have details of the latest vehicle tracking software from Causeway Technologies helps construction companies with a mobile workforce
Update on election promises
Grand Designs free tickets
Members of the trade are offered a complimentary weekday ticket to the Grand Designs Live: show – worth andpound;17.
Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is supporting Clean Air Day, taking place on Thursday 21 June.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing
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