BREEAM is having a growing impact on sustainability standards for buildings in the UK and around the world. The latest ABC D magazine features a story about how the Co-op’s former head office will achieve 80% lower carbon emissions, and 50% energy reduction, saving an around £500k per annum. Even the football stadiums for the next FIFA World Cup in Russia are being assessed under BREEAM.
Positive economic outlook is underpinned by a couple of reports last week: Glenigan report that construction is activity set to rise by more than 7%; CPA say 100% of construction product manufacturing firms report rising sales in Q2, the 5th consecutive quarter of rise; and the BDA report a massive rise in brick production as new homes are being built at the fastest rate for a decade.
Videos this week include C-TEC live at Firex talking about new life-safety electronic equipment; me talking from inside Abloy in London’ at the Building Centre; find out why everyone is going to The Build Show; BBC on how a charity called Bounce Back is getting ex-offenders into the painting & decorating trade; and Saint-Gobain on the opening of a student-designed Nottingham H.O.U.S.E (Home Optimising the Use of Solar Energy) that will help with solutions for low-energy affordable homes.
And finally, Buildingtalk is promoting the Special Needs Store handbook, a dedicated resource for special educational needs establishments. Do take a look, especially if you have building products for this sector.
IG Masonry Support has been awarded certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for its Brick On Soffit System (B.O.S.S.).Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Posts
REHAU has announced the launch of its ‘Build Your Legacy’ campaign for Mechanical and Electrical contractors.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Innovations & New Products, news, Posts, Seminars, Training
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has announced the launch of its innovative new Pilkington Optimirror™ Protect Plus.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glass Projects, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts
As part of its mission to grow its business in the non-residential market for daylighting solutions, the Velux Group has recently acquired JET-Group.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, news, Posts, Windows