Sustainable football stadiums for FIFA2018 in Russia + social housing innovations in UK

  • 15 Jul 2014

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Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman

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.

Saint- Gobain Nottingham HOUSE

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. 


TOP 10 stories on Buildingtalk



Inside ‘Abloy in London’ at The Building Centre


Football stadiums for next FIFA World Cup in Russia being assessed under  BREEAM to drive sustainability

Construction activity set to rise by more than 7% in 2014 – download free review

New building society – now you can ask your grandparents and parents to guarantee your mortgage 

Britain plans to build commercial spaceport including for Virgin Galactic flights

100% of construction product manufacturing firms report rising sales in Q2 & overall 5th consecutive quarter of rises says CPA

India building world’s highest Railway Bridge in the Himalayas

Watch the trailer to find out why everyone is going to The Build Show

VIDEO shows 3D model of FIFA World Cup Stadium created via printer 

Link to read latest ABC D magazine – great articles includingatop BREAM award winning project

Great BBC VIDEO about Bounce Back charity helping ex-prisoners into training & work

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