Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes
We begin this first Buildingtalk newsletter of the year with a quick look back at some of 2013’s most read stories. Almost 500 readers used the link to the Buildingtalk website to read all about the Geberit toilet installed at The Shard, with this highest loo in Europe featuring in a list of the world’s must-pee places’
Other top stories included: footballing legend Bryan Robson pictured on Buildingtalk looking for rooflights at Howells; Schueco showing how they can complete complex 3D facade designs with spectacular shapes using standard profiles; Jaga launched the UK’s slimmest all-in-one heating, cooling & ventilating radiator; and a report on my visit to the Mitsubishi Electric project at Kingston on Thames providing the first UK renewable heat from rivers.
This week’s Markit/CIPS report shows output, new orders and jobs in house-building, commercial projects and civil engineering are all on the up. The latest Glenigan Index showed an overall 15% rise in projects in December compared to the previous year plus retail starts doubled in Q4 and Education project starts were up 35%. You can follow Buildingtalk on Twitter to get all the latest breaking news.
Below we have this year’s first pick of new product and project summaries. You can use the links below to access the full stories and downloads. If you have news for 2014 to share with the industry, do send details to me via [email protected]
Bull Products has strengthened its presence in the shipbuilding industry, after securing a partnership with a major Norwegian distributor.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Case Studies, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection, Site Preparation
Following the coming together of Icopal and Monier Redland, and a period of investment in premises, systems and people, BMI UK & Ireland has been formally launched to the construction industry.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs
The MCRMA has published an Advice Note titled AN 4: The Building (Amendment) Regulations England 2018.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Cladding, Health & Safety, Posts, Publications, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
With heavier materials and darker colours being used in more and more projects, Troldtekt is exploring the movement in detail in its latest Theme.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Ceilings, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts