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@example.com
SE Controls has carried out a corporate brand refresh, which has included the launch of a new website to better represent the company’s worldwide operations and activities during the next 5 years.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection
Alumasc Blackdown has announced two of its sustainable and innovative green roof projects have been award nominated for this year’s NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) AwardsPosted in Articles, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
MD at Forticrete, John Lambert, has spoken about the Spring statement recently made by Chancellor Phillip Hammond.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Hot Topics, Landscaping, news, Posts, Publications
Vectaire’s range of residential ventilation products is one of the most comprehensive available for bettering indoor air quality.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts