BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
I live close to the iconic Battersea Power Station which is at the heart of the most important regeneration project in the UK over the next 20 years. Up to 3km of the riverside is being opened up to the public, creating a brand new stretch of Londons South Bank.More than andpound;1billion is being spent on new infrastructure including two new Tube stations. I visited the project last week take a look at the some of the amazing images including designs by Kieran Timberlake andamp; Frank Geary.
The construction sector has scored highest in a report by the WWF into how companies in the UK sustainably source timber – and congratulations to Carillionandamp; Macewho were best in class..
Contractor Skanska has won a government grant to develop construction robots.
200+ businesses are urging Chancellor to reconsider scrapping zero carbon do join Buildingtalk in backing this UKGBCcampaign Retweet Here!
Free-climber, Esty Ilabaca, 20, hangs on by his fingertips as he scales Liverpools Unity Building with no safety equipment. He captured incredible photographs with a friend as they scaled the outside of the 282-ft skyscraper while the city slept one Sunday morning. Wow!
Installing radiators in a live environment poses unique challenges for the installer, which are amplified in care-cantered environments, such as hospitals, as Contour explain here…Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing
Dowsil sealants have been supplied by the Sherwin Williams Company to one of Dow’s leading Quality Bond customers, Architectural Engineering Ltd (AEL).Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
Kalzip has had its FC rainscreen facade system tested in accordance with BS 8414-1 and has successfully met the requirements of BR 135.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Facades, Research & Materials Testing, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
To recognise International Women’s Day on 8 March, safety expert OnSite Support has announced the measures it is taking to support women in construction.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Training