BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
Is the building industry falling in love again with exhibitions?
There seems to be a welcome renaissance in UK building shows with Media 10 announcing a 5 year tenancy contract with the NEC for UK Construction Week – you can watch the video trailer to find out why Something Big is Happening!
We have details on the latest Fastrack online CPD module via Buildingtalk – a great way to find out about new products + gain valuable CPD points too!
The Tory press say abolishing Green Deal is good you can use this Twitter link to RT your view
Or comment on the The Guardian protest that the Government has killed off Green Deal for home insulation.
Building supports the CIOB plans to help combat Modern Slavery: The dark side of construction. CIOB chief executive Chris Blythe outlines the scale of the issue: Our sector is rife with human rights abuses. Bonded labour, delayed wages, abysmal working and living conditions, withholding of passports and limitations of movement are all forms of modern slavery. The CIOB is producing a toolkit to help organisations become more socially responsible.
Also, the highest workplace fatalities happen in the building sector. This was brought into sharp focus recently when construction firms were fined andpound;200K after workers death on Debenhams project. We ask why is construction the UKs most dangerous industry?
The UKs largest Construction trade show – watch the trailer!
a link to my latest Blog for an invitation to meet me in Paris at the worlds biggest building show. Batimat attracts over 350k visitors, including 32k architects from across the world including are over 80k visitors from outside France including 60 international delegations.
This year I am part of the judging team for the Innovation Awards which will form part of Batimat. For the first time, videos of nominated and winning products will be projected onto giant Innovation Towers in areas of each hall specifically dedicated to innovation.
GGF Chief Executive Nigel Rees commented that the cancellation of the Green Deal was no surprise to the GGF:
During the last Government, the GGF constantly worked with the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the development of Green Deal and ECO and consistently explained why both programmes would not work for the replacement window industry.This has been proven by the extremely low numbers of glazing measures installations, 223 under Green Deal and 972 under ECO. Combined, these figures do not even make up 0.1% of the total measures installed under the schemes.The GGF will work with the current Government to make new policy and build a system that works.
ASSA ABLOY Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, offers a cradle-to-grave approach for its steel and timber doorsets, while the UK looks towards a year of recovery.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Steel and Structural Frames, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products
Following the success of Newton Waterproofing’s live CPD events last year, Newton Technical Director Richard Crossley will be delivering the company’s first monthly RIBA approved CPD webinar of 2021, on Tuesday 9 March at 1pm.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has made its structural glazing technology Pilkington Planar™ available via building information modelling (BIM).Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Facades, Glass, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Crown Decorating Centres’ Warrington branch has donated a thousand litres of Crown Trade Paint to 100 flood-hit local residents.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation