Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes
Whilst floods in Somerset and elsewhere dominate the news, Local Authorities are still saying yes to new housing on high risk flood plains, ignoring Environment Agency advice. You can follow this link on Twitter if you want to comment.
Last week I was a guest of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) at their annual awards that celebrated excellence in architectural technology. The report below gives details about the award winners. CIAT plays a vital role in ensuring competence in design and encouraging constructive links to get the most out of collaboration on projects.
Buildingtalk is promoting the work of CIAT by publishing regular updates including exemplar projects, beginning with the Louise Hamilton Centre project by LSI Architects which won them the top CIAT Award.
During February, CoRE, the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, has a useful Masterclass programme focused on Social Housing retrofits, including energy efficiency – use this link for more details.
Finally, new CITB research reports that 182k new construction jobs will be created across UK in next 5 years. You can use the latest Buildingtalk JOBsearchto see what opportunities are already out there.
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