19 February 2015

Sustainability campaign supported by Mitsubishi Electric

The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation’s sustainability campaign has been launched to encourage the development of a green community The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation developed its ‘I’m a Green Warrior’ campaign with the aim of promoting the development of a greener community in Wigan. The Foundation wants schools, colleges, businesses and individuals to engage with its[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Construction apprenticeships encouraged by the BDA

The BDA visited York College for one of its #LOVEBRICK roadshow events. The company is currently developing the programme for 2015 Many companies are unwilling to commit to the lengthy apprenticeship training programme that is required to train the new generation of workers. In a recent proposal, Ed Miliband aims to tackle this by encouraging[…]

  • 19 February 2015

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Insulation system for penthouse roof terrace

The roof terrace required a slim-line insulation system to compliment its clean-cut look In partnership with Albion Homes, USE Architects constructed a multi-use 5 storey building on Mentmore Terrace’s vacant plot. A 3 bedroom penthouse with a roof terrace was built at the top of the property. For the terrace, the architects required an insulation[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Daikin wins Best Chiller Manufacturer of the Year

Daikin had success at the Climate Control Awards 2014 The award was presented to Daikin for its committment to providing high efficiency, low noise and environmental friendliness across its range of chillers. The company’s EWAD-C range (Nom 617 to 2008kW), as featured in Space Airconditioning’s New Applied System’s Portfolio, was commended at the ceremony. Daikin[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Waterproofing for wine cellar

Triton’s TT Waterstop, a hydrophilic strip embedded in TT Swellmastic, was used to waterproof the construction joints The basement of the new property, which will be used as a wine cellar, has been constructed from concrete. Triton’s TT Admix has been designed as a chemical treatment that allows for the waterproofing and protection of concrete.[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Natural stone paving for police training centre

Brett Landscaping provided the training centre with its Fens Moss Yorkstone paving and its Omega block paving which are both manufactured using UK sourced natural stone The new Carr Gate training centre has been developed by Interserve to house training facilities for West Yorkshire Police. The training school, which has been built for use by[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Construction companies advised to prepare for Generation Z

Construction companies must make use of today’s technology to attract the generation that will not be able to remember what life was like without the internet Skill shortages are having a detrimental impact on the construction industry with 43 different sectors now experiencing the effects. Recent results from the Construction News Barometer have shown that[…]

  • 19 February 2015

18 February 2015

Smart cities, stadia fire safety & £6bn for school buildings

Round-up of latest construction industry news Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk Subscribe to the Buildingtalk Newsletter for free Link to latest Editors Newsletter Follow Buildingtalk via Twitter Smart cities, Stadia fire safety, £6bn for school buildings + new products & projects The latest Buildingtalk Newsletter highlights how new business worth £250 billion by 2020 will[…]

  • 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

CE Mark awarded to staircase manufacturers

British Spirals and Castings’ architectural products have achieved the CE Mark When a product meets EU environmental, health protection and safety requirements, it is awarded the CE Mark. The CE Mark is a declaration that the product meets these requirements and enables it to move freely within the European market. It became mandatory for all[…]

  • 18 February 2015