• 01 May 2014

  • 01 May 2014

  • 01 May 2014

  • 01 May 2014

01 May 2014

Ceiling collapse can be avoided with the correct specification

Critical to the safety and security of a suspended ceiling and its associated equipment are the top fixings. BS EN 13964:2004 Suspended ceilings – Requirements and Test Methods states that “the type and number of top fixings shall be specified,” and “the selection of top fixing method shall be detailed on the relevant drawings”. However,[…]

  • 01 May 2014

  • 01 May 2014

30 April 2014

CareerStructure survey asks if the housing boom is really translating into jobs

Industry professionals are split on whether the UK is heading towards a housing bubble. This is leading to uncertainty regarding job prospects in the sector, with over half (57%) of industry professionals feeling that the increase in residential sales is not translating to jobs.  The survey of over 500 industry professionals by specialist built-environment job[…]

  • 30 April 2014

29 April 2014

World-first whole-house retrofit success + Google smart homes

World-first whole-house retrofit success Google smart homes Saint-Gobain Salford House Effective city-wide urban retrofit is still the Holy Grail for a truly sustainable future. It is a big challenge and needs research-based solutions and perhaps some ‘blue-sky thinking’. Saint-Gobain’s support for a ‘world-first’ whole-house retrofit research project at Salford University is featured below. It is[…]

  • 29 April 2014

  • 28 April 2014

  • 28 April 2014