18 February 2014

Flood resilient new towns, Ecobuild previews + Teapot House for sale

Flood resilient new towns, Ecobuild previews + Teapot House for sale We are expecting recriminations to rise as flood waters recede. However, what we really need is positive solutions to increasingly challenging weather patterns. Ed Milliband announced Labour plans for flood resilient new towns and garden cities around London. Let us know your ideas or[…]

  • 18 February 2014

17 February 2014

Construction recruitment specialist initiatives as a community partner

McGinley Support Services: A community partner Watford Ladies FC are set to enter the FA Women’s Super League with McGinley Support Services as full First Team, Reserves and Development Team sponsors. Hopefully this will inspire more young people to get into sport and encourage more private sector investment into similarly under-funded areas. John Salomon, Watford’s[…]

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11 February 2014

Trade Show ‘selfies’ competition, BIM resolving conflicts + industry growth news

Selfie promo for the FIT Show 2014 Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes… If you are a fan of ‘selfies’, get out your smartphone and snap a prize-winning photo that will be featured as part of promoting FIT Show 2014, the Fabricator Installer Trade Show. Take a look at an example via this link. Somebody has[…]

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05 February 2014

Building on flood plains, promoting competence & 182k new construction jobs

  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[…]

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30 January 2014

First European edition of the classic ‘Building Construction Illustrated’ guide

European Building Construction Illustrated  By Francis DK Ching & Mark Mulville, Published by Wiley, January 2014, £34.99 Paperback, ISBN: 9781119953173 For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition provides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in Europe.[…]

  • 30 January 2014

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