25 November 2014

‘Materials in Extreme Environments’ forum scheduled for December

The forum explores how environments can affect the behaviour of many materials Materials are often limited in their behaviour by the environment in which they are expected to operate or perform, with very high or low temperatures, high pressures, exposure to radiation, abrasive and corrosive conditions all having an impact on the performance abilities of[…]

  • 25 November 2014

24 November 2014

Zero carbon presentation provides solutions for housebuilders

The presentation was part of the Zero Carbon Hub’s ‘Low Energy Know How’ events Held in Grimsby, industry professionals and housebuilders were informed of the zero carbon journey, its definition and cost of meeting the standard, as well as being updated on the performance gap project, which aims to close the gap between the design[…]

  • 24 November 2014

24 November 2014

1.3 million tradespeople at risk of being exposed to asbestos

GGF support HSE new Beware Asbestos campaign The Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) is supporting the recently launched Health and Safety Executive (HSE) campaign to help tradespeople work more safely with asbestos and protect themselves from danger. HSE survey 1.3 million tradespeople are potentially at risk of being exposed to asbestos. many tradespeople at risk[…]

  • 24 November 2014

20 November 2014

Will offsite and fabric first transform construction?

Mike Stevenson, founding partner of Sidey Limited, writes on behalf of the Fabric First Academy about why Fabric First Academy has signed up to speak at the Offsite Construction and Buildings and Energy Efficiency incorporating Greenbuild Expo conferences and exhibitions in 2015. It is entirely consistent with what we see going on in the market[…]

  • 20 November 2014

20 November 2014

New infographic on the value of green alternatives to building materials

Green Alternatives Green buildings are a great alternative to conventional buildings as they are designed and constructed in a way that makes it sustainable and environmentally friendly. Although conventional buildings are very common, according to the World Green Building Council they consume approximately 30-40% of global energy, this is a particular problem for countries such[…]

  • 20 November 2014

20 November 2014

Life Sciences building forms a new landmark on Bristol skyline

In a speech to over 200 guests, staff and students, Sir David said: “We in Britain have been leaders in understanding the Life Sciences and you will be the leaders of tomorrow.   “Nothing could be more important in the area of scholarship than this. Understanding the natural sciences and the processes that brought us here[…]

  • 20 November 2014

19 November 2014

Interbuild revived, biometric building site access + latest products and projects

Round-up of latest construction industry news Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk Take a look at the full version of the weekly Buildingtalk Newsletter that was emailed to industry subscribers yesterday. You can subscribe for free here and you can follow us via Twitter. Interbuild revived, spectacular Grand Design, biometric building site access + latest products[…]

  • 19 November 2014

19 November 2014

Vapour control and vapour barrier installation

It is well known that using an AVCL (Air and Vapour Control Layer) in a building envelope will help to gain optimum energy efficiency and thus promote building longevity. This, however, can only be realistically achieved if the standard of installation is high. Over the course of a normal winter’s day up to 0.7kg of[…]

  • 19 November 2014

19 November 2014

Interbuild revived, biometric building site access + latest products & projects

Round-up of latest construction industry news Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk Take a look at the full version of the weekly Buildingtalk Newsletter that was emailed to industry subscribers yesterday. You can subscribe for free here and you can follow us via Twitter. Interbuild revived, spectacular Grand Design, biometric building site access + latest products[…]

  • 19 November 2014

18 November 2014

Japanese window industry visit BFRC to see UK energy ratings system

The visit was funded by the Japanese government to support the Japanese window industry in looking into creating a similar system to the one provided by BFRC and considered to be a world leading energy ratings systems. The delegation came specifically came to the UK to meet the BFRC team and find out how the[…]

  • 18 November 2014