Eco self-build, structural challenges and the latest Election report

  • 14 Apr 2015

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Glenigan report on UK Election

How will the UK General Election impact construction?

Having survived the recession, the construction industry is now healthy but getting a little nervous with the election looming. Our political masters promise much but most of us would settle for them signing up to the Hippocratic Oath First, do no harm.

Construction is still fundamentally strong, with Glenigan reporting a 36% surge in contract approvals and, according to Savills today, the commercial sector grew for 31st consecutive month with March being the fastest rate this year.

So, how will the general election impact UK construction? Download the free Glenigan report which assesses the main candidates and their priorities, looking at construction-specific issues that will directly impact the industry.

Seminars & training opportunities

Schüšck meets structural challenges at NEO Bankside

Seminars & training opportunities in Buildingtalk this week include Technology Talks at Vision London; live demos of passive fire protection; plus CPDs on specifying hygiene rooms and effective paint specification.

We also have news on the

  • eco benefits to self-build from corrugated sheeting
  • how structural challenges around thermal bridging are being met
  • latest on the Structural Timber Awards

Worlds most beautiful building?

Finally, take a look below at what I think is the worlds most beautiful 21st century building. If theres something better, email me the details and Ill include it in the Buildingtalk Blog.

Zaha Hadid – Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan

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