BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
The latest round-up of industry news includes Greenbelt abandoned, Smart Homes video, renewable power surge + new products & project stories
Research by Glenigan for a BBC programme tonight will show an alarming 5 fold increase in homes built on greenbelt land, with over a third in or around Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and much more in the pipeline. Im no NIMBY but this is madness – your comments please!
Other news includes:
.and with 37m people in the UK now using smart phones, Toolstation offer electric sockets that include a USB port how sensible is that!
I will begin on the ASSA ABLOY stand at IFSEC getting their take on how open platforms win business. Do be in touch if you are exhibiting and have something new for me to review.
Angela Breckenridge<[email protected]> 10/6/2015
I think building on green belt is crazy for several reasons:
Full-service agency MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for 15 awards across 10 categories in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs).Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, news
There are a range of hands-free door opening solutions – available to suit all budgets and needs – that can help minimise the spread of infection, says the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, news, Security and Fire Protection
Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Video of the Week
As the UK moves towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and an ever-growing demand for housing, Baxi has launched a suite of products and services for heating and hot water systems – Baxi Assure.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency