New technology means faster building projects set-up

  • 15 Oct 2013

Follow the links below for more details, and remember too that Buildingtalk offers instant access to both CAD and BIM files from a wide range of companies via FastrackCAD

Latest happy stats include private house building up 1.6% from July to August and 18.1% growth year-on-year; and overall construction output is up 4% on a year ago.

On the building worker blacklisting saga: just as we seemed to be nearing a resolution, with the leading firms involved offering to set up a compensation fund, we now have more details emerging about police and security services collusion, which may prove to be a bigger story.

PPG Architectural Coatings are looking for a new Charity Partner including for their Johnstone’s and Leyland paint brands. Do apply, and the employees at PPG will be deciding who gets their support.

And a reminder about BATIMAT, the world’s biggest Building exhibition, which opens in Paris next month. It’s a great event and a chance to see new products from around the world.

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Three special offers from the FMB for Britain’s best builders

Supefast 4G reduces set-up time on remote project sites

First eGuide from Jaga offers download on Facade Heating

Download NEACO product files via National BIM (Building Information Modelling) Library

Low maintenance PVCu cladding sales up by 40%   

Geberit autumn training days on latest sanitary systems

Ventilation and hot water solutions on nationwide EcoSHOWCASE exhibition tour

Full cost for the FENSA MTC Card scheme announced

Moisture vapour suppressant achieves BREEAM and EC1 accreditation

Automated walls offer security and convenience

 

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SAP highlights Dimplex Quantum energy savings compared with conventional storage heaters

 

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How Baxi-SenerTec MINI-CHP installation helped reduce costs at London Fire Brigade

RigiSystems profiled cladding stars in TV Grand Designs project

New SES Co-op Centre features Professional Gloss from Johnstone’s

Duraplas multi-coloured plastic profiles for Alton Towers Waterpark

Automatic external defibrillator donated to Clipper Yacht Race

Pearlazzo PUR flooring for Cyberknife Radiosurgery facility

Sustainable Mapei products help with top BREEAM rating for school

Hammersmith interiors fit-out project completed by Saracen

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TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Eric Pickles Government Minister to turn UK into ‘nation of self-builders’ via subsidies + tax help

Special offers from FMB for Britain’s builders includes free saw

International Art of Building photography contest goes mobile

Police colluded in secret plan to blacklist 3,200 building workers

Output in construction Industry, August up 4% on year ago, home building leads way

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