BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
The latest round-up of industry news includes the dream of a modular-built Sky City, fast-track housing proposals, construction industry honours, and movable walls at the iconic Battersea Power Station development.
Big companies falling foul of EU Timber Regulations as BM TRADA report that 50% of wood tested werent even the species they were purported to be. So what chance have we of protecting endangered species?
Architects seem to welcome Mayor of London proposals for fast-track new housing including affordable andamp; private rental homes – comments please for inclusion in a Buildingtalk feature andamp; response to this draft planning guidance.
Other new research says private housebuilders could build 150k homes by 2020 if certain barriers removed.
Or why not dream big a modular built new Sky City planned in Changsha, China will include the worlds tallest tower. And take a look at the video of flat-pack skyscrapers in China that take just 19 days to build a 57-storey tower!
Antimicrobial coating agent succeeded in wiping out almost all bacteria that is usually present in classrooms, according to the results of the recent trial now Contour incorporate the BioCote coating in their LST radiator guards.
Getting your business on the road – complete Trade package solution from Hitachi includes new van models, racking systems and tools, plus new vehicle signage.
Details soon on my visitt to the Protection andamp; Management (5 shows) at ExCel, London + REHAU at The Building Centre + London Build 2015 at the O2.
We have more details below about UK Construction Week (9 shows) at NEC, Birmingham highlighted in a new preview magazine, plus a chance to win free tickets to The Ashes this summer.
GGF are to support The Build Show with speakers and seminars.
Video demos new ready-made basins for the bathroom, sinks for the kitchen and basins for the healthcare sector launched by DuPont Corian
Our congratulations to all those from construction industry in the Queens Birthday Honours including Adrian White (Biwater), Andrew Mitchell (Crossrail andamp; Tideway Tunnel), Geoff French (ICE), and Judy Lowe (CITB).
Danish-manufactured Troldtekt panels are commonly specified across the UK and Europe – here’s how they have been used in a pair of projects in their homeland.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Ceilings, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
Abloy UK has added another course to its comprehensive Academy – Electric Locking for Fire and Escape Doors.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Doors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Security and Fire Protection, Training
At the recent GGF Members’ Week, an expert panel from industry and politics gathered to debate the impact of Brexit on the glazing sector.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Seminars, Windows
Crown Paints has continued its efforts to add colour to people’s lives during these unprecedented times, through a series of paint donations to community projects nationwide.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation