Riding the Solarcoaster, house boom for elderly, energy saving paints

  • 4 Aug 2015

BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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Whats New in Building includes riding the Solarcoaster, big house boom for the elderly, energy saving paints, overheating homes, smart phone lighting controls, Scotland Build Expo, Rio Olympic build update, plus Mad Men andamp; Architecture, and more

Riding the Solarcoaster

The UK Governments latest Solarcoaster dithering is in sharp contrast to Barack Obamas final push to provide a real legacy with his Clean Power Plan that will significantly boost renewable energy sources.

Find out why the cancellation of the Green Deal was no surprise to the GGF who say they will work with the current Government to make new policy and build a system that works.

Maybe its time to support the Building a British Solar Future campaign?

House boom for elderly

In the week that the latest ONS GDP figures show the UK economy now back to pre-crisis levels, the NHBC reported a 12% increase in house building including a big rise in new homes for elderly – read the full review.

Sustainability news

  • New detailed long range UK weather forecast for next 85 years will help engineers with building design;
  • Zehnders eBook Comfort, Health andamp; Indoor Air Quality tackles the rising problem of overheating in homes;
  • Energy saving roof andamp; facade paints from Alltimes Coatings
  • Kii and Yankon Lighting offer energy efficient lighting systems controlled via smart phones
  • How magnetic filters from Grant Engineering offer protection for central heating systems

Industry Events

  • Digital visualisation exhibition at The Building Centre in London
  • new Scotland Build Expo focused on Scotlands construction boom
  • details of Live-Zone demonstrations at Timber Expo, one of the 9 shows during UK Construction Week

More types of construction vehicles to be included in HGV regulations says FTA

Latest project stories

  • Urban retreat for the homeless wins FAKRO inspires – Space for new visions international competition for architects
  • Protan Single ply roofing membrane for activity centre refurbishment
  • HI-MACS natural acrylic stone for refurbishment of Dutch town hall
  • Aintree University Hospital refurbishment completed by Novus
  • CMS Window Systems offer social housing specifiers the right products
  • Klobers Permo air underlay for roof refurbishment of church in Kingston

Video of the Week

Will construction for Rio 2016 Olympic Games be ready in time? The latest time-lapse video shows how it is taking shape.

Mad Men andamp; Architecture

We look at the influence of Modernism on architecture and interior design from Le Courbusierto Mad Men great infographic too!

Hinkley Nuclear plant contracts – EDF names preferred British bidders on andpound;14b project

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