Robot brickies, keeping cool in Sochi, and housebuilder profits surge
We begin with a quick exhibition update. This week you can visit Data Centre World, at London’s ExCel to find out 10 reasons why Energetics beat traditional energy providers; next week it is Ecobuild, also at ExCel – follow the link for the latest show review and to register for tickets; and registration is now open for FIT, the Fabricator Installer Trade Show in Telford in June.
Our VIDEO OF THE WEEK features Causeway Technologies vision for the future of construction.
Our first featured project story is about how Bitzer refrigeration compressors keeping it cool in Sochi.
New products include a concealed 3D hinge solution from SFS intec; a new DPC protection system from IKO plc; plus a new range of power tools from Robert Bosch.
Bovis report a surge of 48% in profits which is not surprising when house building now accounts for a third of all UK contracts awarded by value. And to put into perspective the more modest growth in infrastructure spending, the city of Wuhan in China is planning to spend more on infrastructure than the whole of the UK will over the next 5 years.
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