BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
Living in London, I see at first hand the dangers of cycling and the death toll is rising. Heavy goods vehicles make up just 4 per cent of the cities traffic, but are involved in around half of cyclist fatalities. So, well done to CEMEX and Tarmac for introducing the new Mercedes-Benz Econic truck which is a massive improvement and will save lives.
Record UK new construction work is set to beat the pre-recession peak of 2007 and there are strong signs of big tender price rises ahead.
However, construction skills shortages are still a major concern with 56% of vacancies in the sector judged hard to fill in the latest UKCES poll.
On the modular build front, the UKs largest project is a andpound;40m accommodation block for Hinkley Point Nuclear Power; plus the Government are looking at German prefabricated housing solutions for the UK housing shortage.
Our video of the week is a live bomb test we are showing to celebrate 10 years since Wrightstyle launched their multi-pane bomb resistant glazing system.
UKs tallest bridge – Queensferry Crossing rising from Firth of Forth
Is this the ultimate tree house? Comes with zip wire and style
How to build a hi-tech, eco-friendly home in the city
And finally, have we gone Barking mad? There are reports of 10 bids for every new apartment in Barking despite it being voted UKs Worst Place To Live.
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has received many calls and emails from anxious Members regarding the Government’s new Green Homes Grant Scheme.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows
Granada Glazing is seeking clarification on whether secondary glazing is included in the Government’s recently announced £2 billion Green Homes Grant Scheme.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows
Following recent meetings with Government, the GGF recently heard from Government officials that there would be a major announcement regarding energy efficiency in the UK.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows
A Waterproofing Designer’s philosophy defines what they wish to accomplish in the design of their waterproofing system and which principles they will use to do so, as Delta Membranes explain here.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Floors, Membranes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls