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.
ASSA ABLOY Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, offers a cradle-to-grave approach for its steel and timber doorsets, while the UK looks towards a year of recovery.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Steel and Structural Frames, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products
Following the success of Newton Waterproofing’s live CPD events last year, Newton Technical Director Richard Crossley will be delivering the company’s first monthly RIBA approved CPD webinar of 2021, on Tuesday 9 March at 1pm.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has made its structural glazing technology Pilkington Planar™ available via building information modelling (BIM).Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Facades, Glass, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Crown Decorating Centres’ Warrington branch has donated a thousand litres of Crown Trade Paint to 100 flood-hit local residents.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation