Skyscrapers without shadows and Green Deal glazing mystery

  • 17 Mar 2015

Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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Skyscrapers without shadows, Green Deal glazing mystery and Britains ugliest building gone in 30 seconds – plus the latest product and project news from Buildingtalk..

New build compliance with latest Part L regs

Highlights from the latest Buildingtalk Newsletter begins with advice for new-build compliance with latest Part L regs; the Glass andamp; Glazing Federation (GGF) look at why, despite the hype, only 47 windows have been installed under the Green Deal; and how optimising safety systems in buildings saves lives.

FLIR video demonstrating the first full-featured professional thermal imaging camera

New product stories include a FLIR video demonstrating the first full-featured professional thermal imaging camera for building applications that fits in your pocket; new Advanced Electronics emergency lighting test system; infra-red smoke detectors for large spaces from Fire Fighting Enterprises; and a crowd-funded eco-revolution in window cleaning.

Top projects include Brett Martin rooflights for the spectacular wave roof at Heathrows new Terminal; ASSA ABLOY wireless lock access control for a University; and a Newton waterproofing solution for a housing development at the old training grounds for London Irish Rugby club.

UK Construction Week has launched its Hosted Buyers programme plus we have an update on the latest exhibitors and event partners that have signed up for the big event in October at the NEC.

Skyscrapers without shadows

Twitter is awash with spectacular new buildings including skyscrapers without shadows; a modular 57 storey skyscraper building 3 floors a day; an eagles view swooping down from the worlds tallest tower; and the largest ever model of London showing andpound;100bn of development.


Pocket thermal camera for building inspectors andamp; professionals


Stroma Certification offer a new business protection insurance for installers

New emergency lighting testing system launched by Advanced Electronic

FFEs infra-red beam smoke detectors for large interior spaces

Mitsubishi Electric Lossnay mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units to each floor as well as a City Multi R2 heat recovery air conditioning system for etc.venues latest meeting and training venue

Double sided tape from tesa

that eliminates the need for mechanical fastening and liquid adhesives


Mitsubishi Electric heat recovery air conditioning and ventilation for etc.venues latest meeting and training venue

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) lift and escalator maintenance contract for Stannah

Wetherby external wall insulation for Tenby seaside housing development

Secondary glazing from Selectaglaze for listed building near St. Pauls Cathedral


Largest ever model of London shows andpound;100bn of currentandamp;future development – see it at The Building Centre in London

See the largest ever model of London (at the Building Centre) shows andpound;100bn of current andamp; future development

New London skyscraper that wont have a shadow – see how it works

Watch an eagle soar with a camera from worlds tallest building – Wow!

Watch live video of Britains ugliest building being demolished in 30 seconds

New andpound;3.6m construction skills centre in College to offer courses for 10k students

Time-lapse video of modular factory built 57 storey skyscraper in China – 3 storeys built a day!

Best city-building SIM for wannabe town planners?

What Londons biggest building site will look like – 20k homes andamp; andpound;15bn spend

Is this the best city-building SIM for wannabe town planners?

UK Building Societies report strong 2014 results and Fitch Ratings expects more growth in 2015

NHBC research explores how young people view house building as a career choice



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