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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..
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
Full-service agency MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for 15 awards across 10 categories in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMAs).Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, news
There are a range of hands-free door opening solutions – available to suit all budgets and needs – that can help minimise the spread of infection, says the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, news, Security and Fire Protection
Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Video of the Week
As the UK moves towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and an ever-growing demand for housing, Baxi has launched a suite of products and services for heating and hot water systems – Baxi Assure.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency