Check-out construction growth news via Buildingtalk on Twitter [see links below] which includes reports on the 15th successive month of solid growth, record staff hiring and bankruptcies down 18%. If you want to see what projects the top contractors in the UK are working on, you can download the latest Glenigan league tables here.
Housebuilding rates in the UK are now at their highest for a decade but the Treasury says Britain still needs to build 300,000 new houses every year. However, skills shortages are highlighted by a report that London needs 9000 carpenters, plasterers and roofers to cope with demands
Future proofing buildings is a growing priority with architects and specifiers. So our round-up of building products and projects news begins with a virtually indestructible waterproofing system. If you have a new product that is extending the life of building in a significant way, do send through the details.
On the training front we have a new CPD from flat roofing experts Sika Trocal plus BM TRADA’s latest one day timber frame courses examine building methods and offer engineering guidance.