Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes
We begin this first Buildingtalk newsletter of the year with a quick look back at some of 2013’s most read stories. Almost 500 readers used the link to the Buildingtalk website to read all about the Geberit toilet installed at The Shard, with this highest loo in Europe featuring in a list of the world’s must-pee places’
Other top stories included: footballing legend Bryan Robson pictured on Buildingtalk looking for rooflights at Howells; Schueco showing how they can complete complex 3D facade designs with spectacular shapes using standard profiles; Jaga launched the UK’s slimmest all-in-one heating, cooling & ventilating radiator; and a report on my visit to the Mitsubishi Electric project at Kingston on Thames providing the first UK renewable heat from rivers.
This week’s Markit/CIPS report shows output, new orders and jobs in house-building, commercial projects and civil engineering are all on the up. The latest Glenigan Index showed an overall 15% rise in projects in December compared to the previous year plus retail starts doubled in Q4 and Education project starts were up 35%. You can follow Buildingtalk on Twitter to get all the latest breaking news.
Below we have this year’s first pick of new product and project summaries. You can use the links below to access the full stories and downloads. If you have news for 2014 to share with the industry, do send details to me via [email protected]
As part of its own contribution to improving air quality, NHS Property Services chose to replace the roof of the Hattersley Health Centre in Hyde, Greater Manchester, with the help of BMI.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Project Specification Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, says the drive to reduce cost must not be allowed to compromise the safety performance of a building, ahead of Fire Door Safety Week.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Seminars
Aggreko has developed its new Dryer DewPoint Monitoring System for its Oil Free Air Compressor product line.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts
How do you ensure a fresh, comfortable environment in an internal space the size of 11 football pitches, which can accommodate the transfer of up to 55 million people a year? Gilberts Blackpool have the answer…Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation