Trade Show ‘selfies’ competition, BIM resolving conflicts + industry growth news
Selfie promo for the FIT Show 2014
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes
If you are a fan of selfies’, get out your smartphone and snap a prize-winning photo that will be featured as part of promoting FIT Show 2014, the Fabricator Installer Trade Show. Take a look at an example via this link. Somebody has to win these competitions, as demonstrated by winners of a JCB mini digger worth £30k at a recent Jewson event.
The Buildingtalk VIDEO OF THE WEEK takes a looks at UK timber frame manufacturing. We also have a feature article on the impact of BIM in resolving project conflicts.
The latest economic news includes a Glenigan report that stalled schemes are at their lowest level since before crash; CPA report on 3 consecutive quarters of construction industry growth, the best in 5 years; plus construction output is expected to rise by 3.4% in 2014 and by a further 5.2% in 2015.
And finally, with the UK floods bringing climate change back into focus, Buildingtalk tweets included news about tidal power plants that could provide 10% of UK energy by 2023.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Scotframe manufacturing and panel production process for timber frame systems
TWEETS OF THE WEEK