Trade Show ‘selfies’ competition, BIM resolving conflicts + industry growth news

  • 11 Feb 2014

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.


Trade Show ‘selfies’ competition to find the face of FIT Show 2014

Impact of BIM on collaboration and in resolving project conflicts

Gypsum fibre panels offer impact resistance and increased fire safety

 Civils and drainage company gives away JCB mini digger in prize draw

Masonry prefabrication seminars taking place with the BDA this April

 8 reasons why so much cold air in data centres being wasted

Truss software allows for easi-joint and ceiling ties to be combined  

Conservatory installation companies urged to give Build Over feedback

 Crack stitching system eliminates risk of cracking and corrosion

Cylinder brochure launched by Abloy features range of security systems


Low energy cooling and ventilation system installed at laboratory

Acoustic, smoke and fire systems company opens new Australian base

Clearview glass Juliet balconies with colour privacy film for new school annex

Cleanroom steel doors fitted at hospital for hygienic secure solution

Achilles Building Confidence audit five star rating awarded to Prater

Glazed screen with fixed and horizontal sliding units fitted at cafe

Steam boilers from Fulton keep beer flowing at Bath Ales brewery

Window replacement and external wall insulation systems brochure

Latest industry job opportunities

Latest from FASTRAK CAD


Scotframe manufacturing and panel production process for timber frame systems


Impact of BIM on collaboration & resolving project conflicts

Trade Show SELFIES competition to find the face The FIT Show – great prizes!

Video shows how to make the most of post-recession construction industry opportunities

Third consecutive quarter of construction industry growth in Q4 – best in 5 years

Translucent polycarbonate roof will project ‘vivid illumination’ shows at Winter Olympics

Tidal power plants could provide 10% of UK energy by 2023

NewBUILD SHOW at NEC 28-30 April 2015 with focus on contractors and builders

8 reasons why so much cold air in Data Centres is being wasted

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