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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Following the success of Newton Waterproofing’s live CPD events last year, Newton Technical Director Richard Crossley will be delivering the company’s first monthly RIBA approved CPD webinar of 2021, on Tuesday 9 March at 1pm.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has made its structural glazing technology Pilkington Planar™ available via building information modelling (BIM).Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Facades, Glass, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Crown Decorating Centres’ Warrington branch has donated a thousand litres of Crown Trade Paint to 100 flood-hit local residents.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation