BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
The latest round-up of industry news includes videos on wiring for Smart homes andamp; innovative glass coatings + balconies without planning permission.
The corruption at FIFA has dominated the news but we should be more concerned that it may cost 4,000 building workers lives to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In my Blog on Buildingtalk today I ask if our industry should be leading the calls for a boycott by sponsors andamp; football fans? Comments please.
We also feature images from 8 major tall building fires around the world as a reminder about the importance of the latest International Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference on in London in July.
And finally, VISION LONDON begins today at Olympia in London. I am visiting tomorrow so if you are exhibiting or speaking at this event, do email me if you have something new I should see or we should all know about.
Installing radiators in a live environment poses unique challenges for the installer, which are amplified in care-cantered environments, such as hospitals, as Contour explain here…Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing
Dowsil sealants have been supplied by the Sherwin Williams Company to one of Dow’s leading Quality Bond customers, Architectural Engineering Ltd (AEL).Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
Kalzip has had its FC rainscreen facade system tested in accordance with BS 8414-1 and has successfully met the requirements of BR 135.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Facades, Research & Materials Testing, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
To recognise International Women’s Day on 8 March, safety expert OnSite Support has announced the measures it is taking to support women in construction.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Training