What’s new in building: Super sewer, Top Gear invite and graffiti

  • 25 Aug 2015

BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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We begin this week by asking is Londons andpound;4.2bn Super Sewer really money well spent or just money down the drain?

Mitsubishi Electric HQ energy efficiency

We also look at how energy efficiency upgrades are impacting costs with a video about the Mitsubishi HQ, plus an ABC+D Magazine case study about one of the lowest energy consuming public buildings in the UK.

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Latest industry economic news

As the world economy has an attack of the jitters, led by downward corrections on the China market, here is a reassuring reminder that UK construction numbers are still good:

Skills shortage

  • FMB report that two thirds of building companies turn down work because of skills shortage
  • CITB say 224,000 builders and other workers needed in next 5 years

Video of the Week

Mitsubishi demonstrates how to reduce energy use in your building

Best Lego build repair?

More project andamp; product news

Graffiti humour

And finally

On the comedy front via Twitter @buildingtalk here are links to the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe and my favourite graffiti quip

..and is this the best LEGO build repair or can you do better?

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