Features

2011-02-23 15:40

Most people in the construction industry understand why it is vital to reduce carbon emissions – not least to meet legally binding legislation. However, it is important that regulations and standards are clear, concise and not contradictory. Simon Keel of Daikin UK cuts through the confusion.

2011-02-23 15:30

Specialist building services contractors risk falling behind in the sustainability race with new competitors flooding into the market as the opportunities for retrofitting existing homes and offices grow, says David Frise, Head of Sustainability at the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA).

2011-02-22 17:39

Chris Barrett, Training Manager at the National Construction College (NCC), Europe’s largest construction training provider, assesses the importance of roofing training in the current climate and why businesses should invest in these much needed skills, both now and for the future.

2011-02-22 17:21

Roof construction and technology has always led the way in terms of significant building industry advances and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has been at the forefront of many new initiatives.

2011-02-22 17:08

Biofuels Media is running a Biogas Seminar and Study Tour of a recently commissioned 2MW Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Biogas plant based in Nottinghamshire, which uses energy crops grown locally as the base feedstock.

2011-02-22 16:58

Solicitors or lawyers often get a bad press with everyone having their favourite “bad lawyer” rip-off story. In reality we are not all that bad and some of us can be quite pleasant and beneficial. Sarah Shemmings, from Silver Shemmings LLP tells us how they can help...

2011-02-22 16:42

Most people think that flooding occurs when rivers burst their banks, but an even more serious problem is backflow flooding from sewers. Chris Ricketts, a specialist in drainage at BSS Industrial, outlines the scale of the problem and offers a brief guide to the type of prevention products available

2011-02-22 16:26

In March 2011, thousands of people from government departments, agencies, emergency responders, businesses and communities will be involved in one of the biggest emergency exercises ever to take place in the UK. The Environment Agency’s Peter Midgley, explains more…

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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