Crossrail is the biggest engineering project in Europe and as it makes its way through one of the most historic cities in the world, it has uncovered some fascinating artefacts from London’s past.
External wall insulation is set to play a major role in overhauling the energy efficiency of Britain’s residential and commercial properties under the Green Deal. Holly Jobbins of the Insulated Render and Cladding Association looks ahead.
In order to equal level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes for its new build development in Dursley, house builder Bloor Homes required solar technology. Following an EcoMaster specification provided by Redland, Bloor Homes chose Redland’s roof integrated Solar PV tiles alongside Double Roman interlocking concrete tiles and Duo Plain concrete plain tiles installed by roofing contractor Brown Roofing and their solar division BR Solar.
Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing and a ZinCo Green Roof system from Alumasc have been used on Belfast Metropolitan College’s new £44m campus. The project recently won Environmental project of the Year at the Sustainable Ireland Awards 2011 and has achieved one of the top BREEAM ratings.
Power On Connections, an Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for electrical infrastructure to large commercial, industrial and residential developments, is pioneering radical changes to the electricity distribution market resulting in greater choice, faster connections and reduced costs for construction managers.
Supporters of charities connected with the construction industry are this month being invited to nominate their organisation to be considered for backing from an international firm.
With less than 100 days to go before the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Dow Building Solution’s STYROFOAM products will have a part to play.
ISG recently hosted an event at its Ipswich office to encourage more school age girls to consider a career in construction.