Brick Development Association rebuts brick shortage accusations

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has responded to what it sees as “highly misleading and unhelpful” comment from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and...

Bad weather impacts winter construction starts

The construction sector is suffering from its worst winter since 2013, according to the latest figures released today by Glenigan. The value of new work starting...

Dispute resolution

Sarah Nolan, head of commercial law at QualitySolicitors Jackson Canter, discusses the problems that arise with contractors, how they can be remedied and why a good site or project manager is worth their weight in gold.

Inta launches new heat interface unit

Inta has introduced its ‘HIPER’ high performance heat interface unit (HIU), designed to deliver heating and hot water whilst improving energy efficiency and minimising...

‘Healthier’ stores could improve profits, report finds

Retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores, according to a major report...

Plan to succeed

To ensure the shelf-life and efficient running of M&E equipment, Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is essential, says Chris Wollen, chairman at Ergro.

Energy seminars take centre stage at Ecobuild

Ecobuild 2016 is set feature an 'energy' learning hub, featuring a series of case study-led seminars. The CPD-accredited programme is designed to provide exhibitors and visitors with...

Flood preparation

When constructing new homes in areas that may become prone to flooding, it’s important to build in flood resistance and flood resilience, says Hudson Lambert, director at Safeguard Europe.

GAF acquires Icopal for €1bn

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has purchased roofing and waterproofing specialist Icopal from Investcorp for an enterprise value of approximately €1bn. Miguel Kohlmann, CEO of Icopal, said:...

Designing out crime

With new homes now subject to security standard regulation, Jon Cole, national operations manager of Police initiative Secured by Design, reviews the steps that need to be taken to reduce neighbourhood crime and ensuring legislative compliance.