Joint Contracts Tribunal releases BIM practice note

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the practice note “Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working”. The practice note is intended as...

All-weather coat

Nigel Alltimes, managing director at Alltimes Coatings, explains how new liquid coatings from Denmark can help reduce damp and improve the energy efficiency of UK buildings.

BSRIA warns against possible VAT hike for renewables

BSRIA is concerned with the outcome of a government consultation in which a proposed a 15% VAT hike for domestic solar panels and other...

Loud and clear

As work continues on the first Multi-Comfort school, Stacey Temprell, residential sector director at Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, discusses how acoustic quality can contribute to user comfort, as well as the importance of taking a holistic approach to building design.

Government pledges to regenerate sink estates

The country’s “worst” council housing estates are set to be removed and replaced under new plans announced today by Prime Minister, David Cameron. The Government...

Government pledges to regenerate sink estates to catalyse new building

The country’s “worst” council housing estates are set to be removed and replaced under new plans announced today by Prime Minister, David Cameron. The Government...

Entering efficiency

Jonathan Nobbs, head of technical and marketing, Pedestrian Door Solutions at Assa Abloy Entrance Systems, says a detailed examination of a building’s entry and exit points can provide valuable insight as to whether door systems are performing to required standards.

Vent-Axia launches app-controlled unitary fan

Vent-Axia has launched the Bluetooth-enabled Svara fan, said to be the UK’s first App-controlled unitary fan. Delivered factory set for continuous operation at low speed, with...

Lift Directive explained

The new Lift Directive 2014/33/EU (95/16/EC recast) comes into force on 20 April 2016, and with no transition period, specifiers must be ready, says Nick Mellor, director of the Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) and LIFTEX 2016.

Reduced timeframe

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive at the Structural Timber Association, examines the benefits of building with timber frame and how it can offer a viable resolution to the UK housing crisis.