On the Table: Information Technology

With the Government’s deadline for Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) just around the corner, we asked our panel of BIM-compliant manufacturers how they have approached adoption of the technology in its infancy, and how engagement has benefitted them and the industry so far.

Re-vamped Manchester Victoria station revealed

The re-vamped Manchester Victoria station was unveiled today, following a £44m upgrade. The station, once dubbed Britain’s worst train station, features a new roof built...

Payment procedures

Jahanara Hussein, senior associate, and Tom Botterill, trainee solicitor at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon, outline the importance of adhering to agreed payment procedures, in light of two recent cases which saw expensive disputes ensue from disagreement over contract payment terms.

Manufacturer optimism remains high, despite weaker Q3 product sales

Weaker product sales during Q3 has not dampened optimism over future prospects, according to the Construction Products Association's latest State of Trade Survey. The survey...

Seal of approval

With clients continually demanding more from window sealant products, Peter Thompson, general manager, ISO-Chemie UK, explains why solutions need to deliver both high levels of performance and ease of installation.

Origin introduces twin flush casement window system

Origin, the British manufacturer of bi-folding doors, windows and blinds, has launched a new window system. The Origin Window is said to be the first...

Big data benefits

Bev James, managing director, Axon Data Services, looks at ‘Big Data’, and explains how it is driving supply chain adoption of Smart Data analytics in construction.

Ecobuild event debates the delivery of healthy homes

An event held in London last week as part of World Green Building Week saw a panel of industry experts looking at the need...

Elevated value

Alastair Stannah, managing director at Stannah Lifts, discusses factors to consider when specifying lifts for domestic settings.

Kawneer launches new unitised curtain walling

Architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has enhanced its curtain wall portfolio with the launch of a fast-track dry-glazed unitised system. An alternative to the AA201...