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The challenges of working on school buildings

Howells Patent Glazing has been in the manufacturing business for over 40 years and has worked on many building and installation challenges over the years.They have decided to use their experience in the industry to take a closer look at what makes working on school and education buildings different to any other contracts, and explain how to overcome some of the more challenging obstacles that contractors may face.Tracey Jackson, marketing manager at Howells Patent Glazing said, "With so many schools across the country needing desperate repairs to their buildings, there are a lot of opportunities out there for firms like ours."Taking on a school project can...

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Architects expect recovery to continue

The RIBA Future Trends workload index rose significantly in October 2016, to +16 (up from +8 in September). Despite the sustained increase, the workload index is still below...

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Construction rebound continues in November

The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) picked up slightly to 52.8 in November, from 52.6 in October, thereby signalling an expansion of...

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Providing a route map to a greener world

Our new EcoHub has been developed with Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems
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Beat the winter building blues with ST Mineral K Render...

We can rely on the constant unpredictability of the British weather, yet every... Read More


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CPD Online

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Public Sector

Thames Water secures remote site with latest systems

The UK's largest water and waste company has opted for the latest intrusion detection system mounted onto the most intruder-resistant perimeter fencing to protect a key...

Aico releases new information on fire alarm system integration

Launched in 2014 and immensely popular in the social housing sector, the Ei414 Fire/CO Alarm Interface from Aico provides a cost-effective, convenient means of...


Housing

Housing

British Gypsum launches new pasterboard size

British Gypsum has introduced a new 2,300mm length board as a standard option on tapered edge 12.5mm Gyproc WallBoard, as an alternative to the traditional 2,400mm...

Intratone door entry system protects elderly residents from unwanted visitors

Residents of a small local housing association in the Wirral are being protected by an innovative door entry system from Intratone, one of Europe’s largest access...


Hotel, Sport & Leisure

HSL

Sika supplies concrete solution for Victorian tourist attraction's failing roof

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, is providing a long-term concrete repair and Total Corrosion Management (TCM) solution to strengthen the roof of the world’s...

Sika's concrete repair system proves vital in landmark Victorian building's 21st...

A Grade II-listed Victorian building once home to public baths for London’s poor has been transformed into a state-of-the-art leisure centre, with global product...


Health

Health

Bespoke designs with Marley Alutec

In partnership with Associated Architects Birmingham and leading commercial roofing company Briggsamasco, Marley Alutec has supplied a unique rainwater solution for the...

Preventing downtime in leading laboratory

Geberit Mapress' no hot works benefits allowed the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), one of the world's leading research institutions, to stay operational while...


Education

Education

RAINBOX® provides first class drainage for school sports surface

RAINBOX® Attenuation Solutions from water management specialists JDP has helped to create a first class multi purpose games area (MUGA) for Bookwell Primary School in...

Rodeca cladding helps bring theatre to Redbridge College

Rainscreen cladding by Rodeca features on a new performing arts building.Translucent polycarbonate rainscreen panels by Rodeca were specified for a performing arts...


Sustainability

Sustainability

Daikin UK hosts Arup factory placement

Leading climate control specialist, Daikin UK has facilitated a two-week work placement of four participants as part of the Arup graduate engineer training scheme at...

AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings press button on new website

AkzoNobel Wood Coatings, with its UK headquarters in Blackburn, have launched a brand-new website to assist the choice of the UK interior wood coatings customers.Although...


Regeneration

Mall project demonstrates Hunter Douglas’s innovative multi-panel system

Hunter Douglas’s expertise in the design and manufacture of complex metal linear ceilings has been demonstrated once again at a major £5 million shopping centre...

UK’s largest brickmaker scoops trio of prestigious awards

Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, has further cemented its position as the industry-leader by winning three awards at the 40th annual Brick Developers...


Ecobuild/Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Ecobuild and UK-GBC outline content focus for 2017

Ecobuild 2017 has announced the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) as its strategic lead partner for the third year running.Working in close partnership, UK-GBC will...

Ecobuild overhauls floorplan with new format

Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble are to headline Ecobuild 2017 bringing their award winning Granby project to the show as part of an immersive new...