Big Benefits from BIM
By Tony Ryan. Most industries have changed dramatically over the past 40 years. The automotive industry for example has made huge strides in developing energy efficient / safe vehicles for people, whereas the telecommunications industry has lead by example by … Continue reading
By John Hynes. Working on roofs, be it during construction or for cleaning and maintenance, invariably involves working at height. This means that there is a need to protect workers from falling and being injured. Responsibility for providing this protection … Continue reading
Why did Lord Heseltine’s review ignore energy efficiency?
By Mark Harris. Having churned through all 233 pages of Lord Heseltine’s report ‘No stone unturned in pursuit of growth’ I’m shocked that energy efficiency and building renovation fail to get a single mention! In all other respects we should … Continue reading
A technical post on the performance of insurer-certified PIR (polyisocyanurate) core foam.
By Mark Harris. Commercially available sandwich panels use a number of alternative insulating core materials which most commonly include expanded polystyrene, mineral fibre and rigid urethane (including polyurethanes and polyisocyanurates). I will explain here how they are technically different from … Continue reading
Innovation in construction = Improvements in sustainability
By Mark Pointer In my previous blog post, I talked about the inherent sustainability benefits in building using a steel frame. In this one, I think it is important to draw attention to the innovations which are coming through in … Continue reading