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UK’s first zero-cost energy park wins two awards

Britain’s first zero-cost energy park at Armstrong Point in Wigan has received further industry recognition with two awards at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2013. Submitted by building contractors Tolent Construction and partners Kingspan Renewables, the £2.7million project from... View Article

Construction product sales bounce back in Q2

The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey released today indicates that sales of construction products recovered slightly during the second quarter of 2013. This recovery was driven principally by exports and a ‘bounce’ following a Q1 slump which... View Article

New REHAU CoolBoard chilled ceiling system

REHAU has just launched a new chilled ceiling system designed to provide a cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling solution in commercial environments with suspended ceilings. REHAU CoolBoard is the first one piece system in the UK with... View Article

World class badminton centre to open on Tyneside

Work is underway to build a new specialist badminton centre in Newcastle’s West End which could help to produce a new generation of Olympic stars on Tyneside. Designed by North East practice Gradon Architecture and built by STP construction, Tyneside... View Article

Free CPD guide to BIM available from Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a free, CPD-Accredited guide to Building Information Modelling (BIM) to aid understanding of this new method of collaborative working in construction. BIM methodology allows different project teams and building occupants to share a virtual, computerised model... View Article

BDP reveals designs for Wuhan masterplan

BDP has won the commission for a masterplan in the financial district of Wuhan, China, known as ‘The City of a Thousand Lakes’. The Wuhan Tahan masterplan is an 18 hectare office led mixed use development, strategically located in the... View Article

Classic upgrade to housing estate

A. Proctor Group have supplied Canjaere Classic Timber Cladding for the renovation of houses in St. Mary’s housing estate in Dundee, which are traditional timber houses to meet Scottish Housing Quality Standards. The main contractors, Dundee City Council Environmental Construction... View Article

Big steps towards a better environment

We are becoming increasingly aware of the steep rise in energy costs and our own environmental responsibilities – this is pressurising us to consider making our homes more energy efficient. Many of us have already started to look at ways... View Article
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