Author archive for Sarah

  • New building safety announcement upholds DHF’s fire safety crusade

    By Sarah on July 31, 2019
    The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the Ministerial Statement to the House, given by the then Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, in which he updated members on building safety.  In particular, he informed those present that following an independent investigation into timber fire doors, no issues had been found with the consistency […]
  • Brymec gains top marks for landmark university project

    By Sarah on July 30, 2019
    Building services specialist, Brymec was the first port of call as contractors working for Bournemouth University needed a higher degree of specialist input at their £31 million student accommodation project. Bournemouth University is increasing its student intake and range of facilities but was on a very strict timetable with a new intake of students due to arrive for the Autumn […]
  • Dormakaba demonstrates security credentials at IFSEC International 

    By Sarah on July 30, 2019
    Leading security and access solutions provider Dormakaba attended Europe’s leading integrated security event – IFSEC International, which took place at the ExCel in London from the 18th – 20th June. Dormakaba was showcasing its new patented key system, Kaba 20, and its EXIVO system. Visitors to the stand were also be able to witness products within the company’s padlock range […]
  • ECA issues five-point plan for new government

    By Sarah on July 29, 2019
    Engineering services body welcomes new PM Boris Johnson with plan for industry. A five-point plan for the new Government to improve the UK’s built environment has been set out by leading engineering services body ECA. The proposals include reforming cash retentions, reducing false self-employment, and preventing the use of unskilled labour. ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented: “If the new Government is […]
  • Airedale International introduces new range of R32 products

    By Sarah on July 29, 2019
    Airedale International, the British-based air conditioning solutions provider, has launched a new range of R32-optimised air conditioning products. The Azure range, which has been under development for almost two years at Airedale International’s state-of-the-art research and development facility, is the latest technological innovation from the UK manufacturer which was founded in 1974. The range has been optimised to operate at […]
  • New study reveals the most ludicrous health & safety rules in trades

    By Sarah on July 23, 2019
    A recent study by Dickies Workwear has found a top 10 list of unexpected health and safety rules. It was found that more than 61% of participants experienced a ban on shorts on a construction site, even in the sweltering heat of summer. The workwear brand, established in 1922, asked and polled their loyal social media followers for the most […]
  • New Wiki site is set to make BIM mainstream

    By Sarah on July 23, 2019
    PCSG and Designing Buildings has launched BIM Wiki, a free, open access knowledge sharing platform for building information modelling. The site launches with more than 150 articles already written, covering everything from employer’s information requirements to parametric modelling, and including a detailed step-by-step guide to BIM Level 2. Its creators are calling on the industry to help develop the site […]
  • Transoft Solutions Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Keysoft Solutions

    By Sarah on July 22, 2019
    Transoft Solutions Inc., a global leader in transportation engineering design and analysis software, has just announced the completion of its acquisition of Keysoft Solutions Ltd. Keysoft Solutions, developers of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for traffic management and landscape planning and design, has been a close partner and reseller of Transoft Solutions products in the UK since 2005. Keysoft Solutions […]
  • Cruising to 30 years in construction PR

    By Sarah on July 18, 2019
    Clare PR was delighted to welcome the great and the good of the construction sector, along with the industry’s trade media for a boat trip down the Thames recently to celebrate 30 years in business. Owner, Clare Ward said: “Ever since I established Clare PR in 1989, we’ve specialised in PR campaigns for built-environment related clients, and over the years […]
  • Dust – a daily killer 

    By Sarah on July 17, 2019
    Louise Hosking from Hosking Associates calls for more preventative steps to be taken to protect against the dangers of dust, and offers her top 10 tips. It may be tiny, but its impact can be great. Dust is often brushed off as a mild annoyance or inconvenience and not treated with the seriousness that it requires. It affects many more […]