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The ground you work on

Kevin Minton, Director of the Construction Plant Hire Association highlights the levels of risk involved in ground conditions for machinery and how it can...
JCB Finance

Fast Flexible Finance

JCB outline their fast, flexible finance. Our aim is to ensure that our UK customers benefit from over 40 years of knowledge and experience in...

PROFILE: JCB Insurance Launch ‘Tailormade Solutions’

Commoditised Insurance JCB Insurance Services are an Insurance Broker specialising in arranging all of the insurance a business needs. As you would expect from a name...

Combatting machinery theft

Commander Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police outlines his involvement with the CEA’s Security and Registration Scheme – CESAR, and how machinery theft is...

Building a home? Build a solar home

Paul Hutchens, Chairman of the Solar Trade Association New Build Working Group and Managing Director of Eco2Solar explains the benefits of fitting solar panels...

Schöck performance verified by the OISD

As a leading specialist in the provision of advanced solutions for thermal energy structural insulation, Schöck demands extremely high product performance standards. The company...

The NIA insulation service

The National Insulation Association (NIA) announces the introduction of a new service for Local Authorities and Housing Associations looking for insulation companies to work...

Investment in energy efficiency

Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council highlights why infrastructure investments for energy efficiency should be a priority for the government… Blind...

PROFILE: The fabric of thermal comfort

When we typically spend 90% of our time indoors or in vehicles, it’s fair to say that the buildings we live, work or play...
EWI

The INCA Manifesto – A future for EWI

INCA has published a manifesto ahead of the General Election calling on any future government to set out a clear role for EWI

Bridging the performance gap

Buildings rarely perform as well as their designers predicted – energy consumption can be as much as double what was expected, so annual energy...

PROFILE: Thermal Performance

Halfen outline the innovations available to mitigate cold bridging and improve thermal performance… With the ever increasing need to improve the thermal performance of our...
energy

Energy efficiency and housing: what next for Local Authorities?

Ian Hutchcroft, Head of Local Delivery at the Energy Saving Trust explains how local authorities can retrofit for energy efficiency and deliver benefits for carbon reduction, health, jobs and growth

Isover’s Optima IWI system insulates Bolton Home

As part of a trial into solid wall insulation by the Energy Saving Trust, Saint- Gobain Isover installed its newly launched Optima Internal Wall...

Competent retrofit

Mark Weaver, Project Director for Retrofit at Saint-Gobain in the UK describes how the retrofit industry can become competent experts… It is widely recognised that...

Warm Up Bristol: City-wide energy efficiency

A part of Bristol’s status as 2015 European Green Capital involves becoming the UK’s most energy efficient major city. Here, the Council outline their...

PROFILE: The evolution of Party Walls

Masonry party walls have seen many changes over the years, driven by the need to improve acoustic performance, prevent thermal bypass and reduce the...

The issue of fees for a party wall

Sara Burr, Chair of The Pyramus and Thisbe Club warns of the potential under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 of escalating fees should...

PROFILE: Party wall and neighbourly matters

Orpwood Associates offers a full range of professional services relating to Party Wall, Neighbourly Matters, and Rights of Light on projects throughout London and...

Following the correct party wall procedures

James Jackson, Head of Training and Education with the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors emphasises the correct procedures to follow under the Party Wall...

CDM 2015 for FM

Mike Packham, Partner of Bernard Williams Associates and BIFM member examines how the new CDM regulations are likely to impact the FM sector… Like many...

Health and safety training provision

Over 25 years providing effective and efficient health and safety advice and training to the construction industry and others… Callsafe Services Limited has been providing...

CDM2015 and domestic projects

James Ritchie of The Association for Project Safety answers the questions most raised about the new CDM Regulations with regard to domestic projects… The phone...

A smoke alarm victory

Graham Ellicot, CEO of the Fire Industry Association details the long campaign to ensure that smoke alarms are installed in all privately rented homes… In...

SP205 certification for success

PBC Today outlines how the BAFE SP205 UKAS accredited certification scheme can increase business for those offering fire risk assessment services… The SSAIB’s BAFE SP205...

PROFILE: New NHBC registration benefits revealed

NHBC reveal new registration benefits for builders and developers… With NHBC’s annual registration statistics showing a 9% increase in 2014 over the previous year and...

PBC Today April 2015

PBC Today April 2015 Articles