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The Future of Construction Plant Hire

Kevin Minton, Director of The Construction Plant Hire Association provides the highlights of their 2015 conference… The Construction Plant-hire Association’s 2015 conference was a huge...

Insurance Claims – The Moment of Truth

Many people see Insurance as an integral part of managing their business, whereas others see it as a necessary evil. Either way, until you...

Innovation and skills on the agenda

Louise Murphy of The Construction Equipment Association details their recent Annual conference that highlighted innovation, infrastructure, skills and investment… Innovation, infrastructure, skills and investment were...

Six tips to transform your office’s energy management

Thomas Svensson, EMEA Managing Director at EnerNOC provides six key points to develop smarter energy management…  Global energy markets are forever shifting in response to...
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Multifoils explained – The big questions answered

You shouldn’t need a degree in thermal engineering to understand which insulation products present the best option, yet sometimes it feels like it Here, Thermic...

Energy saving insulation

The Energy Saving Trust examine solid wall insulation and what opportunities it has for UK homes along with what households should consider… It goes without...

Knauf Insulation: Full fill for the perfect fit

How fully filling with mineral wool insulation can be the most practical and cost effective solution When it comes to installing any form of insulation,...

Supporting the UK insulation industry

The National Insulation Association (NIA) detail the key outcomes from their recent Annual Conference including how to restore consumer confidence in the insulation industry… Thursday...

A thermal bridging guide for 2016

Rob Pannell, Managing Director at the Zero Carbon Hub explain how their new Thermal Bridging Guide will lead to improvements in energy efficiency standards...

Energy efficiency is infrastructure

Fraser Wallace, Policy Advisor for the Sustainable Energy Association argues that the government need to urgently recognise energy efficiency as infrastructure as part of...

A surveyor’s role in Rights of Light

Alistair Redler, Senior Partner at Delva Patman Redler LLP Chartered Surveyors draws attention to the surveyor’s role when matters concerning Rights of Light occur… In...

Scaffolding training – ensuring best practice

CISRS announces new requirements for the CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course… CISRS has announced that as of 1st September 2015 it will be a...

Excellence in workplace safety and health

Behavioural safety is a key part of a business’s journey towards ensuring excellence in workplace safety and health. Here Jill Joyce, Senior Policy &...

Prudent builders take less time being more accurate with HBXL’s EstimatorXpress

Time taken to create estimates and the accuracy of the quotes produced remains two of the primary concerns for SME builders. One of the main...

Meeting the Challenge: Compliance and CDM 2015

Building Safety Group MD Paul Kimpton considers the challenges to companies complying with the recently updated Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations… CDM 2015 is...

Are you complying with CDM2015?

Callsafe Services Limited help to explain the Health and Safety Executive’s interpretation of what is construction and the application of CDM2015… As the transitional provisions...

CDM2015 and commercial projects

James Ritchie, Architect and RIBA Specialist Practice Consultant for CDM, provides some key points of advice for clients and professionals involved with commercial projects… There...
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Build Zone: Don’t put your project at risk!

<h2if you’re planning a renovation or extension project, making sure you have the right type of insurance is critical for your peace of mind Did...

A warranty for historic buildings?

Peter Ward, Partner at Heritage Consulting Ltd examines how traditional buildings can still meet warranty conditions after renovations have taken place, along with the...

Britain facing a construction industry skills shortage

Britain is facing the biggest construction industry skills shortage for a generation. Whilst the government’s commitment to build more new homes is a welcome...

Asbestos management = competent decisions

Stuart Goodman of Lucion Environmental looks at the responsibilities associated with reducing the risks associated with asbestos management… A previous HSE asbestos safety campaign highlighted...

Fire alarm power efficiency

The Fire Industry Association’s CEO Ian Moore, explains the importance of ensuring efficient power for fire and security alarm systems in line with environmental...

Ensuring fire safety

Association for Specialist Fire Protection CEO Wilf Butcher explains the vital role played by passive fire protection within buildings, and outlines issues that must...

A first for fire safety – the Welsh message

NHBC outline the new regulations on fire safety in Wales, making it the first country in the world to require the installation of an...

Functional Durability – BS 7543:2015

Stephanie Kosandiak, Lead Programme Manager at BSI and Kathryn Bourke, Technical Author of building components durability standard, BS 7543 discuss its fit with service...

A milestone for timber specification

Adrian Young, Technical Editor, Exova BM TRADA hails the release of TRADA’s new National Structural Timber Specification – providing best practice guidelines for timber...

PBC Today January 2016

PBC Today January 2016 Articles