Entries by Lyn

Etex expands offsite offer with launch of Thrubuild™

Etex Building Performance is supporting the construction industry’s push for more efficient, performance-led ways of building with the launch of ThrubuildTM – a new load-bearing system from its EOS brand.   ThrubuildTM brings together elements from the company’s three lightweight construction brands, streamlining the procurement process for projects. It combines a load-bearing, light-gauge steel frame […]

Park it… with Creagh

Creagh, one of the UK’s largest producers of concrete products for a range of market sectors are changing the way people think about concrete, bringing new levels of efficiency and performance to their products. This can be seen in one of their latest projects, Circle Square. MMC Editor Joe Bradbury discusses:   Work is well […]

The Logic of Offsite Manufacturing

By Graham Cleland, Managing Director of Berkeley Modular   Even at the most basic level, the manufacturing sector bears little resemblance to the construction sector. Significant differences exist between the sectors, typically manifest in terms of culture: operating philosophy; productivity; return on investment; employment and talent development rationale; and so forth. For some reason though, […]

A SIPS APPROACH TO OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION

Following increasing calls for the industry to modernise its approach, off-site and modular construction has become a big topic, with more developers and contractors favouring off-site and modular methods over the more traditional. Here, Rod McLachlan, SIPS Category Manager at Marley Modular Systems, discusses the increasing role of Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS) within the […]

‘Construction Corridoor’ to get a £30m boost

Government developing a construction industry which will deliver zero carbon homes, an industry worth £40 billion a year and create 80,000 new jobs.   Yesterday Housing Minister, Esther McVey unveiled a £30 million boost for this ‘Construction Corridor’ Government funding to boost output in Yorkshire factory to 5,000 homes per year.   Investment will promote […]

dubai – oversupply of homes could spell economic disaster

Dubai needs to halt all new home construction for one or two years to avert an economic disaster brought on by continued oversupply, according to one of its biggest builders. “We’re entering a crossroads now,” Damac Properties PJSC Chairman Hussain Sajwani said in a Bloomberg interview. “Either we fix this problem and we can grow […]

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Britain seeing huge growth in number of high-rise buildings

Driven by a growing population and intensifying urbanisation, the construction of high-rise buildings has increased considerably in recent years – more high-rise buildings are now being constructed than at any other time. Joe Bradbury of buildingspecifier.com investigates:   Across the UK as a whole, there are currently over 270 existing high-rise buildings and structures, of […]

RINNAI AIMS FOR DOUBLE GROWTH IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS

Rinnai, a UK leader in the manufacture and supply of heating & continuous flow hot water delivery systems and units for residential and commercial sites, has announced that it is planning on doubling its size within 10 years. The announcement, made by Managing Director Tony Gittings at a major event held at Skinners Hall in […]