Category Archives: Industry News

Tarmac launches new cutting-edge cement packing plant

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire. The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production. As the first of its kind in the UK, the bespoke Haver and Boecker 10-spout Adams 2000 plant...
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SFE FAÇADE AWARDS PROVIDE AN EXCELLENT SHOWCASE SAYS 2015 WINNER

As façade designers and engineers are invited to submit their designs for FAÇADE2016, David Richards, UK Façade Engineering Leader for Arup, says the event gave their projects an excellent showcase and encourages others to enter: “The SFE competition celebrates the best in international façade engineering. Our two winning projects [Guy’s Hospital Tower and the Bombay...
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Thermal breaking in cladding and modern construction

With the European Commission for Energy stating that buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe, it has never been more important for architects to look for energy efficient solutions when designing buildings. This is particularly true for isolating temperatures within cladded façades, an issue that can often...
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Why the building industry shouldn’t roll over on recycling obligations

Nick Oettinger, The Furniture Recycling Group, comments on obligations to recycle bulky waste and how the circular economy model presents an alternative to landfill It can often be a difficult task for builders, designers, architects and specifiers to remove, transport and dispose of mattresses and figures show that in the UK, only a small percentage of...
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