It’s always rewarding to see the feedback from a client who employed prefabrication on a project for the first time. Even in the UK, where there has been a significant uptake in prefabricating structures over the last decade, clients still dismiss it as an unnecessary extra step in the construction process.
How to maintain your seals during periods of no use
Many manufacturing and engineering firms may have seen a drop in output due to lower demand recently. Consequently, with lower capacities, this brings with it the likelihood of some machinery going through periods of not being used.
A considered approach to installing containment of building services can make projects quicker, easier, safer, less costly and more environmentally aware.
Preparing distributors for the future
As the construction industry is full steam ahead, it’s important that distributors are ready for the future.
Highlighting the Latest Drainage Trends
Looking at what’s on the horizon, Steve Carver, Key Account Manager at Wolseley Pipe, has highlighted some of his observations of the drainage industry in 2020 that are continuing throughout 2021.
Planned maintenance: prevention is better than cure
Ben Tiffany, Director at Sigma, examines how the outdated reactive maintenance model is costing businesses money, time and valuable resources, and offers an insight into the benefits that planned maintenance strategies can deliver.
Many enterprises place sustainability at the very top of their strategic agenda and plan their long-term growth in ways that consider their wider ecological and socio-economic environment. In this context, the smart buildings and facilities management industry provides unprecedented opportunities for improving a company’s sustainability.
ROCKWOOL has launched HARDROCK UB34, an insulation solution specially designed for parapet walls and upstands on flat roofs.
Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms: four things you may not know
Optical detectors may be the number one fire detector in the market today, but the popularity of Multi-Sensors has increased dramatically over recent years and prices have fallen, making them all the more attractive.
Overcoming the power distribution challenges of shallow floor voids
How can the challenges of electrical distribution network installations in shallow floor voids and listed buildings be addressed?
Protect or neglect - Ensuring adequate fire protection for data cabling
With an array of differing standards in place, operators should ensure that their cable protection meets all low fire hazard criteria requirements.
The pressing need for training
Press fitting is fast becoming the installation method of choice for installers keen to achieve a professional, speedy and reliable turnaround on both large and small jobs. But despite its simplicity, training is still essential in order to let installers get the best from every application.
Pump industry urges government clampdown on ‘swarm’ of non-compliant central heating pumps
Pump industry leaders are calling on the government to clamp down on the ‘swarm’ of non-compliant central heating pumps being imported into the UK potentially costing consumers hundreds of pounds every year.
BESA welcomes Budget boost for ‘older skills’
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed government measures aimed at encouraging experienced workers to return to work unveiled in this week’s Budget.