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Benefits of Concrete Construction

Benefits of Concrete Construction | Building and Construction | Scoop.it


Concrete construction is a vital part of the development process of concrete home construction and concrete building construction. In absence of concrete; building construction would fail to accommodate our modern and challenging lifestyles.

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Stik paints tallest UK street mural to raise awareness of social housing shortage

Stik paints tallest UK street mural to raise awareness of social housing shortage | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
The UK’s tallest piece of street art has appeared on the side of a condemned council estate in West London.

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UK economic recovery at risk as deflation looms for British businesses - Real Business

Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.

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Policymakers need to realise that there are far more significant downside risks for growth than there were three months ago.

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Guttering | Commercial Guttering Contractors in Kent

Guttering | Commercial Guttering Contractors in Kent | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Large runs of guttering on commercial properties can be very expensive to replace. Repairing them can be a more cost effective solution.
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Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life

Elegant Eco-friendly Ranch in California Reshaping Rural Family Life | Building and Construction | Scoop.it

Updated to become an eco-friendly ranch, this original 160-acre homestead in California’s Chileno Valley was designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects for a young family with three children who love nature, tranquility and dreamy panoramic landscapes. Just three miles west of downtown Petaluma, California, this new barn house spreading over 2.498 square feet – the Hupomone Ranch – compliments the rural landscape and extends views towards the coastal range in the distance. Focusing on sustainable farming, the family needed a home that would not only mirror their choice, but also help maintain and improve the surroundings.


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Work to begin soon on Southcenter's 19-story tower, Washington Place - Tukwila Reporter

Work to begin soon on Southcenter's 19-story tower, Washington Place - Tukwila Reporter | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Work to begin soon on Southcenter's 19-story tower, Washington Place Tukwila Reporter Developers Omar and Christine Lee will break ground Thursday on Washington Place, a 19-story landmark tower in Southcenter that will rise above any other building...
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Kent 999s on Twitter: "Not Kent. Anyone know why there's a helicopter carrying a car currently hovering over Tower Bridge in London? http://t.co/xT0UqVYAao"

Kent 999s on Twitter: "Not Kent. Anyone know why there's a helicopter carrying a car currently hovering over Tower Bridge in London? http://t.co/xT0UqVYAao" | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Not Kent. Anyone know why there's a helicopter carrying a car currently hovering over Tower Bridge in London? http://t.co/xT0UqVYAao
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StoneSpray – 3D printing with Sand

StoneSpray – 3D printing with Sand | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Created by Petr Novikov, Inder Shergill and Anna Kulik, Stone Spray is a construction method which uses soil as the base material and a liquid binder to

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3d printing with natural materials

 

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3d printing with sand and robots

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How to Create Structure Design for Residential Buildings?

How to Create Structure Design for Residential Buildings? | Building and Construction | Scoop.it

Building contractors regularly need to deal with structure design for residential buildings. Do you know nowadays most of the work is done with software programs, increasing accuracy and minimizing the time taken?

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Greener buildings could save UK £12bn a year says SEA energy manifesto

Greener buildings could save UK £12bn a year says SEA energy manifesto | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
INFOGRAPHIC: A new manifesto published today (7 July) by the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) has calculated that the UK could save £12.1billion per year by 2050 by focusing energy policy on greener buildings. - edie news centre

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The manifesto reports that such energy saving measures would equate to a saving of £189 per year for every UK citizen. 

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Waste House by BBM - "UK's first permanent building made from ...

Waste House by BBM - "UK's first permanent building made from ... | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
The architects claim that the Waste House is the UK's first permanent building constructed from rubbish and Baker-Brown, who is a senior lecturer at the university, said the facility is intended to demonstrate appropriate ...
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Trainee scaffolder injured in roof fall

Trainee scaffolder injured in roof fall | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after a young employee was badly hurt when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

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Gas leak homes face demolition

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Houses built on a former Midlothian coal mine are set to be demolished after carbon dioxide was found to be seeping into properties.

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Avoid Condensation Problems in Steel Frame Building Design

Avoid Condensation Problems in Steel Frame Building Design | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Condensation is a stubborn and often misunderstood problem. Homeowners at times think that their windows are defective, when they discover condensation on them, but it’s actually the high humidity in their homes which plays a major role in condensation issue.
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3D Modeling of Buildings – Evolution of the AEC Industry and Changing Trends

3D Modeling of Buildings – Evolution of the AEC Industry and Changing Trends | Building and Construction | Scoop.it

3D Modeling is not a new concept in the building design and construction industry. It has existed for a long time and is widely used by building designers, architects, contractors and developers, to present…

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BallCam - The Uk's number one inspection camera for roofers and surveyors

BallCam - The Uk's number one inspection camera for roofers and surveyors | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
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From Smart Buildings to Energy Trading: UK’s Reactive Technologies Connects the Dots | Iner.gy

From Smart Buildings to Energy Trading: UK’s Reactive Technologies Connects the Dots | Iner.gy | Building and Construction | Scoop.it

Demand response — turning down building energy loads en masse to help balance the power grid — has traditionally been a top-down, utility controlled affair. Where markets for it exist, they’re centered on grid-specific needs, from reducing emergency peak loads, to joining generators in day-to-day, minute by minute energy balancing markets.

But offices, factories, stores and other buildings have their own energy imperatives, mainly to keep running and making money, no matter what. From their perspective, efficiency and demand response are just one of a number of tools at hand to manage energy costs — and for big corporate or government energy users, a big part of managing energy cost is managing energy risk.

In Europe, where green energy, carbon reduction mandates and nuclear power phase-outs are pushing more and more volatility into the grid, those risks are growing. It would be nice if all the smart building energy controls being installed to help the grid could also help their owner reap rewards in future energy markets, by fine-tuning energy use across multiple sites from day to day to meet this new volatility.

Reactive Technologies says it has created the software platform to accomplish this. Last month, the Oxford-based startup launched its Tradenergy platform, a cloud-based software suite that integrates with building control systems down to individual fans, pumps, chillers and other building loads, and delivers that real-time visibility and control to the trading desks of big UK energy retailers.

Reactive Technologies has been working with “major energy suppliers” in the country, co-founder Mark Borrett told me in an interview last week, in “national trials with some of the largest UK energy consumers, typically in the retail sector.” While he didn’t name partners, he did describe the projects as being “on an industrial scale,” with sites including supermarkets, office buildings, warehouses and other building types.

 

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Looking at energy from this perspective, it implies that companies now have to look at energy with an approach with is more similar to the one they have managing a P&L than just a cost for an utility that should be as low as possible.

- Where to spend behind energy expenses,  for which value for the business (eg : enhance products in display or shop windows) ?

- Can we estimate and compare the ROI of two lightening solutions for a store, together with environmental impact and social impact

- Where to engage large "savings" programs ?

- What type of human resources are to be put behind energy management ?

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UK's mansion tax called a 'political stunt'

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Resentment over wealthy foreigners buying up real estate has created new calls for a "mansion tax" in the U.K., but some warn it could hurt the property market. (If #Toronto imposed a tax like this one, would it be a "tiny condo tax"?
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Historic Tower House Project in Canterbury

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The Tower House Project in Canterbury is now started and Ballman Roofing Contractors are carrying out works on the roof.
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The Third-Way in Roofing: Recycled Plastic Thatch – Innovate ...

The Third-Way in Roofing: Recycled Plastic Thatch – Innovate ... | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
David Saiia has found a solution to both a roofing problem and the overabundance of plastic waste. Re-purposing used plastic bottles, Saiia has designed a plastic-thatch roof that keeps out the rain and heat, allows in natural ...

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Ballman Roofing Contractors Kent - YouTube

Ballman Roofing Contractors Roofing Services in Kent and South East England.
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How to Create Safe Structural Design for Residential Buildings?

How to Create Safe Structural Design for Residential Buildings? | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Outsource Structural Drafting Company offers reliable and complete service delivery in Structural Design and Analysis to clients / customers all over the globe coming particularly from the building and design industry.
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Ballman Roofing Contractors Kent - YouTube

Ballman Roofing Contractors Kent - YouTube | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Ballman Roofing Contractors Roofing Services in Kent and South East England.
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Housing boom begins to cool

Housing boom begins to cool | Building and Construction | Scoop.it
Latest figures from the RICS show market flattening, particularly in London

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