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Rugged, Sustainable Architecture at Shoal Bay, New Zealand

Rugged, Sustainable Architecture at Shoal Bay, New Zealand | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

The owners of this small weekender in Shoal Bay New Zealand wanted a getaway that was rugged, rural in character and felt unpretentious. Architect Gerald Parsonson responded with the design of a beautiful cedar clad bach in the form of two offset pavilions.


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"Shoal Bay is a remote settlement on the rugged east coast of southern Hawkes Bay. The building is designed to be part of the rural setting, raised off the ground and sitting beside the original woolshed, which has served the bay since the early 1900's. The bach is rugged yet welcoming and offers unpretentious shelter, it is the type of place where you kick off your shoes and don't need to worry about walking sand through the house.
The bach is formed of two slightly off-set pavilions, one housing the bedrooms and the other the main living space. Decks are located at each end of the living pavilion allowing the sun to be followed throughout the day. Sliding screens at the north-west end provide adjustable shelter for the different wind conditions, offer privacy from neighbouring campers and act as walls for outside sleeping."


The sustainable, passive design features an interior spatial arrangement oriented for solar gain, shaded in the summer by the sliding shutters, which also provide shelter from the prevailing northwest winds. Also increasing the efficiency are high levels of insulation, along with solar panels that sit between the two pavilions...


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The owners of this small weekender in Shoal Bay New Zealand wanted a getaway that was rugged, rural in character and felt unpretentious. Architect Gerald Parsonson responded with the design of a beautiful cedar clad bach in the form of two offset pavilions.

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Subbies under attack from new breed of aggressive QS #Construction

Subbies under attack from new breed of aggressive QS #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
“We’ve had QSs say things like ‘it’s only 50 grand.’. That’s easy to say when you work for a major contractor and it’s not your money.”
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GGF set to celebrate 40 years

GGF set to celebrate 40 years | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
2017 is a special year for the Glass and Glazing Federation as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a year-long programme of events and initiatives.
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Fast construction with prefabricated wood elements

Fast construction with prefabricated wood elements | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Using wood elements allows faster building turnaround. This leads to more profitable construction projects and shorter investment payback times. The pace of construction is kept at the desired level, because prefabrication reduces some of the most common risks at construction sites. Utilizing prefabricated wood elements is a surprisingly fast option for on-site construction. For example,…

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Laing O’Rourke reveals £141m UK #Construction Loss

Laing O’Rourke reveals £141m UK #Construction Loss | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Laing O’Rourke has filed results for its main UK construction business revealing a pre-tax loss of £141.3m for the year to March 31 2016.
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New UK Construction Order Growth hits 11-month High

New UK Construction Order Growth hits 11-month High | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Contractors appear to be demonstrating their confidence in the UK construction market by stepping up their stock buying to beat price rises.
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'Ceramics can help fuel Stoke-on-Trent's regeneration'  #StokeAmbassadors

'Ceramics can help fuel Stoke-on-Trent's regeneration'  #StokeAmbassadors | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The new cultural-led visitor economy strategy for Stoke-on-Trent also prominently features ceramics as research suggests that pottery attractions remain a key motivator for tourists. As the bid to become UK City of Culture is progressed, ceramics will inevitably be a unique selling point and a key differentiating asset.
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2017 will be a year of “feast and famine” for #Construction Contractors 

2017 will be a year of “feast and famine” for #Construction Contractors  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
KPMG head of infrastructure, building and construction Richard Threlfall is predicting very different 2017s for many contractors.

He said: “2017 will divide the construction sector into winners and losers.
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#GGF Appoints Brian Baker as Interim Chief Executive   #Glazing #Construction

#GGF Appoints Brian Baker as Interim Chief Executive   #Glazing #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

In September, Nigel Rees announced his retirement after 14 years as GGF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the GGF began the recruitment process for his successor. Seven outstanding applicants were selected for interview, of which three were shortlisted and asked to present to the GGF Board. .

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#Derby Wins Financial Times Awards

#Derby Wins Financial Times Awards | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Derby has received three awards in the prestigious fDi Strategy Awards
2016, compiled by the Financial Times magazine. 

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A Birmingham contracting boss whose companies collapsed six years ago is back in the business despite being banned until November 2019.

A Birmingham contracting boss whose companies collapsed six years ago is back in the business despite being banned until November 2019. | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A Birmingham contracting boss whose companies collapsed six years ago is back in the business despite being banned until November 2019.
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The GGF's MyGlazing.com Campaign Wins Construction Marketing Award  #Construction  #Glazing

The GGF's MyGlazing.com Campaign Wins Construction Marketing Award  #Construction  #Glazing | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The GGF was delighted that MyGlazing.com’s Window with a View Campaign won the Construction Marketing Award 2016 for “Best Mid-Budget Campaign” (below £50k) at the Construction Marketing Awards held on the 1st December in London.
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Government hails record £500bn infrastructure pipeline    #Construction

Government hails record £500bn infrastructure pipeline    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The Government today claimed infrastructure spending will hit record levels in the next five years as it published details of an expanded pipeline of projects worth more than £500bn.
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Brexit concerns among SMEs, but few planning ahead   #SME 

Brexit concerns among SMEs, but few planning ahead   #SME  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A sizable contingent of UK SMEs are concerned about the impact of Brexit – but only a few have any plans in place to mitigate the worst effects.
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MDF Recycling “Breakthrough”    #Construction

MDF Recycling “Breakthrough”    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A company set up to develop “the world’s first ever technology to recycle MDF waste” says it has moved a step closer to reality following the conclusion of successful proof of concept trials.
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The Lucky Knot Bridge Opens In Changsha, China

The Lucky Knot Bridge Opens In Changsha, China | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
This bright red pedestrian bridge named Lucky Knot, has recently been unveiled in. Designed by NEXT Architects, the bridge gets its name and inspiration from the traditional Chinese knot. Here’s a look at the design inspiration and a rendering of what it was projected to look like.

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Safety Saves the Day! - Two floors collapse during demolition at £1bn O’Rourke site    #Construction

Safety Saves the Day! - Two floors collapse during demolition at £1bn O’Rourke site    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
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Barge brings in giant Wear Crossing A-frame    #Construction

Barge brings in giant Wear Crossing A-frame    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The main A-frame pylon of Sunderland’s new bridge has arrived in the city after being transported by barge from Belgium.
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GGF ready for #Bonfield implementation -  #Construction #Glazing

GGF ready for #Bonfield implementation -  #Construction #Glazing | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Each Home Counts, an independent review into consumer advice, protection and enforcement for energy efficiency and renewable energy, was commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, now the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
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LunchNet Events Jan - Mar 2017 #StokeAmbassadors #Business @DavidWLunchNet

LunchNet Events Jan - Mar 2017 #StokeAmbassadors #Business @DavidWLunchNet | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Why attend?

‘Pay as you Go’ networking – no membership required - LunchNet promotes that, networking works!
Experience the amazing facilities at our host venues.
Meet, face to face, the majority of the attendees.
Leave with your pockets full, of diary appointments to follow up.
Generate new, innovative ideas for your business.
Keep an eye on what your competitors are offering.
Enjoy an excellent lunch, a realisation that ‘Networking Works’ and that it can be fun and un-intimidating.
Invest in your business with the security, if you don’t like it, we’ll offer a full – money back guarantee!
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Nanodiscs Target Tumors in Potential Cancer Vaccine

Nanodiscs Target Tumors in Potential Cancer Vaccine | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Nanodiscs may be used in a vaccine against some types of cancer, with a new study finding the technology effective in killing and preventing recurrence of tumors(Credit: lightsource/Depositphotos)
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Contractors hit with £2Million Fine after worker breaks leg    #Construction

Contractors hit with £2Million Fine after worker breaks leg    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Three companies have been fined more than £2m at Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench collapsed on him.
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Boost for ceramics industry as U.S. firm moves HQ to North Staffs    #StokeAmbassadors

Boost for ceramics industry as U.S. firm moves HQ to North Staffs    #StokeAmbassadors | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
An American ceramics firm is relocating its U.S. headquarters to North Staffordshire as part of a £5 million investment. The decision by Colorado-based Mempro is a major boost fo
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#Construction giants face Prosecution over Crossrail Death 

#Construction giants face Prosecution over Crossrail Death  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman (UK), and Kier Infrastructure have been told by the HSE they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents on Crossrail.
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Prompt Payment Reporting to Start in April after one year delay    #Construction

Prompt Payment Reporting to Start in April after one year delay    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Large companies will be required to publish details on how quickly they pay their suppliers, under draft regulations released by Small Business Minister Margot James.
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Construction industry continues to see growth   #Construction

Construction industry continues to see growth   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
November saw a solid increase in new work, which was at its strongest since March following a severe lull over the summer months.
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