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A potted history of FENSA

A potted history of FENSA | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Let’s start with a breakdown of the name. It is actually an acronym for the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme. The word fenestration comes from the Latin ‘fenestra’ which literally means an openi...
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FENSA came into being as a result of a change in building regulations in April 2002.  To improve energy efficiency, the government extended building regulations to include replacement glazing and door installations in domestic properties.

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You need to see these - Architecture's weirdest and wackiest buildings around the world

You need to see these - Architecture's weirdest and wackiest buildings around the world | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Buildingtalk shares its top ten picks of the weirdest and wackiest buildings across the world and explores what makes them unique.
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taking a look at some unique architectural designs

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Ingenious reuse of materials.

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Even buildings with seismic retrofits damaged in Napa earthquake - Los Angeles Times

Even buildings with seismic retrofits damaged in Napa earthquake - Los Angeles Times | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Even buildings with seismic retrofits damaged in Napa earthquake Los Angeles Times Dan Kavarian, chief building official for the city of Napa, walks around the downtown area red-tagging building that were deemed unsafe after a 6.0 earthquake hit...

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#Staffordshire University to Sponsor The Sentinel Science & Technology #Business #Award

#Staffordshire University to Sponsor The Sentinel Science & Technology #Business #Award | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

The Sentinel Business Awards nominations have opened for 2015 and Staffordshire University are delighted to be sponsoring the Science and Technology Business Award.

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For a full list of categories and details of how to enter visit: http://bit.ly/1z0XMmW

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Morgan Sindall falls victim to cost inflation

Morgan Sindall falls victim to cost inflation | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Morgan Sindall has issued a profits warning to shareholders after contracts priced more than a year ago have since incurred cost inflation.
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Delivery pressures in London and the south's construction activities have adversely impacted performance

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High-end P.A.T.H. prefab house range promises energy to spare

High-end P.A.T.H. prefab house range promises energy to spare | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
High-profile French designer and architect Philippe Starck has joined forces with Slovenian prefabricated specialists Riko to produce the P.A.T.H. range of ...
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The Big #Energy Saving Network on your doorstep

The Big #Energy Saving Network on your doorstep | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

DECC has launched our Big Energy Saving Network map. Find out if there’s a volunteer group near you offering advice on how to save energy and money.

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As part of the week, DECC today launched its Big Energy Saving Network map so you can find out if there’s a volunteer group near you and if so, who to contact to find out more.

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HS2 The Stoke Route - The smart way to the North. Stoke on Trent City Council

HS2 The Stoke Route - The smart way to the North. Stoke on Trent City Council | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download HS2 The Stoke Route by Stoke on Trent City Council with iBooks.
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This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, 

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Well, That's Good! - UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS

Well, That's Good! -  UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing from the UK are wide off the mark, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Manufacturing's important – nay, vital – role within the UK economy is further highlighted in Real Business's Hot 100.

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Construction industry to grow 23% by 2018 - CPA

Construction industry to grow 23% by 2018 - CPA | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

The construction industry will grow 23% by the end of 2018 and contribute £12 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone, according to the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) autumn forecasts.

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Private housing starts are expected to grow 18% in 2014 and 10% in 2015,

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Architects condemn collapse in social housing

Architects condemn collapse in social housing | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Architects have voiced alarm after new figures revealed the full extent of the ‘devastating’ collapse in social housing provision brought about by the coalition government

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Architect Peter Barber said the figures made him fear for the future of London.

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Surveyors report fastest work rise for 20 years

Surveyors report fastest work rise for 20 years | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Surveyors have reported the fastest rise in workloads since 1994 in the latest UK Construction Market Survey.
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Workloads in infrastructure saw more balanced growth, with 27% more surveyors seeing activity levels rise.

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What a lovely story! Home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades

What a lovely story!  Home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually

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this study suggests more than a million home owners across the country want to build extra space as their children are unable to fly the nest.”

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Floods don't wash with this amphibious floating house

Floods don't wash with this amphibious floating house | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Living in an area prone to flooding has historically meant that you need high sockets and deep pockets. Baca Architects, however, has come up with an altoge...
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Windows, Doors and Conservatories - Lister Trade Frames

Windows, Doors and Conservatories - Lister Trade Frames | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
If you are a window or conservatory installer, or your business is within the construction industry, or you are an architect working within the commercial sector, Listers would very much like to hear from you.
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Landlord to derecognise union amid accusations of bullying

Landlord to derecognise union amid accusations of bullying | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Unison has called on a housing association board to reverse a decision to derecognise the union, saying it has been trying to meet with the landlord to discuss complaints of bullying.
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McFlying out the door? ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard comes to life

McFlying out the door? ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard comes to life | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
It’s coming, guys! The future is coming! The hoverboard from an imagined 2015, featured in the ’80s hit flick ‘Back to the Future II,’ is now a reality thanks to an architect hoping to protect buildings from earthquakes with the power of magnetism.
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I Hope So! - Sweat-analyzing skin patch could replace blood sampling

I Hope So! - Sweat-analyzing skin patch could replace blood sampling | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Cincinnati and the US Air Force Research Laboratory are developing a system in which a Band-Aid-like skin patch is able to g...
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Human trials of the system are expected to begin later this year. 

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95 Men & 0 Women in the #Construction Manager of the Year Awards

95 Men & 0 Women in the #Construction Manager of the Year Awards | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

No women have been named among the 95 finalists for this year’s Construction Manager of the Year Awards.

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The lack of entries from women has left organisers at the Chartered Institute of Building scratching their heads.

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#Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire #HS2 Project - Rob Flello #Stoke

#Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire #HS2 Project - Rob Flello #Stoke | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
If we are going to go ahead with spending tens of billions on High Speed Two then at the very least we need to be sure that we are getting the best value for money and ensuring that the maximum benefit is felt, both for the economy and for the people...
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Lister Trade Frames Ltd & Social Enterprise West Midlands

Lister Trade Frames Ltd & Social Enterprise West Midlands | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Listers (Lister Trade Frames) believe that it is the people who they employ that deliver their continued success.

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Listers (Lister Trade Frames) believe that it is the people who they employ that deliver their continued success.

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SME lending: What happens when you can't bank on your bank?

SME lending: What happens when you can't bank on your bank? | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

Raising finance isn't easy. What options are available when you can't rely on your bank for a loan? Here are some alternatives.

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So, what other options are there? 

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Not good News - #JCB plans redundancies #Construction

Not good News - #JCB plans redundancies   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
JCB is to shed more than 2% of its UK workforce, partly as a result of trade sanctions with Russia.
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However, even without sanctions, sales to Russia had already slowed,

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Are you in the List? - The Hot 100 UK Businesses 2014

Are you in the List?  -  The Hot 100 UK Businesses 2014 | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
This year's Real Business Hot 100 2014, which ranks the UK's fastest-growing private companies, truly shows that size and industry don't really matter.
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measured by a testing three-year average annual growth in (profitable) sales turnover.

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la la la dum de dum... Listening to background music can boost productivity

la la la dum de dum... Listening to background music can boost productivity | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

In a study published today, researchers found that music benefits productivity instead of hindering it.

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Participants who listened to dance music did the best, increasing their speed for proof-reading by 20 per cent on average.

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The Glazine - Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries

The Glazine - Weekly Email News for the Glass, Glazing & Fenestration Industries | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it

The world’s biggest glass event opened today as the Messe Dusseldorf opened its doors for glasstec 2014.

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The biggest glass show in the world opens

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