As always, we endeavour to be your source for all the latest news and features from across the global construction and property industries. Whilst it is certainly a challenging time for the greater construction industry – to put it lightly – we hope to offer a brief respite by focusing on the successes and achievements of companies from across the world as they look to innovate in their areas of expertise.
Nearly everyone goes through a period in their life where they have to rent their living space. After you’ve experienced your fair share of apartments, you might want something different. A rental upgrade would be great, except those usually come with a price that’s way outside of a standard renter’s budget.
As summer quickly approaches, now’s a perfect opportunity to head outside and work on some projects. From painted front doors to backyard fire pits, there’s a ton of different ways to add a little curb appeal to your house. These ideas don’t take too much time or effort, either – which makes for an awesome weekend remodel.
In May 2016, one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, Chris Baines, wrote a thought-provoking article for the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. In the article, he put forward the novel idea that developments, such as the construction of high speed rail line HS2, could actually be good for nature. Controversial though this might be to environmentalists and naturalists, the fact is, with an increasing population comes an increasing need for more infrastructure. So, it’s never been more important to try to align the two problems; that is nature vs developments.
While the Government is mobilising resources, there are significant shortages for frontline staff in the NHS, GP practices and social care sectors. Cantillon and DeGroup are therefore encouraging the demolition and wider construction sector to retain a base stock of PPE, and make the rest available to those frontline services who need it far more at this time. You have the ability to save lives by doing so, no donation is too small!
COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the lives of us all. The heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It cannot simply cease to operate. Therefore, the heating industry has identified a number of actions that frontline engineers- who are currently still operating – can take to help protect themselves and their customers during the COVD-19 outbreak.
While household emergencies can be terrifying — depending, of course, on what the emergency is — it’s important that you remain calm instead of panicking. Focus on how best to deal with the issue at hand. Bearing that in mind, below is a simple guide on how to handle home emergencies and ensure they can be sorted as quickly as possible.
BUILD Magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Home & Garden Awards.
All across the globe, people are turning to more simple styles of living. Often, this means downsizing their collection of things as well as the size of their home. While tiny homes can be affordable, environmentally friendly and simplistic, potential buyers still need to feel that the space is enough to live in. Regardless of square footage, there are several ways builders and designers can create accommodating homes.
Brexit uncertainty and political paralysis has played havoc on the construction industry’s jobs market, workload predictions and clarity on what a post-Brexit construction sector would look like. However now it seems perceptions are changing, construction is beginning to move on from the previously stagnant market and is ready to get going again.
For Lydia Kallipoliti, research and design are indivisible and intertwining. Her thinktank, ANA cycle reframes contemporary discussions on global warming, recycling, and sustainability by demonstrating the roots of current thought in experimental positions in the context of natural history, environmental science and visual culture in the twentieth century. We caught up with this leading architect, engineer, scholar and curator to see what made her and her experimental studio Best of BUILD.
Deciding to rent a home is a big life choice — one that requires much thought and consideration. From creating a budget to purchasing renter’s insurance, there’s a lot that goes into it. And, as with any major decision, you want to make sure you’re well informed. Here are just a few things to keep in mind while conducting your search for your new home.
Personal protective equipment is essential to conducting safe construction projects. Safety protocols, equipment safeguards and PPE all work together on the field to protect workers from injury. If even one of these measures fails, employees face the risk of injury or death. 2020 brings a new decade of enhanced worker safety and efficient, effective projects.