Building Bridges To The Future

Bridge and engineering services company Mabey is investing £2.6 million in bridge building robots at its site in Lydney, Gloucestershire, to speed up the manufacturing process. Forming one complete cell, the robots will support the manufacture of the Mabey Compact 200 (C200) – which the company says is the world’s most widely used modular steel More Info »

Container For Low Cost Living

Eco ICID flues – manufactured by innovative chimney manufacturers Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd – have been used in a charity project converting a redundant shipping container to create Ireland’s first shipping container home. Known as Project Ripple, the container was transformed in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in Kilmainham. The fully More Info »

RIBA Calls On Local Authorities To End Blight Of Shoe-Box Homes

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has convinced the Government to introduce a new space standard requirement across the whole of England to ensure that the millions of new homes being planned and built are fit for purpose and able to meet the requirements of the people who live in them. The UK has the smallest new build homes More Info »

Steadmans Manufactures Extensive Range For Markethill Livestock Yard’s New Site

Markethill Livestock and Farm  Sales Ltd has been operating in  Markethill, County Armagh, for  over 65 years and also serves  Counties Down, Tyrone and  Fermanagh. It recently moved to  a new site in the town’s  Cladymilltown Road. The wide range of products  manufactured and supplied by  Steadmans reflects the  assortment of buildings at the  market’s More Info »

Angular Building Reflects College’s Design Brief

Reflecting the campus’ status as an innovator in the West Midlands, the recently completed three-storey steelframed Stourbridge College art and design faculty features dramatic angular glazing to nine elevations. The systems have been manufactured and installed by East Midlands fabrications specialists Acorn Aluminium, using Senior Architectural Systems’ SCW aluminium curtain walling and SPW300 series aluminium More Info »

What The Judges Said…

Haldane Fisher Newry (Heavy Goods)  The judges said that this site was selected for its large  volume of heavy goods, which were very well  managed on a 14 acre site. Haldane Fisher (Newry)  has been been providing a service to the construction  industry for the past 65 years. Alan Sheils, Haldane Fisher Newry; Michael  O’ More Info »

By Steven Agnew MLA

“Switching to sustainable building presents both challenges and opportunities for the construction industry but it must be recognised that we now stand on the threshold of potentially one of the biggest revolutions in building construction practices” Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: More Info »