‘Digital Deniers’ Risk Losing Trade

According to a new study, over half of trade businesses are being left behind by the digital revolution, allowing their more tech-savvy competitors to win new customers at their expense. IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, invited 10,000 tradespeople to take part in an annual study which examines the marketing habits of trade businesses across the More Info »

Winner of CIOB’s Minecraft Competition Is Announced

The Chartered Institute of Building is pleased to announce the winner of its Minecraft competition. Totally_Guy – real name Guy MacDonnell, ICIOB – won with 52.9% of the vote for his build of the CCTV Tower.Guy, who is a Quantity Surveyor for Interserve Construction, has been playing Minecraft since it was in beta in 2011. On why he chose CCTV Tower for his build, More Info »

Energy Surveys: A Very Important Element

By John Ross, Research Lecturer, and MCS Heat Pump Inspector for Ireland. The need for real time, balanced and effective energy surveys is a very important element in tackling energy use in both new and retrofit practice. Each and every home or commercial building should have an effective, believable and a correct energy measure that allows for any energy intervention to More Info »

CIRIA Update Environmental Good Practice On Site Guide

Environmental impacts arise on all construction projects, irrespective of the location, size or nature of the development, and have the potential to affect the surrounding communities, as well as the natural and built environment.Impacts can take many forms, such as noise or pollution, and can affect surrounding flora and fauna. CIRIA’s popular Environmental good practice on site guide was first published in 1999 More Info »