One in Four

The CIOB report Understanding Mental Health in the Built Environment shows 26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019 – before the Covid-19 pandemic had hit the industry – and 97% recorded being stressed at least once in the last year.

News

  • New Chairman of ACAI

    Kevin Blunden FCABE, Chartered Building Engineer and Associate Director at Harwood Building Control has been elected as the new Chairman of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI).
  • Call for greener Green Homes Grant

    A living roof specialist is calling on the government to green up the Green Homes Grant by extending it to include environment-friendly roof garden projects.
  • Build build build?

    Fraser Johns, Finance Director at Beard, said of September’s ONS construction output data: “In a sense there was really only one way these figures could go starting from such a low base back at the start of Q2, when we saw a 40.2% drop in GDP. But continued growth at this rate for the third consecut...

Features

Click and Collect

The term housing crisis was in use long before Covid-19 forced everyone to down tools. Off-site construction, modular and prefabricated building could make up for lost time but, as Elaine Knutt asks, is it really that simple?
  • Continuing Professional Development

    Even during Covid-19, CABE is finding innovative ways to bring members value, says Kirri Porter-White, Training & Learning Development Manager
  • Open and shut case

    In the race to make new builds and existing buildings energy and heat efficient, acoustic, ventilation and thermal comfort practicalities may have been overlooked. As Elaine Knutt discovers, that’s about to change.

Products & services

  • New AICO Product Selector Arrives

    AICO latest Product Selector details their extensive product range and...
  • New Draka UC- Connect Structured Cabling Solutions Guides

    Prysmian Group has released three new interactive product guides.
  • An Evolution in GEZE Design

    It’s new and improved. It’s eco-friendly and capable of networking. An...

Topics

  • Step by step: NVHR insulation

    How easy is it to install an MVHR and what are the common mistakes? Domus Ventilation walks you through
  • Report 902 - Unauthorised structural alterations to accomodate drain pipes

    On a recent project under construction, a reporter became aware of cases where main structural steel sections were “butchered” to accommodate plastic foul drainage runs. Flanges and webs were compromised significantly. This was a BIM project and the clashes should have been picked up, but much of the detailing was passed down the supply chain to sub-contractors who had no BIM capability, meaning that the co-ordination of some key elements was not properly carried out in advance of construction.
  • Sustainable aesthetics

    An edited extract from Izaskun Chinchilla and Emilio Luque’s paper Which Beauty Will Guide Us? Seeking a Reflective, Sustainable, Socially Engaged Visual Culture.
  • Fact File: Infared Heating

    Infrared heating is gaining in popularity, but there are still some myths to dispel before people give it a go, says Tansun
  • Hot springs

    Therme Group recognised that to excel in the wellbeing resort sector it was key to address sustainability and energy efficiency.

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