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[5 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

Builders have been urged to gain more knowledge about sustainable construction in order to boost the green buildings industry. Experts throughout the building industry have said that sustainability rates highly with most construction firms but staff need to learn more about it before we see a massive impact in the UK. Dr. Andrew Knight, who […]

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[3 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

Supermarket chain Morrisons is set to open a “next generation” superstore in October. The 4,162 square meter store, which will be located in Peterborough, will be the first in Europe to be lit entirely by LED lights. As a result, it will be entirely maintenance free for the first 50,000 hours, saving both time and […]

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

A new hospital ward has been constructed in Scarborough with the ability to ‘add wards’ in a pinch, according to Construction News Portal. The Maple Ward at the Scarborough Royal Infirmary was commissioned with several important design attributes as laid out by the local health authority. Image source via Elliot Solutions The building had to […]

Colorcoat Connection, News »

[25 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

BES 6001 was developed by the BRE to enable construction product manufacturers to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, and specifically the responsible sourcing of constituent materials and their manufacture into construction products. The standard describes a framework for the organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social aspects that must be addressed in order […]

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Steel is one of the top materials that have been utilised to build different structures all over the world. It has a lot of advantages in terms of construction strength and ductility. Bridges are one of the structures that are often made of steel, as steel offers a higher level of strength and tension when compared with other building materials such as concrete.

Combine that with the main purpose of bridges which is to connect land, people, societies and economies, you will be able to create a world that is interconnected to become strong and united as one.

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[10 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Sustainability is more than a buzz word. Everyone wants to be seen to be creating environmentally friendly buildings using materials that have had a former life. However sustainable construction isn’t just about the materials used in building the structure, but also the long-term affect that the building will have on the environment…

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[13 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

The CarbonNeutral Company are hosting a series of seminars beginning in November. Corus Colors is co-hosting an event on Tuesday November 10th 2009 – details of the event and how to register your interest are outlined here…

Colorcoat Connection, News »

[27 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

When specifying cladding systems for the construction of a building envelope in a marine environment what material would be best? Would it be aluminium?

Legislation & Regulations, Sustainability, Technical »

[3 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on New BREEAM Technical Paper | ]

Corus has announced the publication of a new technical paper – ‘An Introduction to BREEAM for pre-finished steel industrial buildings’ – which takes an in-depth look at this environmental assessment method, and provides specifiers, building owners and clients with a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of having industrial buildings assessed within the BREEAM scheme.

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[9 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Its always nice to see ambitious colour schemes used on the building envelope, and the Niekee School in the Netherlands is certainly a great example of this…