Final Friday Five


Spring has (sort of) sprung and April has passed with some interesting twists and turns, including the snap election. Read on to find out what has us talking this month…

New Arrivals – K107 and K112 have landed!

Our Kooltherm K107 Pitched Roof Board and Kooltherm K112 Framing Board have now joined our Kooltherm K100 Range, to continue to provide a level of performance that is unrivalled in the world of rigid thermoset insulation materials.

You can find our more here.

Play time is over!

RICS looks at how virtual reality technology can help at every stage of the construction process.

The Slussen, Stockholm, is one of several pioneering projects demonstrating how emerging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) techniques can provide tangible benefits during design, construction and operation phases.

Read the whole article here.

The Snap Election: Construction’s Chance

Theresa May’s decision to move the election forward by three years, in order to guarantee “certainty and security for the years ahead” shocked politicians and industries alike. This article from Building looks at the reaction from the construction industry and what this could potentially mean for the future.

Find out more.

Energy Company Obligation Reforms

The changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) means ECO2 has been extended from 1st April 2017 to 30th September 2018 to enable reforms and allowing industry time to adjust before further changes are made. The increased focus on low income and vulnerable homes is part of the Government’s plan to improve the energy efficiency of 1 million homes by 2020.

This article from the Sustainable Energy Association looks at the main changes, who is affected and what needs to happen for these reforms to be effective.

Read the full article.

AJ100 Awards: Building of the Year shortlist revealed

AJ has announced the eight buildings in the running for the prestigious AJ100 Building of the Year Award. Last year’s winner was WilkinsonEyre’s Weston Library in Oxford. This year’s shortlist includes buildings from Hawkins\Brown, Foster + Partners, Architype and many others.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 14th June at the Tower of London.

See the full list here.

AJ100 Building of the Year 2016: Weston Library - Wilkinson Eyre

AJ100 Building of the Year 2016: Weston Library – Wilkinson Eyre

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