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16 April 2014

The project team that worked on the building of the Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry has received an ‘Excellent’ rating from CEEQUAL, an awards scheme designed to recognise sustainability in civil engineering.

16 April 2014

The organisers of next year’s Ecobuild says 60% of the show’s floorplan has already been booked, with eight major manufacturers already committed as well as newcomer plumbing and drainage supplier Wavin.

15 April 2014

The contractor behind the award-winning Bishop Edward King Chapel saw its pre-tax profits rise by 21% to £1.7m last year, on revenue that was up 12% to £77.3m.

11 April 2014

TrustMark chairman Liz Male is among four people to have been appointed to the board of the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to strengthen is expertise.

10 April 2014

Balfour Beatty has completed work on a £5.4m low carbon advanced manufacturing and engineering centre in Norfolk – its third contract with client Hethel Engineering.

9 April 2014

Builder and architects need to put across a more forceful argument to government and the wider public about the many benefits of retrofitting older houses for greater energy efficiency, a conference held to launch a new report on the issue heard today.

9 April 2014

The Structural Timber Association (STA), which rebranded last year in an attempt to become more inclusive, has added another interest group in amalgamating with UKSIPS, the trade body representing structural insulated panels (SIP) suppliers.

8 April 2014

BSW Timber says it is now able to offer its customers in the South East next day delivery on select lines of its products after it opened a distribution centre in Tilbury in Essex.

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Features

Green credentials like BREEAM ratings are enough of a sway on their own to attract investors, a new report suggests.

Not everyone is aware of timber’s really broad range of uses and qualities, says Andy Pitman

The recent refurbishment of PwC’s Embankment Place HQ achieved a landmark 96.31% BREEAM Outstanding score, but was the project outstanding from start to finish? Holly Squire takes a closer look.

Specifiers of structural timber products must look out for inaccuracies in CE marking when selecting products, warns Hugh Mansfield-Williams