Caveat for Contractors  – how clients try to avoid paying
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Cowboy Clients The media is often keen to criticise ‘Cowboy Builders’, but little is heard about Cowboy Clients – those that enter into a project and contract without the wherewithal to discharge their obligations, taking advantage of the trust and honour of many good quality building contractors and putting them and their workforce at risk. […]

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A water-saving faucet to control a fast hot water mini-recirculation loop. Save WATER and save ENERGY. To make available the hot water at the faucet you can either waste 40 L of water per day in the sink while you are waiting for hot water, or not wait for hot water but waste 10 KWh […]

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New “Passive Cooling’ Film
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Radiates heat without energy American University Invention Writing in Global Construction Review, Joe Quirke reports that a team from the University of Colorado Boulder has engineered a new material that can cool structures without using energy.

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Big Builders Buy Pre-Fab – aim to beat worker shortage
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Reuters Reports Phase Change in UK Home Building Disclosing that the prospect of Brexit choking off the supply of EU workers is reshaping Britain’s homebuilding industry. Esha Vaish reports that Berkeley, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Your Housing are among the many leading housebuilders who have told Reuters they are either planning new developments of prefabricated […]

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H&S Fines Set to Skyrocket – tougher sentencing on way
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Tougher Sentencing Guidelines Start to Bite As prosecutions hit companies across the board, Helen Devery of risk lawyers BLM has warned the industry needs to become more aware of the new HSE sentencing guidelines. Fines for construction companies have hit more than £12.6m since February 2016. Turnover Related Fines As noted by CIOB Construction Manager, […]

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