Blogs


The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging the wider industry to consider the importance of implementing effective building controls from the outset of building projects in order to meet current legislation.

As we enter the era of Industry 4.0, Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot specialist, TM Robotics, dispels some common misconceptions about implementing smart manufacturing.  

 

Myth 1: Automation will replace humans

Britain’s four million van drivers have been warned of the serious health risks they face from sitting behind the wheel every day.

For product development to be successful and efficient, strategic outsourcing is often needed to reduce lead times, cut production costs and ensure improved product quality. This means selecting the right contract manufacturing partnership.

A major consideration when renovating or starting a bathroom from scratch is underfloor heating. Whilst there is an ever-increasing range of designer bathroom heating to choose from, many homeowners are now turning to underfloor heating as an alternative. Here’s why.

Tool theft is on the increase, with more than 50% of builders in the UK having had their tools stolen, according to research held by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).The theft of the tools can completely destroy a business, whereby jobs cannot be started or finished as a result of incomple

Victoria Delafaille, a Director of Exchequer Accountancy which specialises in SME accounts, offers a few words of advice to contractors about preventing poor payers from ruining your day…or worse.

Recent Home Office statistics have shown that in nine out of ten crimes, nobody is charged, along comes the Tool theft Prevention Plan. Along with this, the numbers of burglaries are rising, painting nothing but a gloomy picture.

Due to the pension changes, introduced in April 2015, there has been an increased interest in final salary pensions transfers (or defined benefit transfers).

A NORTH-WEST Apprentice took top honours last night in a prestigious National Competition to celebrate Apprentices in the UK.

SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, has welcomed the approval last week (November 23) of a plan which secures full post-Brexit membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) within European Standards Organisations (ESOs).

With the UK Government mandating the use of building information modelling (BIM) on government projects since 2016, its perception has transformed from a useful tool into a necessity for delivering construction projects of all types including buildings, bridges and roads.

A fluid customer base, increased media coverage of costs and shifting customer preferences have made digital more important than ever before for utilities companies.