Construction Industry Forecast Autumn 2017
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Overall for this year, output is forecast to increase by 0.7% as growth early in the year has started to be offset by slower activity during the second half of the year, especially in London. Construction activity during 2018 is expected to remain flat despite significant growth in private house building and infrastructure due to declines in commercial offices and retail activity as well industrial factories. In 2019, construction output is forecast to rise by 2.0% as infrastructure projects drive industry activity.
The resistance to sound is not just a legal requirement; designers should take account of the expected transmission of sound between dwellings, between rooms and from outside, and design the walls and floors accordingly.
The Building Regulations require that occupants of a dwelling be 'reasonably protected' from noise...
Although there is an increasing interest and application in using adhesive-bonded connections for new buildings, the main demand for this technology in the UK is for repairs to structural timbers. The original concept was aimed at repairing historic structures. However, the technology is increasingly being used for repairing modern materials...
Adhesives are widely used in non-structural applications such as furniture manufacture and joinery. They are also used in the manufacture of panel products such as plywood, particleboard, fibreboard and oriented strandboard (OSB), of which some grades are used structurally.
Glulam and structural timber composites such as cross laminated...