Construction Industry Forecast Spring 2018
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The start of 2018 has been an inauspicious one for the construction industry. The liquidation of Carillion in January, combined with the unseasonal weather in February and March, will inevitably lead to a poor first quarter of activity for the industry. The second quarter of 2018 is likely to see an upturn in activity but activity in the sector overall for the
year will be dependent upon the extent to which Carillion’s liquidation impacts upon sub-contractors and suppliers down the supply chain in addition to the extent of catch-up following the three lost days of construction activity across the UK. As a result, the key risks to the latest forecasts are clearly on the downside.
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...