Construction Trade Survey February 2016
Growth in the construction industry was reported across the supply chain in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the Construction Trade Survey. This marks the eleventh straight quarter of increased activity experienced by main contractors, SME builders and product manufacturers, and the tenth for civil engineers. This follows the ONS official data for the construction industry, which showed output declined 0.4% in quarterly terms in Q4, but rose 0.4% compared to the same quarter in 2014. Forward-looking indicators for orders and enquiries in the Construction Trade Survey present a more mixed outlook for the next quarter and the rest of 2016.
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...