Construction Trade Survey November 2016
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Growth was reported throughout the construction industry supply chain in the third quarter of 2016, according to the Construction Trade Survey, marking a fourteenth consecutive quarter of growth. Construction product sales volumes increased for manufacturers at the beginning of the supply chain and output was reported to have been higher for main contractors. Although specialist contractors, SME builders and civil engineering firms also reported continued growth in Q3, balances were weaker than reported a quarter earlier. Only 1% of civil engineers and 7% of specialist contractors reported an increase in work during the quarter.
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...