The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive. Simon’s career began in the NHS, moving into senior management roles in professional institutions and trade associations more than 25 years ago. He has held leadership roles in the healthcare, business tourism, jewellery and construction sectors, including Continue Reading

Construction output in Great Britain: September 2020, new orders and Construction Output Price Indices, July to September 2020

Main points: Construction output grew by 2.9% in the month-on-month all work series in September 2020, driven by increases in both new work (2.7%) and repair and maintenance (3.4%); this is the fifth consecutive month of growth but the lowest rise in that time. The level of construction output in Continue Reading

3 Things to Keep in Mind About Selecting the Right Plywood for Concrete Formwork

Impressive structures like the San Diego library can achieve such greatness because of expert concrete formwork. This formwork isn’t possible without the use of structural plywood forming panels. Contractors must select plywood for concrete formwork from companies like Doka Formwork Plywood to see the same high-quality result. There are some Continue Reading