The key differences between residential and commercial construction

Residential and commercial construction projects have numerous differences in tools, materials, purpose and functionality. The cost of commercial construction in comparison to residential is usually much higher and more likely to be publicly funded. While residential construction is often privately funded through capital investment and bank loans. Here are the Continue Reading

Calls for housing and landmarks for UK’s derelict land – Romal Capital survey

59% say housing is an issue and undeveloped sites should be committed to modern, efficient housing communities and cultural landmarks. London, UK | With Britain still in the grip of an on-going housing crisis, property developers Romal Capital sought the views of the British public on regenerating derelict land and brownfield sites. The national Continue Reading

Architectural ironmongery expert lifts the latch on wider industry standards

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is helping to shape the competency frameworks for the wider construction products industry as part of the drive towards clearer and more robust fire safety standards. Douglas Masterson, technical manager at the GAI, has been appointed as co-chair of Working Group 12, alongside Hanna Continue Reading

What is site boundary monitoring, and where is it used?

UK Construction Blog talks to Tim Turney, Global Marketing Manager at occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella, about the use of boundary monitoring to identify potential hazards, ensure compliance and protect workers from health risks. What is site boundary monitoring, and where is it used? Site boundary or Continue Reading

New guide to conformity marking and third-party testing published by GAI and DHF

A new technical briefing has been launched to keep door hardware professionals at the forefront of changes to conformity marking. The Guidance on conformity marking, third party testing, assessment and certification technical briefing, written by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), gives a comprehensive overview of the changes door Continue Reading

New guides launched to help specifiers navigate current industry issues

Three new guides have been published to make specifiers aware of the additional hardware considerations that are needed for projects with additional hygiene, sustainability and connectivity requirements. The new guides have been launched by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) to ensure that anyone involved in the specification of architectural ironmongery has access Continue Reading

New BIMcollab revolutionizes the extraction and sharing of BIM information

EINDHOVEN 29-10-2020 – The new BIMcollab ecosystem revolutionizes the way you extract and share information from your BIM model. With BIMcollab ZOOM you can now create insightful overviews via flexible pivot grids, using drag and drop. Dynamically drill down to the quantities you need, while interacting with your BIM model. Additionally, Continue Reading