The Aurubis copper theft, in which $198m worth of metal was stolen, is a reminder to us all of the importance of keeping construction sites protected. As metal inflation rises, criminals know they can sell things like copper for much more money, making them prime targets for crime. Not only that, but nights are getting darker, protecting criminals from being seen. Construction projects are naturally exposed and vulnerable. So, how can you keep your site protected? Alexis Potter, MD at site security specialist BauWatch, investigates.
Behind every modern, imaginatively-designed brick facade is likely to be a range of innovative masonry support. It’s the unsung hero of many wonderful private and public buildings; the unseen aesthetic and structural aid. But what else do we know about these vital, non-visible products? This feature provides an overview of how and why masonry support is needed in buildings and how it has allowed architects to set new parameters in brickwork design, says Ovidiu Bruzan, Senior Structural Engineer at IG Masonry Support.
The world’s leading trade fair for architecture, material, and systems, BAU 2023 will be opening its doors from 17-22 April in Munich and GEZE, a specialist in door, window and safety technology will be exhibiting a range of innovative products, system solutions and services at the show.
Premier Loft Ladders are celebrating their 20th anniversary of supplying the highest quality loft ladders.
Sidey embarked on a replacement project with Scottish Borders Housing Association to replace fire doors in over 1000 properties throughout the region.
Using a step-ladder to access a loft is not convenient or safe. As such, it is not surprising that Lydia was not confident taking items in and out of her loft. To make the most of this valuable storage space the ‘Elite ladder’ from Premier Loft Ladders was fitted above the existing hatch. This easy-to-use, heavy-duty loft ladder instilled the confidence that was previously missing.
Glasgow’s latest redevelopment project, located on Langside Road, is built upon the former site of the city’s Victoria Infirmary and consists of a large housing development that includes 413 flats, offices and retail space.
Quantum Flooring’s Q-Range Stair Nosing collection is at the forefront of safety and compliance for specification. It caters for all sectors and installations, with profiles to suit any project. Quantum is delighted to announce that the brand-new Q-Range Guide is now available.
In any building, in any industry, safety is paramount.