The construction industry has often hesitated in the past when it comes to embracing digital technology, avoiding sporadic investment into emerging trends without solid evidence and proof of return. With less than 1% of revenues being spent on IT and digitalisation of operations, it’s an industry with a lot of catching up to do. With many digital technological innovations now proving their worth from conceptual design through to on-site physical construction, their adoption is becoming a catalyst for fundamental change in the way that construction projects are designed, developed and managed overall.
In this article, Paul Goggins, Specification Manager for UAP, explains why architects and specifiers must balance aesthetics with proven performance and reliable supply when specifying hardware for fire doors.
The Pontsteiger building rises up to a height of 90m above the waters of the Houthaven port, making it one of the tallest structures in Amsterdam. To ensure a waterproof, air-tight building envelope, CARLISLE CM Europe EPDM products were used for waterproofing facade and walkways.
This month’s focus, Refurb & Retrofit, centres on British Standards BS5543 from Klober, and BS 8612 from BMI.
Extra safety has been incorporated into an extra care housing development for over-55s, courtesy of GEZE UK.