Technical focus

Time is money; a motto that is particularly pertinent to the refurbishment of concrete infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, tunnels and the like. Delays in the repair of these vital transport links not only pile unnecessary stress on the commuting public, but local authorities also face additional expenditure each time a public project overruns; a financial burden that will inevitably be borne by the taxpayer.

Verksbyen, a new green neighbourhood in Fredrikstad, Norway, showcases the future of sustainable living. As part of the project, construction company Arca Nova Bolig is building five, five-storey apartment buildings situated in Capjon Park area in Verskbyen. The buildings are being constructed using Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products – making the construction fast, light and green.

Paul Simmonds, Digital Marketing Manager at Wunda Group, discusses why specifiers should be looking at underfloor heating to help meet climate change goals.

With the liquid roofing and waterproofing sector rapidly growing, Victoria Ramwell from Kemper System offers best practice advice on how to specify and install liquid systems.

Minimising energy use in buildings by improving the thermal performance of the building envelope has become increasingly important in the drive for sustainability and energy efficiency. And the prevention of thermal bridging is critical with structural attachments, such as balconies. This was a particularly important consideration at the extensive new Hendon Waterside project.

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