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February 21, 2017

How Environmental Regulations to Benefit Bitumen Market?

Category: Construction Industry Today | Subscribe to Construction Industry Today Feed Published Tue, Mar 8th 2016 Global Bitumen Market (Paving Bitumen, Oxidized Bitumen, Cutback Bitumen, Bitumen Emulsion, Polymer Modified Bitumen and Others) for Roadways, Waterproofing, Adhesives, Insulation and Other Applications – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast,

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Together shortlisted in prestigious league table

Together shortlisted in prestigious league table I’m delighted to announce that Together has been shortlisted for The Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 – a prestigious league table which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. It’s safe to say that we’ve had a hugely successful year at

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Increase in Demand for BACS Items

A new report by the BSRIA has indicated that there has been a healthy growth in the amount of BACS products in the United States of America. The demand for the implementation of these systems having gone up regularly by 2.5 per cent every year since the year 2015, it

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Art Exhibition at Bernie’s Chocolate Bar

Bernie’s Chocolate Bar in Margate, Kent, will be showcasing a new and innovative collection of artworks at its base in Imperial House in order to wish itself a very happy and well deserved third birthday. Having been based in the Imperial House in the center of Margate since its very

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Initiative By Network Rail to Solve Flooding

Fulwell Station in the vicinity of Richmond-upon-Thames now has a new drainage system implemented into its works by Network Rail that will enable passengers to not have to worry any longer about the station flooding with water as it has done for so long in the past. Since it was

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Morgan Tucker Representative Voices Concerns

The Head of Civil Engineering of well-respected firm Morgan Tucker, named Tom Ingram, has emphasized more than ever before the need for building companies to take into consideration the disastrous and disruptive effects of flooding into their building developments. Since the winter of 2015 to 2016, the weather situation in

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Joint Partnership Able to Work on University of Glasgow

Two different companies have joined forces together in order to collaborate and have succeeded as a result of this of being able to work a masterful new plan of theirs on the renovation of the University of Glasgow. Indeed, it is a sure sign that consistent collaboration and cooperation between

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Appearance of Knight at Gleeds party

It is not every day that a building and construction consultancy firm receives the honor of having a knight show up to celebrate with them the joys of life and company profits, but Gleeds were the lucky enterprise in question who were treated to the arrival of the hallowed Sir

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Survey Finds that Renting Seems to be Lasting Longer

After the government’s well-publicized white paper on the housing and development industry, it has been found that a number of new factors are affecting the reasons why people choose to rent and why more of them are taking out longer leases. The survey, compiled and conducted by building and construction

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Housing Market Calming Down, According to eMoov CEO

Russell Quirk the Chief Executive Officer of property agency eMoov has released a few things to say regarding the current state of the housing market, which is apparently seeing homes in the country rise in value more slowly than they were before, suggesting that some form of stability seems to

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February 21, 2017

How Environmental Regulations to Benefit Bitumen Market?

Category: Construction Industry Today | Subscribe to Construction Industry Today Feed Published Tue, Mar 8th 2016 Global Bitumen Market (Paving Bitumen, Oxidized Bitumen, Cutback Bitumen, Bitumen Emulsion, Polymer Modified Bitumen and Others) for Roadways, Waterproofing, Adhesives, Insulation and Other Applications – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday Bitumen is a highly viscous, dark-brown-to-black hydrocarbon produced as a residue from the distillation of petroleum. The distillation can be a natural phenomenon, resulting in the formation of tar pits or asphalt lakes, or may take place in petroleum refinery units processing crude oil. Bitumen is also commonly referred to as asphalt or asphalt cement in North America. In 2013, the global bitumen market totaled almost 108,348 kilo tons of bitumen and held a net worth of nearly US$71.4 billion. Use of bitumen to build pavements for roads and highways constituted the largest end-use application of bitumen, holding over 80% of the total market. The global network of roads and highways is continuously rising, and an increasing volume of bitumen is being consumed in bituminous asphalt concrete – a mineral aggregate material bound together with bitumen and used in road construction. Bituminous asphalt concrete has come across as the primary choice of architects for building pavements over the past four to five decades. High durability, resistance to water, and insulation are some of the chief properties that generate abundant global demand for bitumen. However, there are many other properties of bitumen that make it the right choice for environment conservationists. Research Report Sample PDF: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=B&rep_id=295 Here’s a brief account of those properties: Sustainability When designed and constructed in an appropriate manner, roads built using bitumen do not wear out easily. Maintenance of such roads is also very simple: only the top layer is replaced, in a process that is quick and highly cost-effective. Complete removal and reconstruction of these roads is not needed. Bitumen also makes reusability of concrete pavements possible through a process called rubblization. At the end of their useful life, concrete pavements usually require to be completely removed and replaced. Conversely, by processing the worn-out concrete with bitumen through ‘rubblization’, the material that would otherwise have gone to waste can be used as a base for a new bitumen-based road. Rubblization saves a lot of fuel and utilization of virgin materials that would have been used for building a new road base. The high level of smoothness achieved in road surfaces due to the use of bitumen also helps maintain superior contact with vehicle tires, leading to improved road safety.  Recycling and Low Energy Consumption The bitumen industry is America’s leading recycler. The industry reclaims an overwhelming majority of its products every year and recycles or reuses more than 95% of it on an annual basis. Bitumen-based pavements are also highly economic when it comes to energy consumption. The construction and production of such pavements requires at least 20% less energy than concrete or other types of pavements. Bitumen-based pavements are faster to rehabilitate and construct, allowing bitumen roads to be opened for traffic as soon as the pavements are cooled and compacted. These factors heavily reduce the chances of congestion, which may lead to unnecessary fuel consumption and formation of emissions.     Very Low Greenhouse gas Emissions Studies have revealed that emissions from bitumen plants, including those of greenhouse gases, are not only very low but also very well controlled. Over the past years, the global bitumen industry has decreased the amount of total emissions produced by it by more than 95%, while also increasing the production volumes by over 250%. The emissions from bitumen plants are so low that they are usually considered negligibly minor sources of pollution.  Preserving Water Quality By replacing nonporous surfaces in roads, parking lots, and other applications with porous bitumen systems, runoff water can be turned into infiltration, thus helping restore the hydrology of a site or even improve it, improve the quality of water, and eradicate the need for detention basins for runoff water. The fact that bitumen pavements do not leach also makes them ideal for the preservation of the environment.  Contact information Mr. Sudip .STransparency Market ResearchState Tower, 90 State Street,Suite 700,United StatesAlbany12207+91- 8600924083 Source link

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Together shortlisted in prestigious league table

Together shortlisted in prestigious league table I’m delighted to announce that Together has been shortlisted for The Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 – a prestigious league table which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. It’s safe to say that we’ve had a hugely successful year at Together, and we’ve been making changes that will help us fulfill our ambitious plans as we continue to grow.  Recently, we separated our retail and commercial activities under a new corporate governance structure, with the different divisions now managed independently, and we’ve made a number of high-profile appointments to create a dynamic leadership team that will help take the business forward. Being shortlisted in The Sunday Times’ Top Track 250 is a great acknowledgment of all that we’ve achieved, and is testament to our strong financial performance. Together currently has a loan book in excess of £1.7 billion, and total new lending for the year ended 31 March 2016 stood at £971 million. We’ve invested heavily in our infrastructure, our people and our products to enable us to meet rising demand for alternative finance across our broad product range, and that’s a major factor in our success. As well as auction finance, Together’s product range includes bridging finance, residential and commercial mortgages and secured loans, and our common sense philosophy means that we’re able to provide funding in many scenarios where a mainstream lender may not be able to assist. We work with property professionals, landlords, investors and financial advisers across the UK who know they can trust us to make a quick decision and meet the tight funding deadlines that often come with an acquisition. Whether it’s a residential property, a buy-to-let, an auction purchase or a large-scale development, our team of experts have unrivalled expertise; having been delivering finance to customers for 42 years. Together has seen a huge increase in headcount over the past year as we grow our team to support the continued demand. In fact, the number of employees has increased by 22% in the past year alone, and we currently have a dedicated team of 460 colleagues. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved to date, and look forward to the next chapter. Despite any uncertainty in the property market that may result from Brexit, our clients know that they can trust in our stability, thanks to our strong financial position and committed funding channels, and this shortlisting is a firm reminder of that. Source link

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Increase in Demand for BACS Items

A new report by the BSRIA has indicated that there has been a healthy growth in the amount of BACS products in the United States of America. The demand for the implementation of these systems having gone up regularly by 2.5 per cent every year since the year 2015, it is clear that the US markets and businesses are relying more and more on the implementation of BACS into their initiatives. Indeed, with an overall amount of Installed Systems transactions amounting to $5,801 million, it is clear that there is a lot to profit from being affiliated with these systems and more and more companies and enterprises in the richest country in the world are resorting to BACS. As Zoltan Kaparthy of the BSRIA explains, the increasing demand for these on the US market is to be seen as a result of the gradual digitalization of assets around the world. Similarly, it is also due to businesses’ growing worry with the cost of energy implementation and it is evident that more and more are trying to work hard to reduce these in the future in order to secure themselves a more sustainable development plan for the future. Of course, the amount of building and construction that goes on is subjective to the way that the country’s economy is going and with the current fluctuations taking place in the USA it is uncertain what the future will be. On the other hand, compared to their Canadian neighbors the United States of America have invested a great deal more in construction initiatives, which is indicative of the staggering amount of BACS found out by the BSRIA report. By “construction” however, it is important to understand that more changes and renovations to existing properties have been under way in greater amounts than the amount of new properties being built. It is therefore important for more strategies to be put into place in order to ensure that more properties are built in North America.

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Art Exhibition at Bernie’s Chocolate Bar

Bernie’s Chocolate Bar in Margate, Kent, will be showcasing a new and innovative collection of artworks at its base in Imperial House in order to wish itself a very happy and well deserved third birthday. Having been based in the Imperial House in the center of Margate since its very inception, Bernie’s Chocolate Bar is pleased to be located in what is one of a few of the most long standing flatiron structures that the world has ever seen. And yes, if you were thinking wait, isn’t that like the one in New York or am I going crazy, then yes you are right, there is and you are. But the Imperial House in Kent is the perhaps more famous New York structure’s older cousin by about 20 years and has been the central and cultural hub for artists of all kinds in the Margate area. The Imperial House is to Margate what Montmartre is to Paris and it is clear that it is viewed with great admiration and loving by its hordes of arty fans and photographers. Having been in place since the 1880s, it has withstood the test of time to becoming a major attraction for people to Margate and Bernie’s Chocolate Bar is pleased to have settled in such a beautifully attractive as well as historic location to conduct its business. Its owner Bernie Morgan is extremely proud to be organizing this wonderful artistic exposition that will certainly be the talk of the town and will demonstrate that Margate is a vibrant cultural hub that still attracts visitors and tourists from all over the world. And if you are feeling a bit peckish for a snack, then Bernie’s Chocolate Bar is the ultimate artistic exhibition for you, one so good that you can eat it. Ian Dickie who works at Margate Museum is similarly pleased that Imperial House is hosting the event.

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Initiative By Network Rail to Solve Flooding

Fulwell Station in the vicinity of Richmond-upon-Thames now has a new drainage system implemented into its works by Network Rail that will enable passengers to not have to worry any longer about the station flooding with water as it has done for so long in the past. Since it was constructed under Longford River way back in 1864, the train services have frequently been hit with water leaks that have damaged the electric systems that had been put in place to control and signal the trains coming to and from the station. This therefore resulted that there would be frequent delays to the rail transport services to Fulwell and was a real pain for passengers traveling there and caused disruptions for other services operating in the Richmond-upon-Thames area. It is evident for a start that these repairs have been a long time but that finally Network Rail committed to the plans and a new drainage pumping system has been put in place in order to solve this problem. The new lagoon will store rainwater coming from the new system and will be able to contain a grand total of 2 million liters, meaning that it will be a long time hopefully before any more floods disrupt the rail services along the Fulwell station. As Becky Lumlock of Network Rail, the all new pumping system that has been put into place will have the enormous capacity to be able to shift 225 liters of rain water every single second. This demonstrates the speed and competency of the new system in place and will enable the passengers along Fulwell to finally be able to enjoy a service that runs fine even with the torrential downpours of rain that are occurring at this time of year. Whilst a large amount of initiatives were tried and tested but failed to resolve the problem, it seems that Network Rail have finally succeeded in rectifying the situation.

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Morgan Tucker Representative Voices Concerns

The Head of Civil Engineering of well-respected firm Morgan Tucker, named Tom Ingram, has emphasized more than ever before the need for building companies to take into consideration the disastrous and disruptive effects of flooding into their building developments. Since the winter of 2015 to 2016, the weather situation in the United Kingdom has got increasingly worse and heavy gales and winds such as “Hurricane Barbara” caused major disruptions to worksites all over the country. What Tom Ingram emphasizes is that building contractors and site managers need to implement some careful tactics into their work that takes careful consideration of the ways in which flooding in the area can put workers and sites at risk. Whilst it is good that many building companies are very well aware of the dangers of flooding, there needs to be more risk assessment taking on sites and land developments that actually take into appropriate consideration the various amounts of things that can be implemented so that if a flood does occur workers and site managers are prepared and have put in appropriate health and safety measures in place. For example, certain factors such as the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) that has been put in place by the European Union whilst advantageous to many actually increases the risk of flooding to local areas near maize production grounds and farms. Tom Ingram calls for companies and architectural firms as well as property and land developers of all kinds to take a more serious attitude towards the effects of flooding and not to simply ignore the implementation of safer methods as too expensive or unnecessary. With the weather taking a turn for the worse this year, it is clearly more important than ever that risk assessments are taken and that methods are put into place in order to ensure that water is not irrigated onto building sites through flooding as it has done so much in the past few years. An appropriate alternative to these problems needs to be sought out.

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Joint Partnership Able to Work on University of Glasgow

Two different companies have joined forces together in order to collaborate and have succeeded as a result of this of being able to work a masterful new plan of theirs on the renovation of the University of Glasgow. Indeed, it is a sure sign that consistent collaboration and cooperation between different firms in different industries can eventually pay off and reap the rewards for those involved. This is certainly the case for both AECOM as well as 7N Architects, who have recently been awarded planning permission to renovate and restructure the University of Glasgow for the better. Indeed, the plans by both AECOM and 7N Architects will involve working on a new 85,000 meters square in order to bring the various sides of the Glasgow campus together and to ensure that the city remains proud to be the home of one of the best universities in the whole of Scotland. It is clear that this master plan will be able to ensure that all new graduates, professors and individuals who come through the university’s  quarters will be able to see a brand new, fully integrated campus that will hopefully encourage more students than ever before to settle there. Furthermore, the planned implementation of new buildings and structures of various shapes and sizes being given consent by Glasgow City Council is a significant step in the proceedings for the efforts of AECOM and 7N, who will ensure over the next half of the decade that the £430 million price tag to build on the university grounds will be money well spent. Such sentiments are equally evoked by a member of the collegiate itself, Professor Anton Muscatelli, who is very pleased that the Glasgow City Council has commended the project with their much-needed seal of approval. With this development in the proceedings in place, work to improve the campus and to bring its existing parts together into a cohesive whole can now begin.

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Appearance of Knight at Gleeds party

It is not every day that a building and construction consultancy firm receives the honor of having a knight show up to celebrate with them the joys of life and company profits, but Gleeds were the lucky enterprise in question who were treated to the arrival of the hallowed Sir Steve Redgrave upon their illustrious premises. This knight in shining armor is no less than a beacon of British pride and proved himself worthy of a gold medal at the Olympic games time and time again (well, five in total). But he was able to get down from the Elysian clouds of his success by commuting all the way to Brasserie Blanc in the center of Bristol in order to celebrate a successful financial year with Gleeds. Indeed, he was also there to introduce the Chairperson of Gleeds’ services in the south-western regions of the company, a man named Chris Paxford who will be responsible for chairing the firm’s assets in Bristol, Gloucester as well as in the city of Cardiff in Wales. All in all, the occasion was a very pleasant one for all (it seems) and Sir Steve Redgrave explained that he was delighted to attend the event and speak to members of Gleeds as well as representatives of other companies at the party occasion. Whatever the case it is evident that the new chairperson for the company Chris Paxford was honored and very chuffed to have shared the podium with an Olympic gold medalist who is also a knight, unlike David Beckham. It is also very clear that the appointment of Paxford will signal the dawn of a new era of operations for Gleeds in the south-western regions of the country and it is greatly hoped that the company will be able to prosper and progress with the amount of operations that it will soon be conducting in that particular area of the United Kingdom.

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Survey Finds that Renting Seems to be Lasting Longer

After the government’s well-publicized white paper on the housing and development industry, it has been found that a number of new factors are affecting the reasons why people choose to rent and why more of them are taking out longer leases. The survey, compiled and conducted by building and construction company McBains Cooper, discovered several important developments in the way that people think about renting at the current time. For example the survey found that four in ten of those who were surveyed were found to be planning to take out longer leases lasting up to a total of ten years. It therefore shows that more and more people are thinking of living in rented accommodation for a great deal of their time on earth and this is undoubtedly partly due to the failure of private housing due to the astronomic fluctuations in the property market at this moment in time. Additionally, it has been shown through the survey results that 25 per cent feel that over 40 per cent of what they earn in work is what goes towards the rent, with a further 11 per cent of the opinion that more than 50 per cent of their income is devoted towards paying the rent. This is a huge amount of people and, with this figure expected to increase, it seems that living standards as a whole will decrease in this country as they become less and less affordable for those earning a low pay wage, despite the government’s apparent intension to raise the minimum wage. It is also evident from the survey results that the majority of people were devoting their thoughts towards choosing homes based primarily on the size and facilities provided by the home itself rather than the local amenities and social opportunities in the surrounding area of the location. What this shows is that the world of our society is inevitably shrinking.

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Housing Market Calming Down, According to eMoov CEO

Russell Quirk the Chief Executive Officer of property agency eMoov has released a few things to say regarding the current state of the housing market, which is apparently seeing homes in the country rise in value more slowly than they were before, suggesting that some form of stability seems to have returned to the market. Quirk explains that one must accept a slowing down of rate levels in any case, due to the stagnation expected around the seasonal Christmas period. Things are therefore to be expected to have slowed themselves down somewhat in any case due to the simple fact that less people are likely to want to invest time and effort in the housing and property market around the Christmas season when they want to spend time with their families and friends. The slowing down overall thus seems to reflect this, but Quirk adds that things will certainly pick up again soon now that the tinsel season is over and business is opening up again as usual. Therefore it seems evident that the springtime season will show a rise once again because more people will be wanting to activate themselves again to get the year going with their plans to invest and change homes. Russell Quirk also adds that in any case the survey itself that has found this out (Rightmove) bases its data and results on the asking price of those whom it interviewed, and this is therefore not the same as the sold price itself. What it does however unarguably show is the expectations of people who believe that the market is at a lower rate than it actually is. Confidence is not what is used to be but the Rightmove survey did indicate a 3% rise in the amount of traffic that agencies are experiencing, showing that there is still much be said about the construction industry and housing development projects in the future months to come.

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