Weekly News Bulletin - 18th August 2017

Metsec Weekly News Bulletin

This week we were pleased to announce that we have been named as one of the country’s top construction suppliers to work alongside, as voted for by the supply chain, with the winner of the award being announced on the 10th October - we’ll keep you updated!

It was reported that the government-commissioned tests of cladding systems have found two wall cladding systems so far that have passed fire safety standards, but with further assessments still taking place. At Metsec, we understand the importance of rigorous and thorough testing, carrying out fire, thermal and acoustic testing on our products to ensure compliance with current regulations.

We also reported on a survey conducted by The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) where 89% of facilities managers believe that BIM will have a significant impact on their role. As certified to BIM Level 2, we have seen first-hand how significant BIM has become and what an important method it is.

Finally, we shared The Construction Index’s news that on Monday 21st August, Big Ben will sound its last bell chimes until 2021 for renovation to take place. Whilst the wider renovation project for Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme is not expected to start work until 2020’s, work on the tower was too urgent to be delayed.

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Metsec Among Supply Chain’s Top Ten Construction Suppliers

voestalpine Metsec plc has been named as one of the country’s top construction suppliers to work alongside, as voted for by the supply chain.
http://www.metsec.com/news/construction-enquirer-awards-top-10-2017/

Big Ben to fall silent for building works

On Monday 21st August at noon, the bongs of Big Ben will sound for the last time for a four-year conservation programme.
http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/big-ben-to-fall-silent-for-building-works

BRE finds a cladding system that is safe

Government-commissioned tests of cladding systems have finally found one that passes fire safety standards.
http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/bre-finds-a-cladding-system-that-is-safe

Large majority of facilities managers believe BIM will have a significant impact on their role

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the facilities management industry, according to the results of a new survey published by The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
http://workplaceinsight.net/large-majority-facilities-managers-believe-bim-will-significant-impact-role/

Second cladding combination passes fire test

A wall cladding system consisting of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding with a limited combustibility filler and PIR foam insulation has become the second type to pass fire safety tests.
http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/second-cladding-combination-passes-fire-test