Press Releases

 Siniat UK’s GTEC product and systems range now available as BIM objects

Oct 24, 2014 14:37 BST BIMobject® Siniat is a European leader in gypsum related building solutions and systems. In collaboration with BIMobject®, the largest publisher of objects in Europe, Siniat’s high performance products are now available as digital replicas: BIM objects.

Major changes ahead for healthcare construction procurement

Oct 24, 2014 14:30 BST AMA Research Under reforms in the Health and Social Care Act, the NHS has undergone major structural change with the management of the NHS, including its estate, decentralized as more power is handed to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). In addition, with NHS capital spending now drastically reduced, the process of funding new hospitals and primary care facilities has also changed.

Leisure construction buoyed by rapid growth in budget segments

Oct 24, 2014 13:26 BST AMA Research In overall terms, construction activity in the entertainment and leisure sector has performed relatively well during the downturn compared with other sectors, with construction output values reaching around £5.7bn in 2013, a 14% rise on 2012. This is according to a new report by AMA Research.

Recycled Aluminium Innovation

Oct 24, 2014 11:27 BST Innovate UK Continuing its support of cutting edge technology, Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminium alloy, which means that up to 50% of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminium.

Energy efficiency and retrofitting drives UK Lighting Market growth

Oct 24, 2014 11:26 BST AMA Research The UK lighting market was estimated to be worth around £1.6 billion in 2013 with good growth prospects for 2014, according to a new report by AMA Research. Forecasts into the medium-term remain relatively optimistic with growth projected at 4-6% per annum until 2018, driven by increased demand for energy efficient lighting and growth of LEDs.

Good weather boosts growth in the UK Garden Leisure market

Oct 24, 2014 11:11 BST AMA Research The Domestic Garden Leisure market fell in value terms during 2012, but has since started to recover and was estimated to be worth over £500 million in 2013, reflecting an estimated growth of 12% compared to 2012. This estimate by AMA Research relates to domestic sales only and excludes the wider commercial market for garden furniture.

Gradual recovery in the UK wall cladding market

Oct 23, 2014 15:00 BST AMA Research Including facing bricks, rendered block and insulated render systems, AMA Research estimates in a new report that the total installed wall cladding area declined from over 45m m² in 2008 to 39 m², before showing gradual improvement to 48m m² in 2012 and 2013.

UK Water Saving Plumbing Products Market growing rapidly

Oct 23, 2014 12:30 BST AMA Research The UK water saving plumbing products market is estimated at £164 million at Manufacturers Selling Prices (MSP) in 2013, according to a new report by AMA Research.

Explosive growth in the UK LED Lighting market

Oct 23, 2014 10:54 BST AMA Research In 2013, the UK LED lighting market was estimated to be worth £330 million at manufacturers’ selling prices (MSP) according to a brand new report by AMA Research. This incorporates all finished, mains-operated LED lighting products, domestic and non-domestic used within construction and building.

Event Equipment Hire market to grow by 23% over the next 5 years

Oct 23, 2014 10:44 BST AMA Research The UK market for event equipment hire is estimated to be worth some £560m in 2013, according to a new report by AMA Research. Good weather in 2013, particularly over the key months of the year, benefited the events sector and consequently the event hire sector.