Last year the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) launched the RIDBA Building Awards 2019, to recognise innovation and excellence amongst members in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry. After receiving a record number of entries, RIDBA is pleased to announce the shortlisted projects for the awards this year. Four months since the...Read more
The Return of the RIDBA Building AwardsThe Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) has launched the RIDBA Building Awards for 2019. In what is a bi-ennial event for RIDBA, the awards remain the highlight of the industry calendar, recognising innovation and excellence amongst members in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry. Entries are...
Photovoltaic (PV) panels are becoming an increasingly common sight on buildings across the UK, as owners attempt to turn sunlight into cash while doing ‘their bit’ for the environment. Farm buildings are no exception, especially where electricity is required to power plant and processes within the building. If, however, the PVs are not installed correctly,...Read more
Critical moment to reverse the decline of natureToday, The Wildlife Trusts publish, Towards a wilder Britain – creating a Nature Recovery Network, which shows how new laws could lead to the creation of nature recovery maps and reverse decades of wildlife declines. The new report details how a Nature Recovery...
Research carried out by The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) shows that many companies in the structural steelwork sector cannot gain access to apprenticeship training for core specialist roles, limiting the take-up of apprentices in small and medium sized companies. In response, BCSA has launched a new apprenticeship training programme that allows companies in the structural...Read more
The United Kingdom is blessed with a fairly mild winter climate, but it is not uncommon for a significant snowfall to occur at least once every winter, bringing with it the usual transport chaos and school closures. In Scotland and North East England, heavy snow is more common and the problem increases with altitude. For...Read more
The RIDBA Board is delighted to award Honorary Membership to long-serving member, Jim Loynes, BSc (Hons) CEng MIAgrE . RIDBA Chairman, James Anthony said: "Jim’s commitment to the industry and RIDBA is second to none and he is thoroughly deserving of this honour." Jim first heard about the Farm Buildings Association (FBA) while at college when...Read more
January 4th, 2018: United Products has announced the completion of its first project with Wright Steel Construction, at the Mountbatten family home, Broadlands Estate, near Romsey. The building, a cold rolled portal frame with a single skin, will be used by the Romsey Show Committee, to store their show equipment. United...Read more
B&CE have been continuing to develop a new, simplified occupational health scheme that works for the construction industry. This summer, they consulted with the industry on the proposed framework, a three-year plan that clarifies the complex health and safety legislation that employers need to comply with. The framework was developed in collaboration with...Read more
It’s nearly 20 years since the Data Protection Act came into force and since then, we have moved into a digital and social media age, with significant increases in data use, processing and storage. It is with these changes in mind that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be implemented in the UK on...Read more