Specification Magazine

October 2020

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3 Welcome Welcome T here is little doubt that 2020 has been a year of change, not least due to the on-going pandemic. But adoption of new Building Regulations, changes to planning, new investment programmes, the continuing public inquiry into Grenfell Tower, and Brexit, are all leading to a considerable shift for the industry as a whole. It is also a time of change for us as publishers. This industry shift is also having implications for the way we work, as will the pandemic and the fact that the way people are working on a day- to-day basis is also changing. Through regular engagement with our readers and advertisers we know our printed title remains an important source of information for the industry. But we have taken the opportunity to refresh our magazine brand. We have given the magazine a bold and vibrant new design with the aim of showcasing both product-based and project-focused material more effectively. We will still be providing the same informed and detailed technical information our readership requires, but we are doing so in a more dynamic and accessible way. We will also look to provide more industry-based views and opinions as we see more changes and shifts taking place in the months to come. The magazine will continue to complement our online and social media output, which is updated on a daily basis to give a more immediate and valuable resource and which also helps feeds into the features and product-based information we cover in more detail in the printed title. Above all, we recognise the importance of continuing to listen to the industry. Changing working patterns and behaviours will influence our multi-format approach, how people wish to access information and exactly what kind of detailed technical information they require will always help shape what we do. Accessing information in this day and age is never an issue. But we will continue to work to ensure the information we provide is relevant and accurate and will help the industry to progress and adopt best practice. The time for change is here and the aim should always be to improve. We will continue to work to improve our publications and online provision as the industry itself adapts to new ways of working, accessing information and setting new benchmarks for quality. Paul Groves || Group Editor The time for change has arrived Howells Patent Glazing Ltd - Triton Works, Woods Lane, Cradley Heath, Warley, West Midlands B64 7AN 01384 820060 www.howellsglazing.co.uk info@howellsglazing.co.uk Howells Patent Glazing, experts since 1973 in manufacturing, supply and installation of unique roof glazing systems for the private, public and commercial sectors. • Northlights, double and single pitch roofl ights, patent glazing, canopies, vents & guttering • Auto CAD drawings • U values of 0.4w/m 2 (under specialist conditions) • Weather tightness tested to current British standards • Quality assurance to ISO 9001:2015 • Members of council for aluminium in building • Railway stations, shopping centres, schools, heritage buildings, industrial & commercial buildings, together with domestic applications, swimming pools and conservatories • Prebuilt range roofl ights, 14 day turnaround

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