Construction National

Magazine, Online Directory and Web Design Service

Mon20012020

Last updateFri, 17 Jan 2020 10am

Thermal insulation provides corrosion protection with 'cool-to-touch' properties

Industries and facilities around the world face challenges linked to the maintenance of pipework, tanks, and vessels. Damage and deterioration of pipes, valves and fittings are a widespread problem and occur due to corrosion, erosion, thermal cycling, and chemical attack. In order to save energy costs and reduce waste, companies are recognising the importance of insulating their equipment to prevent heat loss and increase efficiency, however, this creates another issue, corrosion under insulation (CUI). CUI is a major issue which occurs on equipment operating in low, ambient, and high-temperature environments. 

Read more: Thermal insulation provides corrosion protection with 'cool-to-touch' properties

Buildiro app offers 90-minute courier service for small stock items in London

Buildiro, the world’s first mobile app for materials procurement which has been building a loyal fanbase of tradespeople and merchants since its launch in September 2019, is set to introduce a new service.  On 20 January 2020, Buildiro Direct begins, delivering those crucial, small, missing items to tradespeople within London, offering a 0.5% discount off every purchase via a points collection system and free courier returns. 

Read more: Buildiro app offers 90-minute courier service for small stock items in London

NASC launches £30,000 mental health first aid training fund

The NASC has created a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training.

The fund gives NASC members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of completing a mental health first aid course.  

Read more: NASC launches £30,000 mental health first aid training fund

Boningale Ltd develops innovative plastic pot recycling process

Boningale Ltd has developed an innovative plastic plant pot recycling process for use by clients, preventing pots from being sent for landfill.

Currently, plastic plant pots containing carbon black pigment are not widely accepted in kerbside collections, meaning many pots are sent to general waste, with landfill as a final destination. With an estimated 500 million plastic pots in circulation every year, the issue is far-reaching, and has contributed to a stigma around industry attitudes towards waste management and recycling. Boningale Ltd’s Potback aims to minimize these issues by reducing the number of pots sent to landfill. 

Read more: Boningale Ltd develops innovative plastic pot recycling process

Build UK starts 2020 in style with high profile new members

Build UK enters the new year having consolidated its position as the voice of UK construction by welcoming into membership a number of major client and contracting organisations, including Laing O’Rourke and Transport for London (TfL).

This follows a successful 2019 in which the Government-sponsored Construction Leadership Council (CLC) endorsed a number of Build UK initiatives aimed at driving change in construction, breaking new ground in areas such as pre-qualification, contractual practice, and retentions.

Read more: Build UK starts 2020 in style with high profile new members

University unveils building brick made from 90% recycled construction waste

A Scottish university has unveiled the world's first building brick that's made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste. 

The K-Briq produces a tenth of the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, uses less than a tenth of the energy in its manufacture and can be made in any colour.

Read more: University unveils building brick made from 90% recycled construction waste

ASFP announces 2019 Passive Fire Protection Awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners of the 2019 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards on Thursday, 5 December at an Awards Lunch held in the Pavilion at the Tower of London. The awards were presented by ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins to companies and individuals judged to have contributed to the advancement of the passive fire protection sector.

Read more: ASFP announces 2019 Passive Fire Protection Awards

New multi-million-pound school facility in Histon

The Mick George Group on behalf of Acrabuild Ltd are set to kick-start a £16m project being led by RG Carter Construction Ltd, that has recently been given the go-ahead in Histon to enhance the existing education facilities.

The infant and junior schools in Histon and Impington will both be enlarged to meet growing demand, amid increased pressure for school places across the Cambridge region which has resulted in some within the catchment area being unable to secure a reception place at the infant school.

Read more: New multi-million-pound school facility in Histon

Heritage Cast Aluminium Beaded Deep Run stocked in textured black

In response to a growth in orders for this 115x75mm (4.5x3") deeper profile, Rainclear, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater, roofline and drainage systems are adding it to stock, for next day delivery, in the popular textured black colour. 

An ideal solution for properties that require a rainwater system with extra volume/rainwater flow capacity. This traditional cast aluminium beaded half round profile gutter is made deeper - for a greater flow capacity and is already available in 7 standard RAL textured colours or 25 standard Matt RAL colours in 15 days. 

Read more: Heritage Cast Aluminium Beaded Deep Run stocked in textured black

NASC and Simian answer former soldier’s appeal

The NASC and Simian have joined forces to help a former soldier take the next step in his career in the scaffolding industry. 

The organisations teamed up after scaffolder Liam Gibbons reached out for assistance via the NASC’s Facebook account. 

He wrote: “I read with interest that the NASC is keen to encourage more ex-Forces personnel to take up positions in the scaffolding industry and had launched a fund to help them with training. Just wondered if there was anything you could do for me.  

Read more: NASC and Simian answer former soldier’s appeal

£21m Deer Park School project imminent

A £21m construction project of a new secondary school at Uplands Farm, Botley is set to get underway, with the Mick George Group contracted to complete Bulk Excavation and Soil Stabilisation works on behalf of Kier.

The site which is situated west of Woodhouse Lane, Hedge End will be recognised as Deer Park School and will initially accommodate 120 Year 7 pupils, rising to 1,050 at full capacity.

Read more: £21m Deer Park School project imminent