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Widespread bullying of subcontractors leads to dedicated support conference

The construction industry continues to face enormous challenges with even the biggest firms feeling the heat. Payment problems and skill shortages threaten growth, whilst various initiatives have hit the buffers. Keen to provide inspirational advice to the specialist subcontractors struggling along in the lower half of the industry’s pyramid, Gordon Bromley, former PepsiCo Managing Director, has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a niche conference this July.

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Bid Success for Project Five Clients

Fast becoming known within industry as a leading provider of procurement and bidding support, Katy reflects on what can only be described as a “winning” year celebrating a 98% bid success rate;

“As the drive to demonstrate best value for the best value for the public pound increases and spending from the public purse tightens, industry is under rising pressure to differentiate and demonstrate 'best value' from one bid to the next. Having supported a range of clients from multinationals to SME’s it is great to see the market driving to innovate and continuously improve in order to produce winning bids.”

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THSP launch new range of CDM 2015 Advisor Services

Construction Health and Safety experts THSP Risk Management have launched a range of CDM 2015 Advisor Services to complement the introduction of the new regulations. 

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Bolton College inspires Romanian visitors

Thursday, members of FAST – a Romanian charity that works with families from marginalised Roma communities in Brasov County – took a tour of Bolton College’s Construction Block during the fourth day of their visit to the vocational college.

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Marshalls brings street furniture brands together

Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has announced that it will be bringing together all of its street furniture products and specialist businesses into a singular brand offering. 

Having been a part of the brand for 10 years, leading street furniture, lighting and signage manufacturer Woodhouse, has now become fully integrated into the Marshalls street furniture portfolio.

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Latchways leads industry with BIM ready portfolio

Latchways, the global leader in fall protection, has announced a portfolio of roofing products that are now ‘BIM ready’. As of end of April 2015, architects, specifiers and contractors will have full access to easily downloadable families of BIM components compatible with Revit software, through The National BIM Library and Latchways.com.

As a collaborative working process for the creation and life of a building, BIM (Building Information Modelling) is revolutionising the UK construction industry. Latchways has long since recognised the value and benefits BIM capabilities will bring to its customers and has been working to develop its roofing portfolio for the past 12 months - enabling the industry to begin using this process nearly a year ahead of the government deadline of 2016.

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What does BIM Mean to You? by Project Five Consulting

It’s the buzz word of the moment, but what does BIM mean to you?... Do you fully understand how BIM is impacting upon the construction industry?... Do you understand the impact BIM has on you and your role?... Is it time you understood “What BIM Means for Me?”

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Aerial and satellite industry link up with TrustMark

Members of the Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI), the largest trade association for content delivery, are now able to assure their customers that their entertainment installations will be carried out by quality experts approved to Government-endorsed standards.

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1 Day CPD Certified Bidding courses launched by Project Five

Following a stream of successful bid wins for their Procurement and Bid team, Project Five are currently boasting at 98% bid success rate for their clients.

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New training and webinar to equip industry on new CDM regulations

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has launched a new training series for professionals with a responsibility for health and safety.

The training will provide those working in design and management roles in construction the skills and knowledge needed to comply with the incoming 2015 CDM regulations update.  By October this year, it will be a legal requirement for all organisations to use the new regulations, so it is vital that health and safety professionals have the skills they need to be ready for the deadline. The updated regulations come into force on 6 April.

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Gloucester Gateway by SkyGarden Green Solutions

The image for Gloucester Gateway was to build a building, that didn’t look like a building. The new service station on the northbound side of the M5 between J11 and J12 was a leap forward in service station design and engineering The clients, Westmorland Limited, aimed to do something different from the average motorway services. No franchises, no big brands, but instead a sense of where you are - a sense of place; homemade food and farm shops, that work hand in glove with small, artisan producers from the local area and beyond. The idea that has been successfully used at the Tebay services in Cumbria for 40 years. 

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