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Five things you need to know about the Environment Bill

After several COVID-related setbacks, the Environment Bill, which provides a post-Brexit framework for environmental governance in England, is set to become law this autumn. While most of the Bill only applies to England, some significant provisions apply in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and will go through a process of legislative consent. Gareth Rondel, Sustainability Lead at CHAS (pictured), highlights what construction businesses need to know.

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Engineering solution brings waterfront back to life

Will Rudd Davidson (Edinburgh), consulting engineers, have completed complex engineering works at Dumbarton Harbour, to provide waterfront access for the first time in 150 years.  The site at the old quay on the River Leven has been brought back to life and will provide new homes for local residents to enjoy the views of the river and beyond.

The engineering team’s work on the quayside site of the former Ballantine Whisky Distillery involved significant and complex challenges, including removing old foundations and slipways from the site’s original use in the 18th and 19th centuries as a shipyard.  Upgrades to the quay walls and dry dock revetments were also undertaken.

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NBS and ASFP announce safety-based collaboration

NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector. 

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End to end charity motorbike ride 2021

Enigma employees and partners are undertaking the ultimate endurance challenge weekend of Saturday 26th June 2021. The fundraising team will ride motorbikes a distance of 984 miles from Lands End, Cornwall to John O’Groats, Scotland. To raise awareness and funds for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, who for over a century have been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service.

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Casella launches technologically advanced high flow pump to air sampling market

Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of 20 tradespeople every week. Despite being banned in the UK, asbestos can still be found in older homes and industrial properties built between the 1950s and 70s, posing a threat to anyone who disturbs the dangerous material.

Global occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert Casella has launched the Vortex3, the most innovative high flow pump on the market, designed to simplify asbestos and air sampling.

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