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ISG wins coveted Queen’s Award for International Trade

International construction services company, ISG has won a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in recognition of the company’s sustained success in overseas expansion.

As the UK’s most prestigious business accolades, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise highlight outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, international trade and sustainable development. ISG successfully demonstrated to the judging panel that its strategic diversification into new growth markets and geographies across the globe deserved recognition at the very highest level.

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Can nature help restore harmony in our cities?

Our cities are facing an uncertain future. Underground roads and automated transport, permeable pavements and water roofs, vertical farming and even glowing trees – from large-scale interventions to smaller scale enrichments, cities in the future will need to look vastly different to cities now.

Cities Alive – rethinking green infrastructure – shows how the creation of a linked ‘city ecosystem’ that encompasses parks and open spaces; urban trees, streets, squares; woodland and waterways can help create healthier, safer and more prosperous cities. To realise this vision, green infrastructure has to now take a more influential role in the planning and design of cities and urban environments.

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British building confidence on the up, driven by house builders

Britain’s builders are at their most confident since 2007 as the Government’s Help to Buy scheme swells optimism among construction firms. Following the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply’s latest findings, house builders are driving the industry forward and the rise in residential building is growing at one of the fastest rates since 2007.*

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has also noticed a boom in registrations, going up from an average of 528 per month in 2007 to 815 per month in 2014. Areas in the UK where marked registrations have increased include the Midlands and the South East.

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UKATA calls for action in Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is backing this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1-7 April) by focusing on public awareness of the on-going dangers of asbestos and supporting US initiatives to make this a truly global campaign moving forwards in the wake of growing asbestos fears post 9/11.

“We still have legacy issues in the UK, but asbestos remains a global problem,” said UKATA Chairman Eddie Strong. “Asbestos is still the biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK and this figure is likely to rise as people develop asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma much later in life and up to 30 years after initial exposure. The aftermath of September 11 has also given new impetus to issues surrounding asbestos.”

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TG20:13 – Good Practice Guidance for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding: At A Glance

The NASC’s new TG20:13 Technical Guidance offers good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding.

TG20:13 aims to raise awareness of good practice in scaffolding across the construction industry and drive up standards of scaffolding, and safety.

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Building & Construction Meet the Buyer Reebok Stadium, Bolton - 18th March

An innovative event aimed at the building and construction sector, packed full of supply chain opportunities. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet key organisations, make new contacts, find new business prospects and discover how to access business opportunities. 

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Propump foamed concrete rescues town river wall

Propump Engineering’s foamed concrete came to the rescue following emergency repair work at Bridgwater’s West Quay, a riverside street which dramatically and unexpectedly collapsed when around a 1000t of masonry quay wall fell into the river during winter rains.  

With the health and safety of the community paramount, 19 properties had to be evacuated following the wall collapse which left a 6 metre deep, 35 metre long chasm along the road adjacent to the River Parett.   

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Helping thousands of people succeed worldwide

The College of Estate Management (CEM) has over 90 years' experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities for the Construction and Real Estate professions. A CEM qualification is an internationally recognised demonstration of knowledge and skills, which can help a student on to their personal career ladder. Their qualifications are recognised and accredited by leading professional bodies, providing a route to professional membership.

Since their foundation, CEM have helped thousands of people to succeed in their careers, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide. Many are now in senior positions in government, property administration and private practice or have started their own companies.

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FWB celebrate over 50 years as experts in product and procurement solutions

From five tons of nuts and bolts to over 50,000 products across nine core product groups in just 50 years. Supply chain partner, fwb, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. 

Experts in delivering the best product and procurement solutions to the construction, infrastructure, industrial and public sector markets, much of fwb’s success can be traced back to its earliest days and the actions of entrepreneurial founder Mr Henry John Key.

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Balfour Beatty plays key role in 2012 Legacy

Having played an important part in delivering the games facilities for the London 2012 Olympics, Balfour Beatty is ensuring a lasting legacy by playing a key role in connecting and engaging with the local community in East London through a number of sustainable initiatives as part of the company’s redevelopment of the iconic Aquatics Centre.

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Xervon Palmers launches health & safety initiative

Leading scaffolding contractor, XERVON Palmers, has launched an in-house health and safety initiative – the Safety Recognition Scheme (SRS) – aiming to maintain and encourage the improvement of standards in scaffolding access provision for users and customers, through the recognition of excellence in services.

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