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An essential guide to king post walls – why they are an obvious and optimum choice

Those who have been involved in wall projects for many years would undoubtedly already have a good idea of the king post wall and what it can do for any piece of property. King post walls have been around for a long time, and they are, in fact, one of the oldest retaining wall systems particularly useful for deep and complex excavation projects. Another name for the king post wall is soldier piles, and if you have a particular wall project in mind and would like to make sure of your choice when it comes to your wall system, here’s your essential guide to king post walls – and why they are an obvious and optimum choice.

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ASFP team expands to support growth and develop influence

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its team as part of a structural reorganisation which aims to provide improved member, technical and training services, while further raising the profile of the Association throughout the construction supply chain. The Association has enlarged its technical and marketing teams in order to support and augment its rapid growth and further develop the services it offers. 

Ex-CEO Niall Rowan will provide additional technical support as the ASFP’s new Regulatory and Technical Officer. With his extensive knowledge of passive fire protection products, standards and building regulations, he will help to guide the Association’s response to the Government’s legislative agenda, provide technical support to ASFP members and work with construction industry bodies in the development of the new competency framework.  

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Rainclear launches new door canopies range

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems has added a brand-new range of door canopies, and side panels, to its website.

“These canopies are produced to the highest specifications using high-quality aluminium and stainless steel and environmentally friendly colours for the powder coating process. We’ve chosen to stock the ever-popular RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey, but other RAL colours are available, predicably with a surcharge and a longer delivery time of approx. 4- 6weeks. But if you’re trying to build or develop something really unique, this may well be the right option for you” 

Anthony Hitchman - MD at Rainclear Systems.  

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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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ASFP announces Passive Fire Protection Award winners

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 ASFP Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, aim to highlight achievements within the passive fire industry. 

While the face-to-face awards ceremony was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, the Association announced the winners at its virtual AGM on 28 April 2021, to ensure that their outstanding performance was recognised. There are five categories of award, each recognising key achievements within the industry, with the high calibre of nominations received demonstrating how ASFP members can succeed even in times of adversity. 

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CHAS welcomes Ahmed Doghem as Distribution Manager (CX)

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has appointed Ahmed Doghem as Distribution Manager with a focus on Customer Experience (CX). 

Ahmed brings over 20 years’ CX experience to the role, having worked for brands including Kingfisher Insurance, Dixons Carphone (Currys) and Gulliver’s Travel Associates (HotelBeds) with previous responsibilities including running a global multilingual contact centre.

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Rainclear summer giveaway

To celebrate summer Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems is giving away branded T-shirts and Aluminium Water Bottles with orders placed in June 2021.

“To help celebrate the arrival of summer (at last!) we thought what’d be better than a cool, cotton T-shirt and a water bottle with a handy carabiner to keep access to hydration on you at all times. We are giving away 100 Rainclear T-shirt & Aluminium Water Bottle kits this June. When they’re gone they’re gone! (*£500 minimum spend). Grab your keep cool kit!” Anthony Hitchman - MD at Rainclear Systems.  

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