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Record numbers use free CHAS jobs resource

The supply-chain risk management expert, CHAS is seeing record numbers of people using the CHAS Jobs Board as the UK continues to grapple with a severe skills shortage.

The CHAS Jobs Board is a free resource that allows clients to quickly and easily find accredited contractors and includes the facility to search by specific or multiple trades, desired assessment level, location and radius.  

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New assisted living facility leaves Scotframe for Falkland Islands

The first sections of a brand-new assisted living facility for the Falkland Islands, fabricated by the UK’s leading off-site timber construction firm, have just left Scotframe’s Inverurie headquarters, en-route to the other side of the world.

The facility, commissioned by the Falklands Islands Government through their partner, RSK Falkland Islands Limited, will be constructed 8,000 miles away in the capital Stanley, where it will form the Island’s first purpose-built assisted living facility for vulnerable residents.

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Digital hesitance: 72% construction SMEs still rely solely on paper for operations

Organisations in the construction industry are falling behind in terms of digital adoption, which could be negatively impacting their bottom line, according to new research by GAIN LINE.

The survey asked 1,000 senior managers/directors and those heading up procurement, HR and ops teams at SMEs in ‘traditional’ industries — energy, life sciences, manufacturing, rail and construction — about the use of and attitudes towards digital services/tools within the business.

The construction industry had an overwhelmingly high percentage (72%) of organisations still primarily using paper services, compared to just 17% of energy organisations, 19% life science, 18% manufacturing and 15% rail. The other industries primarily used a combination of digital and paper services.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in 'beautiful' Yorkshire office development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a prestigious North Yorkshire office development.

The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied specially-manufactured bricks for a “beautiful” new office HQ for All Steels Trading on the outskirts of Thirsk.

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Michelmersh products are now on NBS Source

0n7250Michelmersh products are now on NBS Source, offering detailed information and BIM files to architects.

Michelmersh is happy to announce its collaboration with NBS Source. This venture allows architects to browse Michelmersh products, BIM files and product specs on the NBS site. The RIBA CPD-approved site offers global leading technology, combining content and connectivity for the design, supply, and construction industry.

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Architectural consistency with Nordic Copper

The Windermere Jetty Museum – recently shortlisted for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize – is unified and defined by facades and oversailing roofs clad in Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper, responding to the unique lakeside context – as architects Carmody Groarke explain.

The museum is seen and approached from all sides, from land and water, and from a number of points of elevation. Roofs and walls therefore assume equally important status in the formal composition. Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper is used as the determining material to give architectural consistency to these elements and to the museum buildings working together as a cohesive whole. Copper is folded and pinned with a regular pattern of brass fixings to give the elevations a unique texture, which is further reinforced by the patina gained by weathering over time.

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UK's first 10m LGMG diesel scissor lifts go underground

0n7290Rental specialist PG Platforms has taken delivery of the first LGMG SR818D diesel scissor lifts to be sold in the UK and has sent them straight out on a highway tunnel maintenance project.

Company Managing Director Steve Cutting said he was impressed with the build quality, easy operation and specification of the Chinese-made self-propelled scissor lifts, which made them ideal for working at height in tunnels.

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Bring your course to life at night with Otterbine’s Lighting Systems

With Otterbine’s Fountain Glo™ colour changing lights there is no need for the lights to go out when the sun goes down.

Otterbine fountains are renowned for being multifunctional tools, ensuring not only a centrepiece for your lake and pond during the day, but also, most importantly, for ensuring clean, clear water. Now, these sets bring even more value to your investment by ensuring your fountain commands attention at night too.

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ASFP 2021 Passive Fire Protection Award winners

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) announced the winners of the 2021 Passive Fire Protection Awards, at the Association’s Awards Lunch at the Edwardian Hotel in Manchester on 26 November 2021. Broadcaster, naturalist and marine biologist Monty Hall presented awards to the winners in six categories, each recognising excellence within the passive fire protection industry.

The winner of theASFP Installation of the Year Award was Optimum Drywall Systems for its SCCC - Grange University Hospital project. As one of the largest passive fire protection projects in the South-west and Wales, this project presented many design challenges that were resolved with innovative solutions. It demonstrated that a positive collaboration of design, client, supplier and installation professionals can be achieved.

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How to choose skip bins for disposal of construction site waste

When you live in the middle of a city, you will find it difficult to dispose of construction wastes left behind by the contractor. Aside from common construction materials, you will also have to deal with many other kinds of detrimental wastes. The good thing is that skip hire services are now widely available.

A skip hire company can help dispose of construction wastes that are no longer recyclable. A skip bin helps store waste until collection agencies will dispose of them. Most construction wastes are huge so choosing the right skip is important. You can check the skip sizes at www.valleytrading.co.uk for more information.

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Genuit Group steps up on digital transformation with Cobuilder

Genuit Group implements a centralised data management strategy with the help of Cobuilder as part of its digital transformation.

In December 2021, the Genuit Group Plc (formerly Polypipe Group plc), a leading provider of sustainable construction products, signed a strategic agreement with the Norwegian software company Cobuilder to structure and standardise their product data, as part of the Group`s digital transformation strategy.

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