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Zero-to-landfill policy fully implemented at Borders College

Zero to landfill 002Borders College is one of the first colleges in Scotland to set up and fully implement a zero-to-landfill policy, which sees no waste from Scottish Borders Campus, Newtown St Boswells Campus and the Tweedbank Campus go to landfill, but instead ensures all waste is fully separated for recycling.

The new environmental scheme, which started in April, is part of the Borders College approach to sustainability and waste management strategy to completely eliminate the disposal of waste in landfill.

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Are you ready for the UK’s construction and design show of the year?

LondonBuildLogo 2023The UK’s leading construction show, London Build, is back at Olympia London on Nov 15th and 16th, bigger and better than ever before! Join us for an unmissable two days of incredible content, entertainment and networking, including the largest networking events for Women and Diversity in construction!

Gain access to 500+ incredible speakers across 8 stages, CPD accredited workshops, 300+ exhibitors, live demos, Meet The Buyer, Government Hub, Architect's Hub, entertainment, DJs, networking parties, live music and much more!

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Naylor Drainage cuts carbon by 48% with new MetroDrain LC pipe

3nz9zXIAs part of its commitment to slashing carbon emissions, Naylor Drainage, has launched a drainage pipe which significantly reduces the carbon output of manufacturing a standard HDPE pipe.

The MetroDrain LC from Naylor Drainage, the leading manufacturer of clay and plastic drainage products, is a low carbon pipe for stormwater and surface water drainage.

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Constructionarium welcomes Rand Watkins as the newest addition to its board

PjMwSY7Constructionarium is pleased to announce the appointment of Rand Watkins as the newest member of its esteemed board of directors. With Rand's extensive expertise and industry knowledge, Constructionarium is poised to reach new heights in its mission to provide exceptional hands-on construction learning experiences and to welcome new strategic partners from industry.

Rand brings a wealth of experience to Constructionarium, having spent over 25 years in senior positions on numerous major infrastructure projects across the UK and overseas. Her track record of leadership and innovation in the field makes her a valuable addition to the board.

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Skills Minister praises college for its ‘forward-thinking’ on green technologies

0cic59fSkills and Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon MP visited New City College’s Hackney Campus to meet students and find out about the college’s Low Carbon Technologies Training Centre.

During a tour of the innovative new labs, he commented on the forward-thinking approach of the college and its renewable energies facilities, saying: “This really is the future.”

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ASFP announces the 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards finalists

PR 297 awards finalists 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has announced the shortlist for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards, with the winners due to be announced on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. As well as showcasing the award winners, the event will feature special guest speaker, comedian Hal Crutten.

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Vehicle conversion specialist looks to Labcraft for brighter highway light

211023 Vehicle conversion specialist looks to Labcraft for a brighter highway light 1 002BT-HS, a leading provider of specialised traffic management and highway vehicles, has specified high-intensity low-voltage Labcraft Nebula strip light and Scenelite for its IPV (Impact Protection Vehicle) range which, says the company, meet its high safety standard.

Based in Chorley, Bespoke Traffic & Highway Solutions comprises 6 divisions: traffic management, emergency services, fleet support, rail services, civil engineering, and vehicle rental.

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West College Scotland is leading the way in Fire Sprinkler Installation training

BAFSA 880x440pxCurrently the only college in Scotland, and one of only 3 colleges in the UK to provide the training, West College is offering the ABBE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation covering Residential and Commercial sprinkler installation.

From March 2021, updated sprinkler regulations made it a legal requirement for all social housing and all properties over 11m to be fitted with automatic fire suppression systems in Scotland. These legislative changes were introduced following work by the Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety who oversee reviews of building and fire safety regulations, frameworks and guidance, and any other relevant matters, to help ensure that people are safe in Scotland’s buildings.

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Watch out for modern slavery red flags, says CHAS ahead of Anti-Slavery Day

chasvfIn advance of Anti-Slavery Day, which takes place on 18 October 2023, CHAS, a Veriforce company and leader in compliance and risk management, is reminding businesses to stay vigilant about modern slavery and watch out for signs of exploitation in their supply chains. 

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Specifying TV, Audio and Data Networks

0n5959CAI was formed in 1978 to represent, and establish standards in, the rapidly growing TV signal reception industry.

Although the technologies our members work with have developed beyond anyone’s expectations since CAI was formed, our core strengths remain the same. We set industry standards, and vet applications to join. Specifiers who use a CAI member can be confident that the member they choose will have the skills and expertise necessary to complete their work to the expected standard.

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Rebecca Hemshall appointed as Chair of Constructionarium Ltd

0n5960Constructionarium is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Hemshall as the new Chair of the board. Having served as a non-executive director since 2021, in her new capacity as Chair, Rebecca will lead Constructionarium through its next period of growth. She takes over the mantel from Keith Clarke CBE who has stepped down after leading the board for six years.

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