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Cobuilder welcomes OpenBuilt – the game changer in the built environment

IBM, Cobuilder and Red Hat announce the launch of OpenBuilt – an industry-lead platform being developed by the technology providers and a cross-industry ecosystem of five partners.

At Cobuilder we see OpenBuilt as a true game changer because the platform is designed to translate all the abstract promises of BIM, VDC and other digitalisation initiatives into practical means.

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ASFP launches passive fire protection e-learning platform

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an innovative new e-learning platform in support of its acclaimed Foundation in Passive Fire Protection. Featuring high quality adaptive learning techniques, supported by ASFP technical expertise and training capability, the new platform provides the ideal online solution for learners wishing to study towards Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Passive Fire Protection, administered by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

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TG20:21 now on sale

The NASC’s updated and expanded scaffolding compliance software is now on sale.

As with TG20:13, development has been carried out in conjunction with CADS (Computer and Design Services Limited), an international specialist in structural engineering design and technical authors of the TG20 eGuide software.

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College leads the way in EPAs

The end-point assessment (EPA) agenda for civil engineering trade apprenticeships is being spearheaded by Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) – which is the first in the country to complete EPAs in Formwork and in Steel Fixing.

The EPA is paramount to the achievement of an apprenticeship. It tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training. Unique to each apprenticeship standard, the EPA demonstrates the competence of an apprentice in their role – which is crucial for current and future employers.

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Webinar - What does UKCA mean for the PPE industry?

The withdrawal of the UK from the European Union has brought forward new legislation in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations. For manufacturers and distributors, these new requirements are mandatory in order to place PPE products on the UK and European markets. 

Businesses who manufacture PPE on the market will be aware of some of the implications these new changes bring. But what are the steps to involved and how can you ensure continuity of supply of products on the market?

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CHAS to tackle modern slavery in construction supply chains

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has partnered with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab to undertake a research project around the risk of modern slavery within construction supply chains, with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

The project, which will begin in April 2021, will assess the risk of modern slavery in construction supply chains and seek to establish how construction businesses can effectively tackle the issue.

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Butler & Young rebrand to SOCOTEC

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection, and compliance services, has today announced the rebrand of Butler & Young, specialists in building control and fire consultancy services.  

Acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019, the Butler & Young portfolio includes Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, one of the largest approved inspectors in England and Wales, Trenton Fire, one of the largest independent fire safety consultancies in the UK, and Butler & Young Consultants, a leading specialist in built environment consultancy. 

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British Association of Landscape Industries launches fresh new brand

The British Association of Landscape Industries has unveiled its new look ahead of its 50th year in business in 2022, marking the start of a new chapter in the Trade Association’s prestigious history.

Spearheading the brand is the Association’s fresh, contemporary new identity, boldly updated for 2021 while celebrating its heritage.

Following a three-year development cycle which saw the team at Landscape House carry out research and analysis, a series of stakeholder interviews and a brand positioning exercise, several significant changes were decided upon to improve the Association’s continued efforts to promote, support and inspire its members, the wider landscape services industry and the public.

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Centurion unveils world’s first safety helmet with Mips cradle solution

Working in partnership with Swedish helmet safety technology company, Mips, Centurion Safety Products has unveiled the next generation of above the neck safety technology: its cutting-edge Nexus Extreme Mips helmet. 

The ground-breaking helmet is the first in the world to incorporate the Mips Elevate (cradle solution) Multi-directional Impact Protection System into an industrial hard hat that incorporates a cradle and is designed to provide increased protection against rotational motion. 

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Close Brothers Asset Finance funds new ‘yellow plant’ for PDM Industries

Close Brothers Asset Finance has provided PDM Industries with a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Sale and HP-back facility for the purchase of a mix of yellow plant, ranging from excavators to sweepers. The funding will also be used to protect the firm’s cashflow, giving them the headroom to continue to invest and secure their future. 

Based in Preston, PDM Industries is a well-established business that has been trading since 1991 in specialist markets, including demolition, groundworks, civils, waste recycling, plant hire and agricultural contracting. 

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Canopies, coping & cills from Rainclear Systems

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater, roofline and drainage solutions is now also offering contemporary Aluminium Canopies, Wall Coping and Windowsills on its website in 26 Standard RAL colours. 

To celebrate, we are giving one lucky winner an Anthracite Grey 1000mm Kensington Canopy. Just send us your esig (with your contact details) in April to be entered into the draw.

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