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More action needed by SMEs to tackle modern slavery

Awareness of the importance of addressing modern slavery is high among construction SMEs, but there is a need to move beyond policy to action according to research carried out by CHAS, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab.

CHAS and the Rights Lab surveyed a sample of 229 CHAS member companies, the majority of whom are SMEs within the construction sector. The survey sought to assess current knowledge and awareness of modern slavery along with actions taken to address this problem and identify opportunities for improving engagement.

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aask us launches new interactive website

Leading finishing designer and manufacturer, aask us, has launched a brand-new site featuring innovative 3D experiences. 

Designed to engage and inspire, the website offers a revolutionary user journey that enables visitors to interact with the company’s products in a virtual setting. 

The company’s 3D virtual office space features a number of wall, ceiling and exterior systems, including it’s new glazed partition system, which maximises light, space and social safety. 

Read more: aask us launches new interactive website

Casella to showcase high flow sampling pump at The Health & Safety Event

Global occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert, Casella, will be returning to The Health & Safety Event 2021, September 7-9, NEC Birmingham, to showcase the most technologically advanced high flow pump in the air sampling market on stand 4/F21.

Casella is dedicated to improving health in the workplace and community with life-changing monitoring technology. At the event, Casella will exhibit its advanced solutions for monitoring noise, dust and vibration, alongside its latest innovation, the Vortex3 high flow pump.

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MODULHAUS™ on show at Offsite Expo

Based on extensive market research and utilising Modern Methods of Construction, a new concept in volumetric modular permanent homes for rough sleepers has been developed and rigorously tested to help overcome the nationwide crisis.

MODULHAUS™- a one-person volumetric modular home recently took ‘centre stage' in Westminster to raise awareness of the plight of rough sleepers and demonstrate how modular technology can provide a high quality, cost-effective solution. Government and media interest was intense and now this  homeless solution will be transported from the seat of power to Offsite Expo as a key feature at the conference and exhibition.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in prestigious housing development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a new and prestigious North Yorkshire residential housing development.

The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Ferrensby, near Harrogate.

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Ambitious plant specialist selects Hinowa spiders for growth

An East of England plant hire specialist has added a 14-metre Hinowa spider boom lift to its fleet to meet demand from customers for platforms that can operate in highly constrained space.

Anglian Plant has bought a Hinowa 14.70 Performance IIIS from Access Platform Sales (APS), sending it immediately out to its first hire customer.

Read more: Ambitious plant specialist selects Hinowa spiders for growth

Constructionarium - now is an exciting time to be boring in Norfolk!

A team of students called The Warwick Boring Team are heading to LA next month to compete in Elon Musk’s the Boring Company’s tunnelling competition. They will build their tunnelling machine and test it against competitors to get top spot.

A group of thirty students, knows the Warwick Boring team at University of Warwick have been working on the innovative tunnelling technology – The Boring Machine to make our transport greener, cheaper and faster in the future.

Read more: Constructionarium - now is an exciting time to be boring in Norfolk!

Coventry civil engineering degree apprentice among national trailblazers

A Coventry University student is among a small group of apprentices who are the first in the UK to have completed their Civil Engineer degree apprenticeships.

Scott Griffiths, who works as a structural engineer at Waterman group in Birmingham, passed his Level 6 Civil Engineering degree apprenticeship end point assessment in June, achieving Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Construction sector surges ahead – and will ‘build back better’ with Clark-Drain

With almost sixty years’ experience in the construction industry, at Clark-Drain we’ve learnt to anticipate what our customers and the market are telling us, and respond with innovative products that are ‘grounded in expertise’.

And the current burgeoning demand for drainage products clearly demonstrates that - pandemic or no pandemic - construction of all kinds is undergoing a bullish resurgence.

Read more: Construction sector surges ahead – and will ‘build back better’ with Clark-Drain

Why Clark-Drain's access chamber systems set new standards

At Clark-Drain, what we do is always grounded in expertise – but why and how we do it is always grounded in solving the pain-points of those who rely on our products.

When it comes to heavy-duty access chamber systems for cabling, utilities and network protection, we saw an urgent need to address a number of customer-critical issues stemming from the industry’s conventional, and arguably outmoded, design and production approaches.

Read more: Why Clark-Drain's access chamber systems set new standards

CHAS members to receive 20% discount at Speedy Hire with new partnership deal

CHAS has announced that its members are set to receive a 20% discount on Speedy Hire tools and equipment thanks to a two-year partnership between the supply chain risk management expert and the UK’s largest hire provider.

The new agreement will enable CHAS contractors to hire products from Speedy Hire’s 2,250+ product lines, including everything from everyday tools and equipment, through to more specialist lifting, survey, powered access, rail and power generation equipment at a discounted price. 

Read more: CHAS members to receive 20% discount at Speedy Hire with new partnership deal